Vybz Kartel Reggae album to be released in June

A new Reggae album from Vybz Kartel, 'Reggae Love Songs and Other Things,' will be released on June 3.by Jodee Brown

A Reggae album by incarcerated Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartelwill be released in early June, according to reports Saturday, marking the first compilation by the deejay since being convicted of murder in March.

The 14-track album, Reggae Love Songs and Other Things, is produced by Short Boss Musik, the label founded by Kartel’s common-law wife, Tanesha ‘Shorty’ Johnson. It will feature a number of songs released since Kartel’s conviction under his Addi Innocent moniker, including Crashing Head On, Can’t Call This a Love Song, Miami Vice Episode, Downtown Kingston, My Love My Love and Love Mummy, featuring PG13, a group comprised of Kartel’s sons, Little Vybz and Little Addi.

Reggae Love Songs and Other Things also showcases production from TJ Records, So Unique Records and Bigga DonDon. The album largely showcases songs speaking on social issues, love and other topics.

A release from Short Boss Musik says that despite Vybz Kartel’s situation, his music will forever live on, saying, “music cannot be imprisoned.”

Reggae Love Songs and Other Things will officially be released on June 3, via iTunes and will be distributed by 21st Hapilos andJohnny Wonder. However, music lovers can pre-order the album on iTunes right now.

Vybz Kartel is currently serving a life sentence for the August 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams at a St. Andrew residence. He will not be eligible for parole for 35 years, however, he and his legal team have long signaled their intention to appeal the conviction.

A few Kartel albums have been released since his September 2011, including Kartel Forever: Trilogy and The Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto – Incarcerated but not Silenced, a roots Reggae album based on his book with the same name

Earlier this month, a gospel song by Kartel, Ordinary Servant was released. That song was produced by TJ Records.

Alty B goes from ‘Nobody’ to somebody on new song

Dancehall/Reggae singer, Alty B has unveiled his first of many offerings for 2014, entitled 'Nobody.'

Dancehall/Reggae singer, Alty B has unveiled his first of many offerings for 2014, entitled ‘Nobody.’

by Jodee Brown

Aiming to take the music world by storm, one lyric at a time, Real Entertainment Productions recording artist,Alty B is back in the spotlight, releasing his first single for 2014 entitled Nobody.

This song, produced by Smokeshop Studios, showcases the epitome of a ‘rags to riches’ type story, as Alty B speaks of the hypocrisy shown by people once a relatively unknown name gains some sort of recognition. Voiced on a beat combining Dancehall and Reggae elements, Nobody points out the struggles and whole heap a blood, sweat and tears’ it took for the singjay to gain respect in his industry while warning others in a similar situation to watch his or her surroundings that much more when success comes calling.

Nobody has already found favour in his native Jamaica, with radio stations across the island playing the single in rotation. Alty B’s flow and straight-shooting lyrics make this song a worthy listen given its ability to relate to so many people who go through this everyday experience.

Alty B landed his biggest mainstream hit thus far after combining with fellow singer, Richie Loop for their collaborative effort, Island Girl. The song was a hit with several local TV and radio stations while also gaining heavy rotation in his base in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. Other notable 2013 singles from the R.E.P artist, who is currently being managed by Andrew Lee Pryceincluded Bubble Fi Me (feat. Cubanis),Leaving You (feat. Ebony Royal) and Woman I Need You (feat. Jah Cube).

Look out for the official video for Nobody in the near future as well as the single on iTunes, distributed by Johnny Wonder and Hapilos 21st. This is the first of many things to come from this rising sensation throughout 2014 and the foreseeable future.