For the last year I’ve been working on the new Vybz Kartel full length and it’s finally days away from release. If you want to support this project pre-order Kingston Story now from iTunes where it’s already climbed to #52 on the Best Selling Reggae albums chart.
A while back I shared the behind the scenes details from the Vybz Kartel ‘Go Go Wine’ video shoot and we’re finally ready to share the finished video. Shot on location in Kingston, Jamaica by Patrick Fraser.
Fast forward to 2011, and Dre Skull and Vybz Kartel have teamed up together again for his forthcoming album “Kingston Story”, and Dancehall fans can expect something more than the usual collection of recent singles and the odd filler track that can often blight many dancehall albums.
Read this Dre Skull interview with Strictly The Best covering working with Vybz Kartel on the upcoming album “Kingston Story,” the state of dancehall and more.
Vybz Kartel recently appeared on Hype TV to discuss his upcoming album Kingston Story which is set for release on June 21st on Mixpak Records.
Check the guest post I wrote for Large Up on Shelly Thunder’s “Break Up” video.
Last week I was down in Kingston for Vybz Kartel’s ‘Go Go Wine’ video shoot and I wanted to share some photos and a video. All photos by Ports Bishop.
For the final outdoor scene Kartel was rolling deep with his crew Also, note the fans watching the shoot from the roof. There were literally hundreds of people who came to get a glimpse of Kartel.
Vybz Kartel’s ‘Go Go Wine’ is is out now on iTunes and it is currently the #28 bestselling track on the Reggae charts and climbing. It’s also available at all other fine digital retailers. Support this release!
For the last nine months I’ve been working with Vybz Kartel on a full length album and it’s finally time to let the world hear some music. The album, ‘Kingston Story,’ will be out in June, but the first single, ‘Go Go Wine,’ will be released on May 3rd and Toddla T debuted it on his BBC Radio 1 show last Thursday during a special show on Jamaican music. Listen back to the show which has a bunch of great interviews and music (including a quick interview he did with me last time we were in Kingston). Pitchfork also showed support and debuted a stream of ‘Go Go Wine’ (which has resulted in 80 plus YouTube rips). On Friday, the track got radio support fom Jabba (of Massive B fame) who gave the track multiple spins on Sirius XM and from Max Glazer who dropped the track on his Federation Sound show on EVR.
I want to take a moment to give a special shout out to Mr. Glazer, because I wrote the riddim for ‘Go Go Wine’ in January after I played him a bunch of cuts from the Kartel album and he shared his perspective on what the album had and what it might be missing. Basically, he mentioned that the record could use a real Hot 97 friendly/rhythmic dancehall cut and I took his advice and went back into the studio before my last trip to record with Kartel. Respect for the advice!