We’re giving away Vybz Kartel’s “My Crew” as a free download below…video coming soon.
Vice and Mixpak just released a new cut from dancehall progenitor Vybz Kartel in advance of a forthcoming video for the track “My Crew”. It’s from the deluxe edition of the album Kingston Story the two labels are teaming on (coming 8/14).
Album producer Dre Skull (who recently worked on the Snoop Lion album alongside Diplo) has some vivid memories of the track’s genesis:
“When I brought this track to Kartel, he asked me what I was picturing and I roughed up a deep voice and sang ‘My Crew’ and told him to do something that he could bump in the club as a sort of anthem for his crew. Keep in mind at that time he had his own club in Kingston, The Building, that had walls covered in larger than life sized pictures of Kartel and that served his Street Vybz brand rum (which featured his picture on the bottle). When he was in the VIP section in The Building with his crew it was an understatement to say he was running things. I wanted this song to capture that vibe. Hearing that concept he took my quick notes and knocked this out in about an hour.”