"My music is the reflection of the broader
society...without a violent society we wouldn't have violent music...art is an
expression of life…" echoes Vybz Kartel's voice at the end of his single Mr.
Broadcast Commission (Anuh My Music), which seems to be the underlining
theme of this latest project dubbed The Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto –
Incarcerated But Not Silenced (Roots & Culture); also the
title of his book released last year
Released July 7th, the album comprises of a compilation
of previously released songs structured in a way that paints the image of the 'haves'
and 'have-nots' being continuously at odds.
Laced with narrative/interludes by
Jamaican Observer writer Louis Moyston, the LP shines Kartel as a modern social
activist for the underprivileged in a culture that seemingly doesn't care about
Take a listen of the compilation below;