Being incarcerated won’t mute Vybz Kartel‘s outspoken thoughts about the “injustice system of Jamaica.” Kartel was cleared in the death of 27-year-old promoter Barrington “Bossie” Burtona, yet remains behind bars for the fatal beating of friend Clive “Lizzard” Williams. The World Boss said the numerous murder allegations (including a third, this time involving former road manager Patrick “Roach” Samuels) are false.
“The injustice system of Jamaica is trying to use me as a scapegoat for crime, so they’re trying to build a case that doesn’t exist,” he told Boomshots.com via an email in response to trial setbacks that have kept him in in jail for two years.
Kartel — who labeled his jail bid “the Kartel inquisition” — wrote that he’s most distressed by the segregation from his family. “That’s the most painful thing. Not seeing my family especially my kids.”
Earlier this week, the 37-year-old’s record label released Kartel Forever: The Trilogy, a triple-disc effort comprised of old hits and other music recorded “before he was locked away,” according to Tad Dawkins of Tads Records. “They were never released. So what the producers did, they just put new instruments and gave it a new mix, like the new kind of stuff that’s going on now,” he discloses.
In a press release endorsing his album, Kartel reassured fans that undeterred by his captivity he’s “still up to the time.”
Sharing his own optimism, Dawkins said he sees Kartel’s legal issues as fuel. “He also thrives from controversy,” Dawkins said. “He will take something and turn it around and twist it so he will look good. He loves controversy — like what’s happening now with the police when they raided his cell. He’s getting so much press out of it you’d never believe it.“