The ten-part documentary, executive produced by rap legend turned Reggae convert, Snoop Lion made its debut on YouTube Tuesday. The pilot episode takes an in-depth look into Vybz Kartel and the impact his music has on Jamaican culture, even as he remains incarcerated on murder and obstruction of justice related charges.
Noisey Jamaica producer, Codine Williams went into the heart of the ‘Gaza,’ Portmore, where they took a look at the area where Kartel hails from and has made famous throughout his storied career. Talking to residents across the ‘Gaza,’ it is clear there is mass, unwavering support of the deejay that has emerged as one of Portmore’s greatest celebrities.
One resident summed of the sentiments of Kartel’s legions of fans and supporters everywhere, saying “A nuff innocent people dem put inna remand. Nuff innocent ghetto ute true yuh fall from di ghetto, dem jus tek yuh up and put yuh inna jail.”
Not only does Noisey Jamaica go into the heart of Portmore ghetto, they also headed to Sugarman Beach and Prendy’s On The Beach to talk with one of Kartel’s biggest female fans, who insists critics of the ‘Worl’ Boss’ should stop attacking the deejay’s lyrics and lifestyle, as no one can truly judge the artiste’s motives.
Noisey Jamaica will feature several more of Jamaica’s elite entertainers over the coming weeks, including Konshens, I-Octane, Tifa, Beenie Man and Shabba Ranks, amongst several others, making this a must-watch series for 2013.
Watch Codine Williams in Portmore, Jamaica to meet Vybz Kartel's Gaza crew