Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel is again lashing out, following the release of the Jahmiel’s Chronic Law diss track, titled Quaran Kill yesterday, and Alkaline’s diss track titled Nah Fi Like on April 20.
Jahmiel’s single took aim at Vybz Kartel after he sought to tip the scales in Law’s favor. Along with a disrespectful cover art for the track, Jahmiel sang that he’s so powerful that not even the incarcerated GAZA leader can save Chronic Law from his wrath. Alkaline‘s diss track also similarly targeted Kartel’s situation in prison and refuted his claims of running Dancehall from behind bars.
In the caption, Kartel sarcastically said “Big chune mi son!”. “All a you frien dem from jose marti (memba portmore and ‘panish town a my place) including “shorty” tell me say ya GAZA form school”, he added.
In another post today, Kartel also submitted a throw back photo of Alkaline which he captioned “#tbt #GazaCrew back in di day”. The Vendetta boss is seen third from left, in the purple shirt and white pants, representing for GAZA in the old photo.
Jahmiel quickly clapped back and admitted that he may have once been GAZA supporter, but he says that was before he knew Kartel was capable of killing a friend. On a screenshot of Kartel’s post, the Great Man deejay said: “That a before mi find out him a friend killer @vybzkartel #Patriotz”.
Vybz Kartel, Storm and two other men were convicted in April 2014 for the murder of close associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. The conviction was upheld in their appeal this month, but their sentences were marginally reduced.
Jahmiel is now associated with the dancehall collective, the MVP – which consists of Mavado and Alkaline. Indeed, it was Jahmiel’s 2017 song “Bad Dawgs” which may have birthed the collective with lyrics, “and if you never know // don’t f$ck with MVP // In other words, Most Valuable Players // In other words, Mavado, Vendetta, Patriots // You see weh me a say?”.
So it seems, both Alkaline and Jahmiel once respected Vybz Kartel and likewise Kartel once respected Jahmiel. That’s definitely no longer the case today.