Did you get a chance the read the New York Times article on Vybz Kartel?
Here’s an excerpt:
“How you going to liberate the black people when you bleach out your skin?” asked Vybz Kartel’s erstwhile mentor Bounty Killer, voicing a widely repeated question. “You’re supposed to be proud to be a black man.”
In February the New York radio D.J. Dubmaster Chris of 93.5 FM banned Vybz Kartel’s music on his show during Black History Month. “If you don’t stand for something,” he said, “you’ll fall for anything.”
But Vybz Kartel parlayed the publicity into his first-ever live morning show interview on Hot 97 FM, one of the most influential hip-hop radio stations in America. “This music stuff — what people say about me good or bad — I don’t take it personally,” Vybz Kartel explained later. “It’s business.”
Read Bob Kenner’s full article on HERE