Despite being an admitted fan of Vybz Kartel, dancehall star Mr. Lexx has branded much of the music released by the legendary deejay, ‘crap’ since his incarceration and subsequent conviction on murder charges.
Mr. Lexx made the assessment when he appeared on NewsTalk93FM’s Nightly Fix late last week. Though Kartel has been in jail since September 2011, he remains dancehall’s hottest property, continuing to release a slew of singles including hits such as Back To Life, Which League, Pressure and Business.
Lexx, who appeared on the radio show to promote his new single, Struck For Love gave credit to Kartel’s team for using their promotional muscle to help push music that possessed underwhelming quality.
“I wish I had (Kartel’s) team,” he said. “Nuff ah the tune dem weh him put out ah crap, dem just hot for the first two weeks when dem come out and then you don’t hear nothing about them.”
He added, “Mi ah 100 per cent Gaza, but I am just being real. Couple ah (Kartel’s) tune ah crap…but if you constantly hear a song over and over you may probably end up liking it.”
Mr. Lexx also called out Popcaan and other younger acts who he claims have not fully lived up to expectations.
Last week, former T.O.K. member, Double X faced intense backlash from Kartel fans after suggesting disc jocks and promoters are not giving other artistes with quality music sufficient airplay due in part to the hype and gimmickry associated with the genre. He questioned how Kartel can be in prison and have so many songs on the airwaves while other artistes have good music and cannot get airplay.
Watch Mr. Lexx’s full sitdown on Nightly Fix below.