Vybz Kartel

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Vybz Kartel
Birth nameAdidja Azim Palmer
Also known asWorld Boss
Born (1976-01-07) January 7, 1976 (age 47)
Portmore, Jamaica
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • record producer
  • record executive
  • entrepreneur
  • deejay
  • composer
Years active1995–present

Adidja Azim Palmer (born 7 January 1976) better known as Vybz Kartel, is a Jamaican dancehall musician. Kartel started a line of liquor in 2008.

Career[change | change source]

Kartel has worked with Jay-Z, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, M.I.A, Pharrell, Kardinal Offishall, Akon, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne and Eminem.

Personal life[change | change source]

On 29 September 2011, Kartel was arrested. Jamaica's Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) charged him with murder. Kartel was found guilty after a 65-day trial.[1] He was sentenced to life imprisonment on 3 April 2014.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Staff; Press, Associated (14 March 2014). "Vybz Kartel found guilty of murder" – via www.theguardian.com.
  2. "Vybz Kartel, Jamaican star, sentenced to life in prison". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved September 6, 2023.