Vybz Kartel

About
Career
Musical artist
Age
44 year
Birthplace
Height
6 Feet
Weight
73 kg (161 lb)
Net worth
$2 million
Relationship status
married
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    Biography

    His name is Adidja Azim Palmer, he was born in Jamaica. He is a deejay, a songwriter and a reggae singer. Currently, he is spending the rest of his life in jail after having killed “Clive Williams”.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    Forgetting about his tragic life, Vybz is one of the most popular songwriters who have perfectly performed the dancehall reggae.

    Quick Bio

    Vybz was born on the 7th of January 1976, in Kingston, Jamaica. He was raised by his mother Teresa Palmer with his siblings. He resided in Waterford, Portmore of St Catherine.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    Palmer used to go to Calabar High School in Kingston but he sooner was veered when he was 16 years old. After that he went to tutorial school and got his diploma.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    Since his childhood, he was fascinated by many popular artists like Papa San and Charlie Chaplin so he wanted to be one of them and began writing his first lyrics when he was 11.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    At the beginning when Palmer was a child, his two uncles encouraged him to keep the good work.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    Music Career

    Palmer’s first song was “Love Fat Woman” which was made in 1993. At that time, his stage name was Adi Banton. After three years of hard work, from writing to singing, he founded a group with two of his friends and called it “Vibes Kartel”.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    Unfortunately, the group did not make it, and faded within a few years, but Palmer took up the name and made of it “Vybz Kartel” to become since then a single artist.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    His great performance has attracted the famous dancehall artist “Bounty Killer” and by making a deal, in 1998, he became lyrics writer for many singers like Killer and Elephant Man.

    In 2002, Kartel began he own career, his first songs were “Guns Like Mine” and “Most High” which allowed him to win the “deejay of the year” title.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    Kartel produced his first album “Up 2 Di Time” in October 2003, then another album in 2004 which is “Timeless”.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    Hard work was paying off for Kartel and he released many other albums, one of them is “Pon Di Gaza 2.0” which contained the very successful hit “Ramping Shop”. During his career he has collaborated with many stars like Jay Z and Rihanna.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    Arrest and Imprisonment

    In September 2011, Kartel was put under arrest for a drug affair. Besides, he was accused by the murder of Barrington Burton. Then he was accused of another murder which is Clive Williams’s murder.

    Vybz Kartel under arrest
    Vybz Kartel under arrest

    Kartel was not guilty for the first case but guilty for the second, so the verdict announced on the 13th of March 2014, was the prison for life.

    Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel

    Personal life

    Kartel’s girlfriend is Tanesha Johnson and they have three boys; Little Addi, Little Vybz and Addi Aiko. In 2006, he got a non-successful marriage with Stacy Elliott and endured for two years.

    Vybz Kartel with a girl
    Vybz Kartel with a girl

    Net Worth

    Kartel’s net worth is, according to social media and media, about $2 million.