Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel’s highly anticipated new album “Of Dons and Divas” is out as of
today, June 26. The 18 track masterpiece is pure gold and is produced by Short Boss Muzik /
Vybz Kartel Muzik.
“The title of the album “Of Dons and Divas” is representative of the all-star cast that the album
has, including myself; this album has more features than an iPhone 20,” Kartel outlined.
Featured artistes include Sikka Rymes, Lisa Hyper, Teejay, Skillibeng, Daddy1, Slimatic, as
well as the artiste’s sons Likke Vybz and Likkle Addi.
“I specifically chose new generation artistes. I am the oldest of the ensemble. Vybz Kartel has
always been in tune with the kids so as a treat, I decided to bombard the city with some “new”
clear weapons,” he further added.
Kartel has already given fans a taste of what’s to come with last week’s release of the single
Cute Rider. Boasting a Reggaeton flair, the track is produced by JonFX and mixed by Grammy
award winning engineer Jimmy Douglass.
Following the January released “To Tanesha” album which was more centered around Hip Hop
and R&B sounds, “Of Dons and Divas” brings the focus back to Dancehall music.
“There’s me in my usual element but what I did on this album is a lot more “deejaying” than
“singing”, compared to my last project,” the artiste explained, “lyrics galore as usual delivered on
some uptempo tracks as well as a few ‘cool and deadlys.’” A nod to the music of the 80s which
he grew up on, the album also celebrates the Dons and the hot girls (now called Divas); each of
the album’s 18 tracks is classified under its respective category.
Fans of Vybz Kartel know the calibre of music to usually come from the artiste and this project is
no different. With production contributions including Jay-Crazie, and Ricardo “Red Boom Reid”,
expect international level sounds from this album.
“This album is pure ‘vybz’! High energy tracks with lyrics galore. This album will be a refreshing
and welcomed project for my fans, you will not be bored once you press play on this Dancehall
Gem. The fans will definitely get their time and money’s worth, plus some,” Kartel confidently
A timely nod to his musical successes, Vybz Kartel is currently celebrating the achievements of
his 2016 smash hit “Fever” which has been certified Gold by the RIAA, having sold over
500,000 copies. The track was featured on one of the singer’s most successful albums, “King of
the Dancehall”, which peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Reggae Charts.
Undeniably one of the most influential Dancehall artistes of all time, Vybz Kartel has been
paving the way since 2002, steadily gaining notoriety since the release of his 2003 album “Up 2
Di Time.” Known for hits such as “Slow Motion”, “Summer Time”, “Clarks” featuring Popcaan &
Gaza Slim and “Romping Shop” featuring Spice, “Of Dons and Divas” is touted to be a standout
GRAMMY album, bringing a whole different vibe from anything done by Kartel before.
“The fact that I keep evolving, that’s what makes this album better. I keep growing because I
never forget that I am a student of the music; not the music industry but the music. So with my
humility towards and my respect for this genre, this is the best Kartel ever because I keep
getting better,” he expressed.
Distributed by Zojak World Wide, “Of Dons and Divas” will be available for purchase and
streaming on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music and Tidal.
- Nice Tingz (Intro) [Divas]
- Nice Tingz [Divas]
- Cute Rider [Divas]
- Cute Rider Reggaeton Mix
- Bad Gyal (feat. Skillibeng , Jucee Froot & Tommy Lee) [Divas]
- Say A Praya [Divas]
- No Prison [Divas]
- Pretty Butterfly (feat. Lisa Hyper) [Divas]
- Stay With Me
- It Was Heaven [Divas]
- Presidential (feat. Sikka Rymes & Daddy1) [Dons]
- State Evidence (feat. Lisa Mercedes) [Dons]
- Militant Coup (feat. Likkle Vybz , Slimatic & Likkle Addi ) [Dons]
- Depend On You (feat. Sikka Rymes) [Dons]
- Worldboss (feat. Lisa Mercedes & Redboom) [Dons]
- Dons & Divas (feat. Danii Boo ) [Dons]
- Big Bizniz (feat. TeeJay ) [Dons]
- Jump On The Beat (feat. Likkle Vybz & Squash) [Dons]