Vybz Kartel status in dancehall is dwindling the longer he stays behind bars.
However, members of his camp are working hard behind the scenes to ensure the “Dancehall Hero” stays relevant in a increasingly competitive environment.
A close source to the Gaza Boss exclusively told DancehallHipHop that they are working on an upcoming album for due this summer.
“We have been toying with the idea since last year and the numerous delays in the trial makes the time right to release a new album,” the source told us.
“The album will see some unreleased never before heard singles, some ones that we recently release like “Mr. Bleach Chin” that’s tearing up the place, and we will have a couple remix. The end result will be about 20 tracks,” the source continues
The new Vybz Kartel album is not yet titled and a release date is not yet known, but the source told us that fans can look out for some new singles soon.
“Gaza fans can look out for some new singles soon,” the source added.
The source also told DancehallHipHop that Vybz Kartel still has a huge catalog of unreleased material.
“Vybz Kartel has a ton of unreleased songs that we can choose from so he will remain relevant in dancehall for a long time if the trial continue to draw out,” the source said.
Since his arrest a year and a half ago, dancehall has seen the continue rise of some new faces including I-Octane, Khago, Konshens, and his own protege Tommy Lee.
Vybz Kartel returns to court on May 27 where he is expected to begin his defense on two murder charges.
His trial has seen numerous delays since his arrest in September of 2011, prompting his loyal followers to cry fowl.