Topic: The Top Ten Best Vybz Kartel songs of all time…Agree or Disagree? – Submitted By Cj
The Top Ten Best Vybz Kartel songs of all time
Despite facing potential trials and rulings that could greatly impact his legacy, internationally acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel will still go down as one of the genre’s greatest entertainers. Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t help but rate his music.
Kartel’s lyrical arsenal and savvy vocal abilities made him an icon over the last ten years; etching several classics in the minds of his fans worldwide. Whether he’ll earn the chance to make more remains to be seen but with various chart-toppers attached to his name, Kartel’s presence will forever resonate throughout Dancehall. Though a top ten for an artiste of this caliber seems mighty restrictive, even controversial, there were several number one hits Vybz Kartel produced that stood out more than others.
10. Tek Buddy:
In 2002, Kartel announced himself as a mainstream force with the release of the hard-hitting track, Tek Buddy. This no-holds barred lyrical display of sexual innuendos with mixed with clever pun placements won Kartel a lot of clout amongst fans and industry players alike.
Having done well on several local and international charts, Tek Buddy established a foundation for himself. Inadvertently, it also helped build the foundation of fellow Dancehall artiste, Macka Diamond, who recorded a worth counteraction, Tek Con which made her a household name in the industry also. In a way, Kartel’s hype machine rubbed off on other stars from he stepped onto the scene.
9. Life Sweet:
Despite 2008 being the height of a very nasty feud between himself and Mavado, Vybz Kartel unleashed a more conscious side through the release of his single, Life Sweet. The single, encouraging people to embrace the simplicities of life won Kartel mass airplay, several top-ten slots and proved that Kartel was more than just a mean machine on the mic.
8. Never Love Another:
After dominating the charts with sexually charged and ‘bad man’ lyrics which made him feared and respected by his competitors, Kartel switched lanes in 2005 with Never Love Another. The single offered a softer, gentler side of “Di Teacha,” melting the hearts of his female fans.
It also showcased Kartel’s vocal abilities as he’d forever be renowned for having three different voices. The “melodic” Kartel who softly sang his heart out and elicited strong emotion, the “evilous” Kartel who sounded murderous with his deep, dark vocal delivery and the “ladies man” version, which displayed a more playful, mid-ranged tone.
Another sensual hit, which attained chart-topping status was his single dedicated to mothers, simply titled Mama. This song explored the hardships and challenges which mothers endure on a daily basis; winning over various demographics with his soothing vocal delivery; driving home a message that fans and fellow artistes can relate to one way or another.
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