XXXTentacion and Vybz Kartel on the same track should be fire.
The South Florida rapper, who previously claimed he has some Jamaican roots, announced on Instagram last night that he has a collaboration coming out with the incarcerated dancehall star. Rappers wanting to collaborate with Vybz Kartel is nothing new and in fact, over the last few months, we’ve heard rumors of artists like Drake and Cardi B wanting to get the World Boss on a track. The difference here is that this announcement is coming directly from the artist and not some unnamed source tipping off the media.
“Vybz Kartel featuring XXXTentacion, coming soon, lol only the Jamaicans and Hispanics know what i’m talking about!” X wrote on IG stories. XXXTentacion worked with Sizzla Kalonji on his “My Girl” single last year, but if this new single materialized, it will be the first time the “Look At Me” rapper and Vybz Kartel are working together.
Last year XXXTentacion blast Drake for tapping into dancehall for his last two albums saying that he is way more Jamaican than Drake claims to be because his family is mostly from Kingston. There could be some truth to the story since X is from Lauderhill in South Florida where there is a strong Jamaican contingent.
Vybz Kartel is currently serving a life sentence for murder but is still putting out a ton of new music from behind bars. XXXTentacion currently has a mountain of legal troubles and is currently under house arrest while he awaiting trial for kidnapping and assaulting a pregnant woman. In December, he was slapped with 15 new charges for tampering with a witness when he defied court orders and contacted his ex-girlfriend who is the victim in his case. Like Vybz Kartel, X is facing some serious time behind bars if he is found guilty of the charges.
Perhaps these two dancehall artists should make peace before someone gets seriously hurt or killed. Last weekend, LA Lewis posted a video on Facebook telling his fans that he was attacked by some of Sizzla goons who brandish guns in his face while he was traveling from August Town, a place where Kalonji is like a don. On New Year’s Eve, Lewis posted another video claiming that he was attacked once again and this time the men poured liquor on his kids.
“People this is no joke, Sizzla Kalonji send his hitman them to take out LA Lewis,” he said on Facebook. “Sizzla man them poured liquor on LA and his babies them in the car, me a beg unnu please put an end to this the man them want to kill my kids over foolishness.”
Sizzla has not responded to LA Lewis’ claims of a hit out on his head, but the reggae/dancehall legend did make a very serious threat during his performance on Christmas Day at GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza in St. Elizabeth. Nevertheless, dancehall fans have been calling for the artists to make peace before the situation gets out of hand. Tensions are currently extremely high between the two deejays which means a third party will likely have to step in and mediate the situation.
LA Lewis has shot back at Sizzla Kalonji who threatened to teach him a lesson.
Unless you have been living off the grid then you would’ve likely heard about the leaked video of LA Lewis dubbed the “Equal Rights” video for male dancehall artists. The deejay has since been on a campaign to get dancehall culture more accepting of certain sexual acts but Sizzla is not having it. During his performance at Monday’s GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza at the Luana Sports Complex in St Elizabeth, Kalonji blast LA Lewis while threatening to put his foot on his neck. “Anyweh me see yu again, me ago kick yu under yu throat,” the dancehall legend said on stage.
According to the self-proclaim 7-Star deejay, Sizzla is merely using his name for the hype and he should try eating “pum pum” himself. “Sizzla need to understand that is modern time now, and me read my Bible about 15 times already, and no weh it nuh say ‘thou shall not make love to thy woman,’” LA Lew When Sizzla a burn LA Lewis, him fi go burn the tings dem whe a gwan ina di country like di road dem whe a fix and other things. Him need to taste it if him no start or admit say him dweet.”
LA Lewis also challenges Sizzla to a lyrical battle rather than a physical one. “Just put me name inna a song and make me get mad. Sizzla, cool yuhself and go write some lyrics inna yuh old age,” he added. LA is clearly looking to capitalize on the extra press that he is getting especially from someone as big as Kalonji, but whether or not he will get his wish of a lyrical battle is far-fetched. Something tells me that this feud will not end well for somebody.