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Teejay & Vybz Kartel Chronicles Poverty & Crime In “Pressure” Video


Teejay and Vybz Kartel drops off their new collaboration, “Pressure,” and so far, the reviews have been good.

Like so many of his recent collaborations, Teejay never disappoints with this one and never gets overshadowed, given he is on the same track with one of the biggest artists in dancehall currently, Vybz Kartel. The Top Braff Music-produced single saw the two hitmakers trading punchline about the hardships ghetto youths face daily.

“Need help, So much pressure to bear, Jah Jah wash away everything, Wash away my fears,” Teejay and Kartel sing over the catchy hook.

The accompanying music video perfectly chronicles life of poverty, poor health, and violence in the ghetto. The Lagikz Supreme-directed cut saw a young boy tending to his sick grandmother by ensuring she gets her medication. After giving her the last pill, he promised to go and buy some refills, but while hanging out with his friends on the street corner, a lone gunman walked up to the group and started firing, hitting him. The teenager ended up passing away from his injuries.

“Thank you Jah, It’s a miracle me still here, Me go through so much in my life, Bare trial and tribulation, Gh?tto youth like we been through so much, Peopl? have a hopeless life, Suicide ‘pon them mind, do you blame them,” Kartel deejay.

Despite being incarcerated for a decade, Vybz Kartel still maintains a firm grip on the dancehall throne. The former Portmore Empire leader’s work ethic has never wavered, considering he cannot record music in prison legally.

Teejay is a dancehall superstar in his own right after steadily building out a solid catalog for himself over the past few years.


Vybz Kartel Affiliate Gaza Maxwell Stabbed To Death: R.I.P


Vybz Kartel affiliate Gaza Maxwell was stabbed to death on Monday in St. Thomas.

Multiple sources confirmed with DancehallHipHop on Wednesday that the former Portmore Empire artist was attacked by another man inside 180 Caliba studio in Springfield, St Thomas. He was stabbed in the chest and rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police officers did not release a motive for the killing but said that they are actively investigating the incident as a homicide.

After Vybz Kartel disbanded Portmore Empire in 2012, Gaza Maxwell found a new home at 180 Caliba Productions where he signed a deal with the label headed by Capone. The dancehall star is known for songs like “Miss You” a song produced by NotNice and another single with Kartel titled “Bun Fi Bun.” Sources told us that the incarcerated deejay was informed about the killing and is upset about it.

Kartel is currently hospitalized for a severe kidney infection. Prison officials rushed him to the University Hospital of the West Indies early Monday morning after complaining of severe pain in his side since last week Wednesday. Maxwell was working on some new music at the studio at the time of his death.

R.I.P. Gaza Maxwell.




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