Tag: Sizzla Kalonji
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.
Sizzla Kalonji says he has nothing to do with the infamous fire at Bobo Hill recently.
Rumors started circulating on social media over the last week claiming that the reggae/dancehall icon was behind the fire that destroyed multiple buildings, computer equipment, and some important documents. Sizzla’s manager, Homer Harris, has since responded to the rumors calling them false. “[The Bobo Hill fired] was caused by a goat on a neighbor’s property, [and there are claims] that Sizzla was involved in some capacity,” Harris said.
“For the record, Sizzla has no affiliation with the fire or any of the rumors that are circulating on social media in regards to the situation,” he added. “If anything, these scrupulous individuals that have tried to defame and libel Sizzla’s character are doing so out of malicious and vindictive intent.”
Harris added that Sizzla is not a violent person and does not condone the use of violence to solve conflicts. The deejay’s manager also pointed out the work that Sizzla has been doing in the August Town community to stop crime and violence and last year there were zero murders in that community.
Sizzla new album “I’m Yours” debut in the top five of two major Billboard charts last week.
This marks the highest debut for the reggae/dancehall icon who has roughly 70 albums under his belt over is near three decades career. The project “I’m Yours” was released on August 11, 2017, under the FX Music Group label. The 11-track album is currently available on iTunes/Apple Music and was executive produced by Jon FX who also heads FX Music Group. The album debut at number three on the Billboard Reggae chart and number four on the Billboard Heatseeker’s chart and is expected to climb.
Sizzla Kalonji says the achievement means a lot for his career. “This means a lot to my career as it heightens my spirit to even continue my work in such a competitive world of music,” Kalonji said. “I’m really happy about what’s going on because it’s pleasing my fans worldwide.” On the album, you can expect singles such as “Model,” “My Girl,” and “Fair Chance.”
The project also features Ghanian singer Stonebwoy as the lone guest feature. Jon FX has been working with Sizzla since the mid-1990s.