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Excerpt from "Voice of the Ghetto" By Vybz Kartel - Chapter One

CHAPTER 1: THANK YOU JAH Excerpt

"I start this book as I start each day of my life, with a "Thank you Jah" for giving Adidja Palmer the inspiration to be Vybz Kartel; may the words on the pages of this book be well received, may it touch the heart of the oppressors of my people so that they may treat the poor with compassion. May it be a tool that Society will utilize to understand ghetto livity, so that you may change your impression of us and start treating ghetto people with respect - whether they are your helpers, gardeners, bar maids, drivers or any marginalized person in Jamaica. vybz_kartel_book_dancehall_jamaican.jpgMay it reach the desks of the prison officials so that they may implement more humane and positive procedures in our jails so that our people can be welcomed back into society after they have done their time. May it be a reference point for Jamaican males that have never taken the time to understand what our mothers, baby mothers, sisters and women in general go through. Most of all, may it be a source of motivation for my people especially the young ones as they find their way through life in this lovely place Xaymaca, its original name before the genocidal Christopher Columbus came to plunder and destroy an entire Amerindian people under the guise of Christianity. It is with this hope that I have taken the time to write this book in between my musical career and my role as father, and son; I ask that this book is blessed. The hate from the haters is expected but guess what, Kartel sending you a blessing too because the Gaza nuh bad mind. Come on, I know you going to read this book, that's okay with me, the only way we can have a better Jamaica is if we spend the time learning from each other."

-ADDI DI TEACH

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Comments (20)

 

Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2011 11:06 AM

DWL WTF IS DAT. THAT MADE KNO SENSE TO ME. I MUST BE SLOW R SOMETHING SMFH



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2011 11:41 AM

Good



Raggy:
Posted by Raggy | June 4, 2011 12:10 PM

who yu a try fool?no man no perfect, but ah long time wi a hear tings an yu deny dem, but now seth deh some ah dem ah come to light.first ting, if yu was a good person, why so much a yu gaza artist dem a jump ship, an is not like seh yu pap down, so nutten nah gwaan an dem si dat dem can shot, now dat yu pap down, ah no dat.everybody dat yu where friends with or use to be in dealings with/par, yu an dem fall out.so much people couldn be wicked,badmind and lie.
so yu fi go listen to Mj, since yu seh yu a cake soak jackson, listen "man in the mirror' an change yu way's before yu talk bout yu ah release book, dam deceiver.
mi know seh ah 2 sides to a story, an yu no reach er on onstage yetwid your twisted side, yu ah tek yu time fi think up as much lie fi come an try fool people.
hear notnice an vinci mek tings clera pon er,all afta yu sen yu thugs dem come tek im equipment, yu seem an gwaan like nutten no happen.



Yardman:
Posted by Yardman | June 4, 2011 3:31 PM

Mi can’t believe di good artist turn inna a f**king clown. Kartel and everything he now stands for is just absolute f**kery. Where does he come off with this hypocritical bullsh*t? He's trying to implore Jamaicans to stop oppressing ghetto people when he himself is oppressive to young impressionable ghetto girls? He is also responsible for beating the artists under his command when they seem defiant to him. I used to rate kartel’s music and I thought I rated him as a person. I believed he was a necessary change in dancehall when he burst onto the scene- an intelligent entertainer. However, he continually proves himself a f**king lunatic. I’m extremely disappointed with the artist because of the promise and potential that he had. However, I’m totally convinced Kartel has lost grasp of reality. He’s absolutely disconnected from his fan base, referring to them as “puppets” and the like and yet still he sees himself fit to educate on Jamaica on treating ghetto people better. F**k off my yute.



.......:
Posted by ....... | June 5, 2011 9:30 AM

ok smh mi no know wey fi start gaza me seh but kartel stick to wey u know pawdi music......



nikki slims:
Posted by nikki slims | June 5, 2011 11:04 AM

@ Yardman & Raggy i second ur comments!!!!!!!!



jam:
Posted by jam | June 5, 2011 2:38 PM

I dont blame Vybz "The Joker" Kartel, i blame the media companies which shun reporting stories on all amazing artists just to publish this cartoon's life everyday. Some sites should just change names to kartel's fansite or official website.



ISREAL:
Posted by ISREAL | June 5, 2011 11:29 PM

IS WHAT DO THIS F**KING BLEACH OUT DUPPY LOOKING B**TY MAN LUNATIC YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. AFTER YOU BEAT AND FREAK AND DIGRACE SO MUCH GHETTO GIRLS, DISRESPECT THE YOUTHS THEM WHO DID A LOOK UP TO YOU FI HELP!!!!
DISS, 99.999999% OF EVERYBODY WEY HELP BUILD YOU CAREER. [bounty deserve the diss cause him fight anything wey no inna aliance]
YOU WANT COME USE MARCUS GARVEY!!!!!!!! BLEACK MARCUS GARVY WEY NEVA BLEACH OUT HIM SKIN, FI COMPARE YUH SELF WITH????????. SACK YOU MUMMA CAKESOAPETEL. NO CALL,,,,,,,, NOR COMPARE YOU SELF TO NONE A JAMAICA HERO THEM!!!!!!!!!. YOU MECK MI STOMACH SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Extra:
Posted by Extra | June 6, 2011 1:11 AM

kartel need fi go get a day job or go start do pop music like u idol micheal jackson....f**king mad man!!!!!



dwayne:
Posted by dwayne | June 6, 2011 7:26 AM

how the f**k u going to say thank u jah when u same one admit u dont believe in god go get a life



dwayne:
Posted by dwayne | June 6, 2011 7:36 AM

u the same one who said its not ur responsibility rase r be a rolmadle to people and there kids



Peepimeet:
Posted by Peepimeet | June 6, 2011 11:24 AM

Focken clown wid a lot a puppet.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 11:14 PM

Kartel we also read comics suh yes when outaraod post it we will read it now to comment on it in all honesty b4 u start point out "babylon" what have u done in the struggle of black ppl an those same suffering ghetto youths dat yu come back fi use again fi gain readers??? What have u done 4 those mother's an daughters who u a still seeking to exploit once more???, the word jah is equivalent to God and god is christ hence christians are the followers of christ suh how yu a hail christ an u are not a christian or believe in god??? I'll tell u.
First yu sey in a bbm bc. Quote: f*ck black history" ... An yu bleach out yu blackness an by extension indirectly encouraged black ppl to do likewise
Yu beat enslave and segregate everyone that came around u seeking a help outa di struggle u so deeply hug up in yu fail book
Yu demean demolish defamed all the females you've come in contact with including the mother of ur children with distasteful an lude pics with ur dead limp dick in someone's daughters mouth an went on to do songs like 'dutty Angela' directed @ mother in laws
You sang songs disrespecting a higher power/ god then did interviews further denouncing god u even went as far as tattooing the word 'Devil' on ur body
Now which way have u led ur ppl kartel??? Do u think a few fancy words are gonna
save ur sorry a*s this time?? Your dummer than u look kmdt



camouranderso:
Posted by camouranderso | June 8, 2011 12:33 AM

Y u people hating on the artist?????



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2011 4:18 AM

To all de gaza hater f**k u all.gaza mi seh



Kay:
Posted by Kay | June 8, 2011 3:06 PM

Kartel is a very talented artist however, he has lost sight of what drew or attracted his fans to him in the first place. With that said; I don’t understand why we are so quick to use degrading words to express ourselves. The other thing I noticed is the same form that most of these people speak, that is what’s demonstrated on the site. The language of Jamaica is English. Please people have some self respect and either take some classes on how to conduct yourself on paper and in person before typing things that come across as illiterate and ignorant.



JIM:
Posted by JIM | June 8, 2011 5:49 PM

@KAY.... SACK YUH MADDA!!!!!!



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 8:53 AM

We left slavery behind years ago the queen and her English too jamaicans are Africans not english so or language because of the separation at birth has been converted to what is called creole or patwa not even americans don't speak proper english its all broken so love and accept your own ppls origins and language and don't deem what u have as not worthy cause u dumasses are just a bunch of slave minded followers no originality or creativity ppl come to ja trying to learn, imitate and love our language yet u followers are fighting to get rid of ur heritage just like kartel btw I hope u all realize that this book signifies nothing but a man falling and trying to turn his negatives into a positive for only his benefit not for u puppets



annonymus:
Posted by annonymus | June 9, 2011 1:47 PM

this is 4 kay u need to do more research ok di real language of black people not jamaicans is hebrew ok an di person wah a chat bout jah is christ if mi did eva kno yuh mi slap yuh cross yuh face fi seh dat..and this is 4 kartel i was watching di UWI lecture an to tell u di truth u can only fool sum people wen u said the phrase ANNUIT COEPTIS NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM means in god we trust people dat mean the one world order u cant fool all



daniG:
Posted by daniG | June 10, 2011 12:25 PM

woiiieee if ah laff a #weak! GULLY mi seh dutty kartel fi guh hide!! I would love for him to stop use GOD name because from his mouth its only BLASPHEMY!! CHO



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