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Vybz Kartel part again for MTV TWU

The second part of the Clarks trilogy is called 'Clarks Again' for a reason, doah? Awoah!

Well in case you missed first part, the link is right here. We warmed up with the first part, speaking about the success of Clarks, insight into both his unique style when he broke onto the scene and the creation of Major Lazer 'Pon Di Floor', little background to the members of the ever-changing roster over at Portmore Empire, and he explained his work-ethic

In this part we went a bit deeper. As I said, the first part was a warm up. In this we spoke in-depth about the controversy surrounding last year's Ramping Shop. The lawsuit, resulting censorship on radio and why he went on the riddim in the first place. Makes some valid points. Also why he makes raw uncensored tunes even though he has to make a version suitable for radio.

For the real dancehall fans we spoke about reinvention and the now controversial Dancehall Hero. Let's be honest, Mavado kind've stole Kartel's thunder as the elite hardcore dancehall artist, so Kartel has done very well to reclaim his position at the front alongside the Gully Gad/Star Bwoy. Some say he borrowed Mavado's singjay style so I had to ask that. I'd just like to point out we spoke about Dancehall Hero before Beenie Man responded. Although it's kinda unfortunate I couldn't get his response to Beenie then, I guess it's kinda good foresight because I included the question even though it wasn't THAT controversial then.

Lastly, for the UK mandem we spoke working with Kano, then the big one: when will he be on a tune with Mavado?

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