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Aidonia responds to my Kartel interview

First things first, if you haven't read the two previous parts of the Kartel interview (one of the only interviews he has ever done outside of Jamaican press), check He talks success of Clarks, Major Lazer 'Pon Di Floor' collaboration, getting his work ethic from his father and writing for Bounty Killer.

Part few (2) is about reinvention, I asked if he borrowed Mavado's style, about making x-rated songs when he has to make clean ones, he gives an exclusive about both his new album and the plans he has to work with Mavado

On Thursday I made this post about a podcast by comical take on the interview. Now this

Anyone that has followed my blog or knows me personally will know I say Aidonia is one of the baddest deejay's in Jamaica. To quote this post "What I will say is Aidonia is currently top 3 dancehall artists right now. Let's see how long it takes these punk DJs over here in the UK to realise." That's last year.

So onto this Aidonia beef with Vybz Kartel

If you don't know either artist, Kartel is like the Jay-Z of dancehall (but with more credibility on the streets and amongst girls) with Aidonia the street artist the thugs like. Does a few songs for girls here and there but he is a quintessential rudeboy deejay. Many people believe he is the only one that could really take on Kartel lyrically, he has thrown numerous songs at Kartel, so I asked Kartel's opinion on the tunes. Kartel said what he said. If you haven't heard my Kartel interview. He addresses Aidonia in the first bit

Now Aidonia has responded.

What have I done? Asked what we all wondered.

The "Addi ah mi daddy" line is from this gun finger specialist tune. If gun finger doesn't rise on "Me nah fi wear black fi bad mi inna all white", you have no soul. "Black fi bad" is a jab at the Alliance, Bounty Killer is always in all black, so was Mavado back then, Busy Signal etc.

This is a diss to Kartel from late last year

This is also a Kartel diss from December 2010

"We smoke the most and sing 'bout hot grabba
Long time in a the ghetto step inna mi bank robber"

Hot grabba line refers to this song by Kartel. Bank Robber are a style of Clarks, obviously in reference to Clarks.

"Genius ah di boss,
No bwoy can't violate rounda Stephen place"

Is basically what this whole situation starts from.

Remember (back in '09) the first Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor riddim without Vybz Kartel? Aidonia first stated "Tell dem me bad anywhere but uptown ah my own"

Then Kartel took a jab at Aidonia "Addi (abbreviation of Adidjah which is Kartel's forename) ah (is) the real lord evil" @ 1:58 on this '09 diss track aimed at Mavado and Stephen McGregor

I all forgot about this tune Aidonia did for Kartel. 2nd verse is incredible.

"No bwoy cant see 'Donia and box (punch) him
Can't get kick up like Ninja Man pon Sting
Buss it inna ya head you fold up like napkin
The pu**y there no badder than me, not him
Me can defend anything weh (that) I talk in a song
No need friend fi (to) make shot claart in a man...
Stephen give me way make me war him nuh man
One shot inna him face so it nah go be long"

And don't try none of that encouraging or condoning gun crime. They're war bars. That's how people clash. Get over yourself. When a country wars with another country is the same thing but this is on wax. So long as no one gets hurt, there isn't any harm in competing.

As I've said before don't shoot the messenger. I just asked what we all wondered. Lads, don't let this turn into anything stupid. I beg you. Thanks

p.s. This would have been my ring entrance music if I was a boxer

If you are interested in my other interviews, check here. Dancehall ones are here

I just wanna hear another Deadly Alliance to be honest

And if you wanna hear a CD I made which doubles up as a Best in 2010, click here. Has all the tunes from Clarks, Hold You to Cosa Nostra, to Gangsta City, to Street Swag, to Smokin' riddims, to Straight Jeans and Fitted, Fake Jeans, Rum n Red Bull eeeeeeeeeverything. Check it out.


  1. i think aidona is totally over reacting with his dramatic character cz that's all he is a badman character...why you so eager to war with someone that doesn't even notices you...aidona is a great dj but he should focus more


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