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Shabba Ranks "None A Dem" dissing Vybz Kartel?

Big dutty stinkin' Shabba voices "None A Dem" on Di Genius' infectious Peppa riddim. Sounds like he's throwing words after Vybz Kartel.

The legend Shabba asks "How can you not rate who come before you? You're going on like you came around here and made music big." before boldly (well, as bold as an indirect can be) stating "None a dem nuh bad like Shabba Rankin'... Stop that fool there and ask him if him nuh imitate the great Shabba Rankin'. Stop that one there and ask him if him nuh imitate the Rankin', the vibes I bring the big song that I sing must inspire and motivate him."

Mad ting!

So, both Beenie Man and Shabba Ranks have chomped the bait ("Dancehall Hero"). Who next? Shaggy? Hahaha! Kartel must be laughing. Don't expect a return diss track - Kartel's too smart for that. It'll most certainly be an entertaining response, be it a line in a song or a cheeky comment in an interview.

p.s. This isn't a long-awaited return or anything. I'm sure Shabba voiced on a couple riddims last year, including Ward 21's Cosa Nostra.

Skip to 2:40

And just for the sake of it, I'm plugging away

THIS is the greatest interview ever. Coincidentally it's by me. We spoke about everything. If you want to know/understand who Kartel is, read/listen to this. I wrote first UK journo interview in 5 years, but I meant ever.

In his first full-length interview with a UK journalist in over 5 years, Vybz Kartel speaks to The Wrap Up’s Marvin Sparks about his beginnings, writing for Bounty Killer, the infectious tribute to footwear brand Clarks, working with Major Lazer on ‘Pon Di Floor’ and much more, in the first of this two-part interview...

In the second part of this exclusive interview with Vybz Kartel for The Wrap Up (part one), he speaks to Marvin Sparks about the controversy surrounding ‘Ramping Shop’, reinventing himself to become the self-proclaimed 'Dancehall Hero', working with UK rapper/MC Kano and whether we'll get to see a much-anticipated collaboration with friend-turned-foe-turned-friend-again, Mavado..

(It's actually a 4 part interview. I just gave MTV two. Yeah, I gave them it, not the other way #Power lol)

Third part is arguably the single greatest interview with Vybz Kartel. In this part he addresses every beef he had at that point; Aidonia ("He's broke and hungry trying to catch on to straw and Vybz Kartel won't be that straw"), Busy Signal ("Busy Signal is a shadow of Vybz Kartel. He's like a machine fowl. He has Assassin's voice and Vybz Kartel's flow"). He explains the reason why he made "Dancehall Hero", he regrets the Ninja Man incident, pays respect to Bounty Killer, bleaching and talks his businesses.

I was and still am proud of this interview. The response has been crazy. Over 95k views on 8 different accounts, Aidonia responded (vid has 83k+ views), and this podcast is hilarious. Oh and someone in Jamaica styled my interview, but I can't remember who.

By the way, this is just a advert

Last part is Vybz Kartel admitting he didn't work on the Blueprint 3 like Jay-Z said. Mavado says it was him. Kartel then speaks on the who Gully-Gaza thing being blown out of proportion.


  1. Kartel Ansa Shabba..This is a sign of the power of the |RANKING...Kartel need fi hve mannas..REspec..THose who came before..In the Height Of his carrer..Shabba did RESPEC>>>CHk..IT


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