Incarcerated and embattled dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel has officially disbanded the Portmore Empire. The move comes as no surprise as Kartel has been incarcerated for some time now and clearly has his hands full with his ongoing legal battles.
Kartel issued the following:
“Dancehall fans worldwide it with great regret that I, Adidja Palmer, have decided to disband the Portmore Empire. These artists have been under the Adidjahiem leadership for years, where they have honed their craft and made their mark, and as such, are well on their way to becoming major forces in Dancehall. They have reached a level where they are more capable to take on their careers by themselves, and it would be unfair to them, based on the limited resources of Adidjahiem Records, and current legal woes of the Adidjahiem C.E.O. and team members,”
The statement is akin to what a parent might say to a youngin’ about to “I’ve trained you well, now its time to do it on your own”…..It will be interesting to see where all the former artists end up. Would be VERY ironic if some of the artists ended up with Mavado over at Young Money/Cash Money…..
Hard to believe Gaza Empire is gone and di Werl Boss is no more. Glad I got to see him perform at Sumfest.