Another day, another Kartel post. I know "The sh*t is f**kin' ridicalus" (RZA voice) So if you've been following me on Twitter or read back previous posts you will know that I have been gassed since the day I interviewed Kartel early in December. I labeled it #LicenseToGas on Twitter because I knew I'd get gassed off the response. By the way, gassed doesn't mean I think I'm above it. I'm just overjoyed at the response by other fans. As I've said before, I'm a fan, so to get so much love from fans is great. No one else has done one like this and I feared it would get lost amongst all the Kartel vs Beenie talk + Kartel vs Laing, hence the delay in promotion.
No other journalist in UK has ever managed to interview him. Just in case you never knew. Kartel doesn't do interviews with international press more time. Just throwing it out there for those that aren't familiar with dancehall. It's like tracking down Jay-Z in the dancehall world. No hype
This is jokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Listen from 2:00
(from 13:58 onwards) "You know when Popcaan say him no eat june plum? A lie him a tell because Teacha [Kartel] eat June Plum. Teacha stopped the interview to buy june plum. You lot stop di fuckry. Food is food. And fruit is fruit. And pu**y is pu**sy. And if June have bloodklaat plum under her crutches no man eat that plum but if you want to eat the plum from the tree it's all good" - that's a translation. I almost died with laughter. (June plum = June is a female name and a plum is fruit that you eat. Eat is another term for... you know the rest).
Someone put the audio pon YouChube (I need to figure out how to do the picture thing, what's the best program to do that?) and it has passed 4k views in under 2 days. This ones on 1.5k. Alright still
Sidenote: My name is in the tags for this video on a random lol. That's smart. They'll get views for their vid from my interview. No harm in that (gonna copy that). Mavado's tune on the riddim "The gal them want star bwoy but me nah star in a blue movie" applies to me so mek dem gwaan. He's playing the riddim way too fast though.
Check the other 2 parts on MTV.co.uk/TheWrapUp: (part 1 & part 2).
Also check my interview round-up of the year 2010 here. Check the Romain Virgo on Soul Train Award nominated best site Soul Culture here. All other interviews here