As most of you know I’m Jamaican and I take every opportunity to let people know, and every now and then I slip in a Reggae track here and there on the site. For those of you who don’t know Mavado & Vybz Kartel are currently two of the biggest Reggae artists. Vybz Kartel is a protege of Beanie Man and Mavado is a protege of Bounty Killer, so it’s only natural that they would have issues with each other. Vybz Kartel represents the Gaza set (I’m Gaza by the way) and Movado reps Gully.
The war has been going on for a few years now but last year when I went back to Jamaica things got really heated to a point where I even had major disagreements with even close friends. Music and beef in Jamaica is completely different from beef in Hip Hop because of the environment we grow up in. When someone has a problem and a diss record comes out it’s not just words they really mean what is said and that eventually lead to violence between the Gaza and Gully people.
To a point where the actually Government has to get involved, when have you ever seen that in Hip Hop. So that’s why this Peace Treaty is such a big deal because it’s gotten this bad time and time again and it will continue but at least this time they calmed it down before things get really crazy, but trust me it won’t last that’s just the way it is in Jamrock, we’re not the murder capital of the world for nothing which is unfortunate.
Still Gaza mi seh, dere is a time fi evryting and right now it’s a time for peace.