Bounty Killer gave Vybz Kartel his stamp of approval.
Dancehall legend Bounty Killer cosigning Vybz Kartel as the “King of Dancehall” is significant given his statue and influence in the genre. The legendary Five Star General is one of the biggest names in dancehall’s history. Not only does he carries a massive fan base, but he is also responsible for introducing some of the current biggest names in the genre to the masses including Kartel himself.
While Bounty Killer and Beenie Man have made peace over the years, Grunggaadzilla is clearly in full support of his former protege Vybz Kartel being the “King of Dancehall” even while he is behind bars.
Killer posted a clip from Fox 5 New York’s profile of Kartel on Instagram and captioned it, “More Black Excellency.” The dancehall giant continues, “Vybz Kartel remains a dominant force in our music because of THE CONTINUOUS HITS HE PUTS OUT STILL WHILE IMPRISONED and huge respect to all Vloggers that KEEPS HIS NAME GOING BEYOND THE MUSIC.”
Beenie Man had to adjust his crown after the Fox 5 reporting went viral online. He is insisting that he was the king then, in the 1990s, and is still the king today. Dancehall fans are divided in the debate, with the ever so outspoken Gaza fans blasting Beenie Man, while the Doc’s fans push back while reading out his list of accomplishments.
Bounty Killer throwing his voice into the mix says a lot, and perhaps we need more dancehall acts to speak say something on the topic of who is the current “King of Dancehall.”