The aced dancehall deejay is closing out the year on a high and already he his looking beyond 2017, putting his fans on high alert for a flurry of new singles at the top of the new year. Vybz Kartel previews a new song on Instagram tentatively titled “One Box.” The snippet drew some criticism from some dancehall fans who are accusing him of promoting domestic violence against women. The cover art for the single features a female with a black with her finger over her lips.
In all fairness to Kartel, the song seems to be centered around a female who is dating a man who beats her for going home late. Whether or not Kartel is promoting domestic violence is up for debate. “One box in a yo face, just true yo reach home late, Jesus Christ good thing yo never dweet whole day, dead yo would a dead same place, the boy waan kill yo for your pum pum,” Kartel deejay over a dancehall beat.
It’s also fair game to let the full song be released before making a proper judgment on whether or not he is promoting the beating of women by men. “Sooooo people just listened to likkle (few) line and crying bout promotion of domestic violence. Lets hear the whole song nuh!!” one fan wrote in the comments.
“Don’t like the theme of this song nothing to dance to here. Domestic violence is no joke some men will listen to that theme and use it as an instruction manual,” another fan wrote. Our Gazanation sources confirmed that the song will be released in January.
Vybz Kartel has been dropping an average of two songs per week since the start of fall this year.