Today marks the anniversary of the release of Vybz Kartel’s Kingston Story, so much has changed since then. The LP which is a seminal release in dancehall still holds up a year later, unlike a lot of riddims. The dynamic between the producer and the artist is unique and whilst a lot of people blathered about whether it was dancehall or not the fact remains it is a great LP. In the past year we have seen Kartel become a cover star of The Fader, gotten coverage in many mainstream media outlets and then got arrested. Ever since his absence, not just with his music but his antics as well, has been greatly missed.
This past week it was announced that Kingston Story is to be re-released on Mixpak in association with Vice on August 14th, you can pre-order it here. Rolling Stone got the premiere of one of the track on the deluxe lp called Money.