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Vybz Kartel
Birth nameAdidja Azim Palmer
Also known as
  • World Boss
Born (1976-01-07) January 7, 1976 (age 45)
Portmore, Jamaica
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • record executive
  • entrepreneur
Years active1995–present

Adidja Azim Palmer (born 7 January 1976) better known as Vybz Kartel, is a Jamaican dancehall musician. Kartel started a line of liquor in 2008.


Kartel has worked with Jay-Z, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, M.I.A, Pharrell, Kardinal Offishall, Akon, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne and Eminem.

Personal life

On 29 September 2011, Kartel was arrested. Jamaica's Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) charged him with murder. Kartel was found guilty after a 65-day trial.[1]