The recent controversies surrounding Vybz Kartel allegedly recording in prison have contributed to a spike in sales of the incarcerated deejay book title “Voice of The Jamaican Ghetto” which was co-written by Michael Dawson.
Former minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna recently called for Kartel’s songs to be banned from Jamaican airwaves which drew a lot of backlash from his fans and revived interest in the book.
“It’s always done well. However, I must say whenever there’s controversy, it forces people to look at Vybz Kartel and sales go up,” Dawson told Splash.
The book is based on 10 of Kartel’s songs giving a narrative on their social impact. Dawson said he met the artiste in 2010 when Kartel was riding high, despite brushes with the law.
“He pretty much told me from a musical standpoint where the songs were coming from. Then I would take it from an academic view,” Dawson explained.
Dawson is a former Campion College past student. He is apart of House of Dancehall which is part of Whirlwind Entertainment, a company in which Dawson is partner.