Vybz Kartel the incarcerated dancehall artiste celebrated the good news about his music with his fans on social media yesterday.
Fever, released by Kartel in 2016, got gold certification on February 7 by the Recording Industry Association of America, (RIAA) for sales that were equal to 500,000 copies.
“Fever” is featured on Kartel’s “King of The Dancehall” Album, and peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Charts after its release back in 2016.
It was produced by TJ Records and then distributed by Zojak Worldwide.
Vybz kartel currently has the number one trending song in Jamaica, noted Feberuary 23, 2020, the song is called “Tony Montanna”.
Vybz Kartel and his fans have waited for over 19 months to hear the judgment from the Court of Appeal.
Sources revealed that on November 21, 2019, Mr. Tavares Finson wrote to Justice Dennis Morrison, the Court of Appeal President and asked about the delay in the ruling, that is to be handed down.
In July 2018, prosecutors made their case to the Court of Appeal and asked the tribunal to rule that the defence lawyer had not made a sufficient case for them to free Kartel.
An application by Kartel’s defence lawyers for four pieces of new evidence to be used in the appeal was accepted by the Court of Appeal, during the hearing.
The lawyers said the meta-data from Kartel’s phone did not show where he could be at the crime scene.
In 2018 when the hearing ended, the Court of Appeal revealed that judgement would be handed down later in the year.
Yet it has been over 19-months, and it’s unclear if the judge’s decision will arrive soon.
In 2011, Vybz Kartel, Kahira Jones, Shawn Storm and Andre St. John were found guilty for the murder of Clive Lizard Williams.
In a letter dated December 2, 2019, the registrar told Mr. Tavares Finson that she was asked to inform him and the other lawyers who are representing Kartel and his co-appellants that the Appeal Court Judges via the Court Registrar responded to Mr. Tavares Finson and other attorneys for Kartel and his co-appellants that the preparation of the ruling is at an advanced stage at this time.
No further news on the appeal since then.