Some background info about Vybz Kartel and the Portmore Empire.
Former member of the Bounty Killer-led Alliance, Vybz Kartel aka Addi di Teacha, formed his own alliance of artists called the ‘Portmore Empire’, to develop the talents of a group of artists in order to propel them to successful careers in the music business, after the separation with Bounty Killer .
“Portmore Empire is about a group of artists coming together for the betterment of music, a musical unit covering artists, selectors, cassette man, everybody. It’s origin is in Portmore, but it nuh limited,”
from Kartel own words in spring 2007 when the project was shaped and included artists like Avalanche, Nuclear, Deva Bratt, Shawn Storm, Blak Ryno, Omeil from Spanish Town, known as the “first lady of the Portmore Empire,” and Likkle Danger, from Spanish Town.
Many new artists joined the Gaza Family and some left di Camp for good like Lisa Hyper, Gaza Kim, Blak Ryno, Jah Vinci, but the rise of the Empire is undeniable and everyday since a new hot song on some killah Riddim is out or some new never heard before artist is having a chance to shine.
From 2007 to 2011 Portmore Empire and World Boss Vybz Kartel signed, produced, teach and launched to stardom artists like Gaza Slim, Popcaan, Tommy Lee Sparta, Jah Vinci, Blak Ryno, which now are established reggae dancehall artists of world fame. In 2012, following Vybz Kartel’s arrest Portmore Empire was disbanded.
Watch some rare videos of the old times in Vybz Kartel ‘s Portmore Empire.
A still black Kartel in the recording booth with Deva Bratt and more Jamaican recording artists voicing on Sweeden riddim medley. Watch Vybz Kartel live performance at D’Angel birthday party and watch a rare and super catchy official music video with Vybz Kartel featuring. Slash & Blass – and titled Gyal Know Fi Wine
Sweeden Riddim-Vybz Kartel Nuclear Deva Bratt Escobar Portmore Empire 2008
D’angel B-Day Party Jamaica Vybz Kartel Performing Live 2008