On Friday, July 6, Adidja Palmer aka di Teacha will release his book, Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto, that portrays him on the cover looking like Malcolm X.
On the cover of his book, Kartel states “I pray this book helps to change Jamaica forever.” Unfortunately Kartel, behind bars since September of last year, will miss the launch of his first book Voice of The Jamaican Ghetto .
The book even includes feelings about his mother and parenting Kartel co-authored the book and completed his manuscript in the summer of 2011. The book launch is slated to take place at a car wash just across from the Horizon Remand Centre, where the deejay is currently being held, on Saturday July 7.
Vybz Kartel and his co-author, Michael Dawson, first copyrighted the book in the United States on August 5th, 2011. The publishers have worked assiduously on getting it right. The release of Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto, Kartel‘s first book, is sure to make more noise and keep the chat about the deejay on for long time.
Here some excerpts from the book already shared back in may 2011.
From Chapter 3 – MAMA “….. if I wrote 9 albums dedicated to her I could not sufficiently express my gratitude, love, respect and admiration for Theresa Wilson Palmer or mommy as I call her. To her, this book is dedicated and to her I owe all my success. Mommy me love YOU! “Mi swear from mi heart” that Theresa Wilson Palmer is my queen. Why do you think I handle the haters so well? What’s my secret you ask? Mama, mama, mama, my mother. Yes, it is Theresa Wilson Palmer’s training.
That’s why I keep saying to the media, keep talking. My mother’s opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to criticizing Vybz Kartel. I want to say to her that I know it is not always easy. There is hardly a day that goes by without her son’s name in the paper being tarnished, ridiculed or criticized. Somehow, I went from being her adorable little son to everybody’s role model; expected to be who they think I should be and not who I am. I can only imagine how she feels when I am called derogatory names or blamed for things I know nothing about,
From Chapter 9 – STRUGGLE I cannot emphasize enough the role of family in the ghetto.
As we fight poverty, having family support could be the difference between a prosperous life and a life full of strife. Anyone who knows Vybz Kartel personally will know that the most constant message on my BlackBerry Status is Family First.
I’m not saying that my family life is perfect or that I am a perfect father but I strive to be. Yes, families will have differences, all families do. Some malice, fight like cats and dogs; but blood is thicker than water. In my song, I spend the entire first verse talking about family because make no mistake about it people, we are going to turn things around in the ghetto and we are going to start with family.