Sales for Incarcerated Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel‘s The Voice of The Jamaican Ghetto book has surged following Opposition Spokesperson on Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna‘s recent call for the deejay to be banned from the local airwaves.
According to co-writer Michael Dawson, since Hanna’s statement sales have increased “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,” he said.
Released in 2012, The Voice of The Jamaican Ghetto is based on ten singles from Vybz Kartel. The self-proclaimed Worl Boss cites many historical facts and statistics and speaks on hard hitting topics such as racism, classism, politics, economics and social issues.
The book was crowned number one on Amazon in the category of Caribbean and West Indian history, “This book should be read by every Jamaican and any person who is interested in the real Jamaica. Not the Jamaica on travel ads but the real Jamaica. Kartel exposes some political secrets and other issues so taboo they have been swept under the rug. Kartel has often been compared to Tupac and Biggie.,” the website said in its review.