Dre Skull, Mastermind behind my favorite Dancehall-Album since, uhmm, forever, gets interviewed by MTV Iggy’s Jesse Serwer.
Kartel being such a master of self-promotion, what did you learn from him making this album?
Just watching him as a songwriter was pretty interesting. I don’t know that it’s a type of learning that I can apply to other things because I can’t make someone else be a songwriter like Vybz Kartel. I think he really approaches his career and his press in a very holistic way. It’s not like he does four to six songs and he goes home for the day. He’s a performance artist and his songwriting is part of his artistry. His interviews, his Twitter account, his YouTube postings are part of his artistry. To watch someone working in that way from up close is pretty interesting—watching someone who’s a total artist and intentional in what he does.
Read the whole Interview over at MTV Iggy.