Vybz Kartel says he’s proud of Skillibeng after completing Billboard Hot 100 – DancehallMag
Vybz Kartel gave Skillibeng the biggest ‘before’ of the night on Friday, after producer Johnny Wonder uploaded a photo of him showing off the Billboard Hot 100 plaque marking the St. Thomas. Crocodile teeth remix with Nicki Minaj.
Although the remix debuted and peaked at the bottom of the Hot 100 charts, Johnny Wonder was sassy in his Instagram post, having snatched a coveted spot on the chart, which, while being viewed globally as objective proof of the potential of a artist, has effectively validated Skilli’s work in writing and expressing the extraordinary track.
“Billboard Bitches !!!!” Johnny Wonder captioned the photo.
In response, Vybz Kartel, who appeared to be in a very good mood yesterday, expressed how proud he was of the Hot artist, not only for his work ethic, but for the fact that despite being famous, he remained a humble and unpretentious young man.
“I’m proud of a Skillibeng yow! Humble man n na fumble! Kartel wrote in his congratulatory message to old Morant Bay High School.
The Gaza boss then turned to Johnny Wonder and praised him for being a stronghold in the Dancehall industry. “Bless Uncle Johnny #dancehallpioneer dem dem or dem have #ironear,” Kartel wrote.
Congratulations also came from music coach Tony Matterhorn, producer Seanizzle and deejay / songwriter Don Mafia, and a host of other musical minds.
Crocodile teeth was one of three songs Minaj remixed and placed on her new mixtape, a reissue of her 2009 mixtape Teleport me Scotty.
In addition to the Hot 100, the Crocodile Teeth Remix had also peaked at number 182 on the Billboard Global 200 chart, where he only spent one week.
At the time of the release of the remix Johnny Wonder, had told The Gleaner in an interview that Crocodile teeth had “already exploded before they (Nicki’s team) wanted to continue”.
The original from Skillibeng Crocodile teeth, which was considered a diss track for another artist, Intence, was released in October 2020. Since its release, it has racked up over 30 million views on YouTube, with the remix with Minaj racking up 5.4 million views.
It’s no surprise that Kartel honors Skilli and emphasizes the youngster’s humility, as the 25-year-old has always hailed him as an inspiration in his various interviews.
In a January interview with BBC 1Xtra’s Seani B, Skilli, when asked “how difficult it is to stay on his feet and humble,” said it was effortless for him because he has always presented his authentic self from day one without any pretext. or pretexts.
“What I’m showing them is me. Nothing really changes. Mi neva did not put on a show at any time, ”Skillibeng said.
Speaking of the Worl ‘Boss, Skilli continued: “Vybz Kartel, in terms of music, means a lot to me. And I mean it goes as far as fi inspiring mi fi making music; his music goes as far as fi inspires mi fi do music. And that means a lot to me. So big thank you to Kartel, big thank you to his music because at the end of a day the Kartel music show with his raw talent is given by God and not everyone can do what we do. Is just a natural ting ”.
In October 2020, Skilli told Onstage host Winford Williams in an interview that one of his lifelong dreams was to collaborate with Kartel, and that the Emergency the artist had been very accommodating.
“As a yute wha mid really wants to release music, I can collaborate with my favorite artist and be a part of star and big up life at Kartel fi meck mi feel dah star way enuh music. Because without him I wouldn’t really follow the music in a certain way. Because Kartel-style music is the origin of the music of the Skillibeng era, ”he explained.
Skillibeng had also expressed concern that other artists had extrapolated Kartel’s style, but failed to credit the Portmore native.
” A man. Him haffi get man credit. Dem naw gives him all the credit because at the end of a day why a nuh man wants to give him all the credit, a dem nuh capable of what we do. Everyone’s strong enough to build a style, come back to the drawing board, Dancehall and test it out and it works… and Vybz Kartel teaches us dat… ”Skilli said.