The recording career of dancehall star, Vybz Kartel, may not be over. The self acclaimed "World Boss" may be given the opportunity to record music from prison.
High Court judge Justice Lennox Campbell postponed Vybz Kartel’s sentencing to Thursday, April 3, 2014, after Kartel, along with Shawn "Storm" Campbell, André St John, and Kahira Jones were convicted of the murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams on March 13, 2014.
According to various media reports, the Department of Correctional Services in Jamaica will play a key role in determining if the men are fit to record behind bars as part of the Jamaican prison rehabilitation programme. However, some proceeds from the earnings of their recordings could go towards repairing the damages done to the Lizard's family, as Justice Lennox also seems to be siding with making proceeds from these recordings go towards the estate of the deceased Clive "Lizard" Williams.
He stated; "In a previous matter, when a person was convicted who had some artistic talent certain things were done. It needs to be found out whether in fact it was open to the court for any of those proceeds gained could go to repairing any of the damage to the relatives of the deceased."
The Department of Correctional Services will be the ones to make the final decision on whether Vybz Kartel will be allowed to record whilst in prison, and if proceeds will go towards Lizard's family.
Justice Lennox will also decide on if Clive Williams’ family will be allowed to make any statement in court before he hands down his sentencing next Thursday.