Today marks the release of Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition, Vybz Kartel's newest collection of dank dancehall bait, from Jamaica with love. The record is out through Mixpak and VICE Records: today is the first time the album is available on vinyl, and includes two never before released bonus tracks, "Money," and "Good Pussy."
The video was shot by Danilo Parra and VICE Global Editor Andy Capper, who told us that they put this thing together on a budget of "like $200." They produced the video way out in the Portmore area of Kingston, Jamaica, a zone that Vybz and his crew have locked down and nicknamed "Gaza City." If you're wondering what kind of antics they get up to down there, consider that Vybz is currently being held in connection to two murder charges. So since he wasn't available for the shoot, the video stars members of the Gaza Crew, comprised of young musicians and other local residents.
You can pick up a vinyl copy of the record right here, and if you don't have a record player, you should buy it on iTunes. But don't take our word for it: Vybz has garnered the support of the fastest human on the planet, Usain Bolt. At this year's Olympics, where Bolt took home a perfect three for three--three events, three victories--the Jamaican sprinter threw up the Gaza gang sign while kicking it with three Swedish handballers:
Also, if you live in or around New York City, you should come out to the Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition release party tonight, featuring DJ sets from album producer Dre Skull, Max Glazer, and Dubbel Dutch. It's going down at Miss Lily's, on 130 West Houston Street: RSVP right here.
Directed by Andy Capper & Danilo Parra.
Co-produced by Codine Williams.
Andy Capper is the Global Editor of VICE and has previously directed promo videos for A.$.A.P Rocky, Black Lips and is currently working on new ones for Action Bronson, Konshens, Haleek Maul and El-P. He also directed the forthcoming Vice Films / Snoopadelic Films feature release "Reincarnated," starring Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion which well premiere at the Torornto International Film Festival on September 7th. Previous feature docs by Capper include the Vice Guide To Liberia, Swansea Love Story, Beautiful Liverpool, Krokodil Tears, Donk and Mandingo!
Danilo Parra is a 27 year old Chilean-American Filmmaker who’s made a range of documentaries on VICE and has also worked with the fashion brand Chloe.
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