July 11, 2009
RAMPING SHOP HITS BILLBOARD HIP HOP CHART AT #96
Vybz Kartel wrote another piece of dancehall history this week when his Ramping Shop collaboration with Spice hit the Billboard R & B/Hip Hop charts, making that single his biggest international hit to date. The song has been powered by airplay from the big urban stations, HOT 97 and POWER 105.1 in recent weeks, which has propelled the single onto the Billboard chart where it entered at #96.
Kartel has recorded popular collaborations before such as the dancehall remix of "Frontin'" with Jay-Z, Pharrell & Wayne Marshall for Def Jam in 2004. He has also done a remix of Colors" with Sean Kingston and Kardinal Offishall, and has collaborated with Missy Elliott (Bad Man), Pit Bull (Descarado) and Jim Jones (Straight off the Top) in the past. It has been an incredible year for Vybz Kartel so far in 2009 where he has registered an impressive five number one hits in only six months.
Kartel will be centrestage tonight July 11, 2009 at the Portmore Gaza Awards which will be held at the Caymanas Park in Portmore, St. Catherine.