Vybz Kartel and company are having an “African Summer” in Jamaica this year.
The dancehall star has released a brand new music video for his “African Summer” summer entrance in 2021. Over the years, the Teacha’s obvious reign over the’season of fun’ has taken dancehall lovers down a path of merriment via songs like “Summertime,” “Party,” “Party Me Say,” and “Day Rave,” to mention a few.
A pause of the usual summertime festivities in some parts of the Caribbean since 2020 doesn’t mean that Vybz Kartel is certainly not an indication for him not to cater to one of his biggest fanbases in the world, the African continent.
The likes of the African King of dancehall Shatta Wale revere the Worl’Boss as something of a deity on the continent. That feeling resonates throughout the heart of the people, and as such, you can find Vybz Kartel murals on buses, buildings, and t-shirts.
In his current album, Di Teacha doesn’t go into great detail about what happens in Africa, but he does use the continent’s electrifying and, most of the time, sweltering summertime climate as a metaphor for the bedroom antics he sings about.
The song, which was recorded by Drop Top Records, is translated by iamLagikz, a Jamaican cinematographer who uses a little humor in his work. The lesson of the story is around a guy who neglects his wife, leaving her to satisfy her yearning for intimacy with another man down the street. Firey transitions provide the stage for some rump-shaking, love-making, and dancing.