Dancehall hero Vybz Kartel was charged with murder, illegal gun possession, conspiracy to murder and possession of marijuana early this month. He's been in custody since. Over the weekend he was forced to defer an application for bail. He is scheduled to return to court on October 26th. In spite of these events—sad any way you cut them and hard to fathom—his 2011 album Kingston Story, made entirely with New York producer Dre Skull, still has legs. Its second single, "Half on a Baby," arrives today. It twinkles and groans, Kartel offers all my cocky and all my love, and now that sounds kind of devastating. New Mixpak signee Dubbel Dutch’s rework preserves the perfect melody but digitizes the bells and muffles the drums. Hear it below and stream "Half on a Baby" remixes by Funkystepz, Bert on Beats, Schlachthofbronx and Mosca from Mixpak here.
Download: Vybz Kartel, "Half on a Baby (Dubbel Dutch Remix)"