Hours after the clash between Vybz Kartel and Mavado at Sting 2008, Kartel has recorded a song boldly declaring that Mavado ran from the war.
Entitled Don’t Run (Last Man Standing) the song was recorded Saturday morning and was produced by Portmore Empire affiliated producer Not Nice. In the song Kartel dubs Mavado the ‘runner’ stating that the artiste ran before completing the clash.
When THE STAR contacted Kartel yesterday he said, “They can’t say they won war when, one, he deejayed one song twice, two, he called me barber when he turned instant idiot; three, he abruptly left the stage with the band, which is his band. I tested him on him own band and he failed so I built that song to remind him clashing is about the last man standing. Not the first boy running.”
In the song Kartel deejays:
“Di boy run like a wounded dawg, bruk Usain record,
don’t run barber boy don’t run,
The boy dress up like police an a run like thief,
don’t run barber boy don’t run –
we a di last man standing,
r…e s..t move the gully banking,
gwaan a di barber shop and trim, next year nuh do no more dÃ¢â‚¬â€- Sting.”
The song continues:
“A pure big m…. Gaza man bring, me nuh coward like Bounty and him. Log on pon youtube watch di dÃ¢â‚¬â€- film. Lisa Hype, barber boy embarrass him fans. Me can’t believe him run wid him fans, him bands, him sing one tune two time when teacha run out wid a million songs. Gaza shub out the casket so 2009 nuh mek nuh more plans. Weh yuh dress up inna police suit fah? Me never see nuh police man go war, me run out inna full camouflage.”
The song also points out that Mavado had members of his entourage on stage, this is despite the fact that prior to the event Sting promoter Isaiah Laing had told THE STAR that only select members of each artiste’s entourage would be allowed on stage.
In Don’t Run Kartel deejays, “Yuh bring 2000 man go Sting and a just shorty me bring, but when yuh see a bare tings, yuh run like Usain a Beijing – when me run out pon Jamworld Gaza, boy confuse turn fool get meagre, all a tell me say fi k… di barber. Di boy stamma when him see Mr. Palmer. When barber run out wid him fake g.. who a rail up like fans a stadium?