Ahead of the release of his latest album, incarcerated dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel has spoken to Billboard about a number of issues including his appeal.
The Billboard interview was coordinated by Zojak World Wide co-founder, with the questions emailed and Kartel's responses sent back to Billboard.
In the interview, the 44 year old condemned the Jamaican court system and welcomed the chance to have his appeal presented to the Privy Council.
He said being in prison for the last nine years has taken a toll on his parents and children, adding that it has destroyed the intimate relationship with his common-law wife Tanesha "Shorty" Johnson.
Kartel's lawyers will return to the Court of Appeal on Monday to argue a motion to have his case heard by the UK's Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
Of Dons and Divas
Meanwhile, Kartel's latest album Of Dons and Divas will be released Friday.
Two of his sons 17 year old Jaheim also known as Likkle Vybz and 15 year old Akheel or Likkle Addi, who are also pursuing music careers make appearances on Of the album.
The project is produced by Vybz Kartel Muzik and Short Boss Muzik, and is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide, the world's largest digital distributor of Jamaican music.
When asked about how he recorded the 18 track album, the deejay gave a cryptic response without providing an explanation.