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    Merital Family Leaves the Portmore Empire

    Merital Family Leaves the Portmore Empire

    Written by 50 CAL
    Monday, 06 June 2011

    Montego Bay-based dancehall group Merital Family has announced that they are officially parting ways with the Portmore Empire, and will be handling their own booking and management in the near future.



    "For the last year and a half, we ah get stifle, we ah get overpriced, dem a tell people say we de pon tour and we de ya nah go nowhere. We ah suffer, we nah get no promotion, we have kids to feed and me have my mother to take care of," one of the members of Merital Family said.

    The group shot to fame in 2010 with the My Money Ha Ha song on the Stripclub riddim and featured a hilarious Vybz Kartel cameo where he delivers a Santa-like laugh. The song, on the Adidjaheim/NotNice/Concussion labels, hit #1 on several major charts in Jamaica and the Caribbean. The group also did well other popular songs such as Pray, When We Party and Bad Like We on the Clappers riddim.

    "From wah day ya, mi see riddim a mek and no Merital, no Jahvinci not on it and when we call Notnice, him say 'ah the Teacha set it'. So wah kinda suffocation this? We have been loyal to the organisation, and it is not being loyal to us...no video, no promotion, no recording. Mi fed up and tired. We caan reason or have a number for the man who run the organisation that we are supposed to be signed to," another group member said.

    The release said that the level of segregation and separation insisted on by Vybz Kartel had stifled his opportunity to meet with and collaborate with other artistes.

    "Mi come to do music and sake ah the Empire, we never get to contact certain producers and artistes, or meet with icons in the business like Bounty Killer, just because of the Empire," a member of the group said.

    They said that they were peeved that Vybz Kartel had neglected to mention them in the writing credits of the hit song, My Money Ha Ha.

    "VP Records called us about doing some promotion of the song, and that's how we found out it had been sold to a record label. So we called Tarik 'Russian' Johnston and asked why him never tell we about the money and he said 'Kartel ah yu leader, mi think he would let you know', and then we checked with our publishers and they told us that the credits for the writer of the song was Adidja Palmer and it was produced by Russian, that's all, no recognition, nothing, what about our publishing and our rights? We have our song before we met Kartel and the song became a hit and we no achieve anything from it," he said.

    In the meantime, the group has continued to record songs, voicing Tell Me Why for the Young Money label for Good Good Productions, and 'Dancing' on the TYPE R label. They also recently recorded 'On and On' on the Gangsta City Part Two label.
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    Kartel movin like ah fockin scumbag!! Tiefin people credits an robbin dem ah dey publishing?!! Funny I was feelin sorry fuh him buh de longer dis series plays out the more yuh realize he gettin jess what he fockin deserve! Glad Merital get di courage fi divert from da fockry deh!!!

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    Dat ah some rell badmind ting kartel deh on dag, how u gonna tief deh man dem credits n money, n Russain ent say nothing because he too getting the money. Damn, dis West Indian Michael Jackson lookalike fella is really burning a lot of bridges. I say by the end of the year he's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Boss View Post
    Kartel movin like ah fockin scumbag!! Tiefin people credits an robbin dem ah dey publishing?!! Funny I was feelin sorry fuh him buh de longer dis series plays out the more yuh realize he gettin jess what he fockin deserve! Glad Merital get di courage fi divert from da fockry deh!!!
    same here.. vybes moving worse than jayz 50 and p diddy combined.. sh!t man..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Links30 View Post
    Dat ah some rell badmind ting kartel deh on dag, how u gonna tief deh man dem credits n money, n Russain ent say nothing because he too getting the money. Damn, dis West Indian Michael Jackson lookalike fella is really burning a lot of bridges. I say by the end of the year he's finished.
    Dan yuh should neva menshun MJ in de same sentence wit da nastiness

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    interesting I wonder if his US manager helped him do that stuff too?
    “A sharp knife never proclaims it’s sharpness to the world…but the first to fall against it becomes it’s advocate.”

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    no money ha ha...no money money money ha ha
    di bleacha get whiter dan santa
    i swear DHR ppl crack me up

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    So why they feel the need to announce this?

    Who really cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taj View Post
    interesting I wonder if his US manager helped him do that stuff too?
    considering at least one of his recent deserters has gone on to be managed by CT I would doubt it. Apart from that CT hasn't said anything about advising VK about his management of other atists and labels, did he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Boss View Post
    considering at least one of his recent deserters has gone on to be managed by CT I would doubt it. Apart from that CT hasn't said anything about advising VK about his management of other atists and labels, did he?
    i dunno seems like every week some other nugget come out
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    mi see dem blazin u up over on DHR

    is no way u can defend dat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Insane View Post
    mi see dem blazin u up over on DHR

    is no way u can defend dat.
    Blaze me ?
    Dem deh groupie nuh have nuh sense. Dem chat bout Kartel 24/7 and den seh dem a nuh fans.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilz™ View Post
    So why they feel the need to announce this?

    Who really cares?
    why wouldnt they? u dont gotta read dere statement

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.BOOMBASTIC View Post
    why wouldnt they? u dont gotta read dere statement
    I didnt actually.

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