In Jamaica there is a popular saying that, “two bulls cannot reign in one pen”. That is the equivalent of saying, two kings cannot sit on one throne; or as the rapper Nas would say, “There is one life, one love, so there can only be one king.”
So with Ninja Man and Vybz Kartel both sentenced to life in prison for murder, the question must be asked; who will be the “Don of prison”. Will it be the don gorgon or the one don?
Dancehall has had its fair share of dons over the years. First there was Leroy Smart who was”the original Don”, then there was Pinchers who said he was “the don”, Ninja Man then came on the scene and titled himself the “don gorgon”, not long after Ninja, Super Cat said he was the “Don Dadda”, then Vybz Kartel said their can only be one don and branded himself as the “One Don”.
So suffice to say, someone will be giving up their don title for 2018. There can be only one don at the Horizon Correctional Facility. Will it be a matter of first come first serve where Kartel was the first to be locked up at the facilities, so he will keep the don of the prison title? Or is it that because there was a don gorgon before there was a one don, Ninja Man should be the don of prisons.
In Gaza fans hearts and minds, Kartel will always be the don. However, it remains to be seen who will be the don of prison. 2018 will be a very interesting year for dancehall.
Who do you think will be the “don of prison”?