Slight criticism came down on Vybz Kartel after he mentioned washing his face with cake soap– a detergent soap that contains bleach– in his “Straight Jeans and Fitted” song a few months back. Now Kartel has fired back with a followup track, remixing the verse, and like he does so well, confronting the conflict with… skin care remedies?? In “Cake Soap” he argues for cake soap’s soothing qualities (among other things):
“Hear me now, gyal from every area,
me a waan fi clear it up, how deh gyal love me so,
inna my, inna my, inna my skin,
deh girl dem a say dey have dem ice cream,
straight jeans and fitted in white t’s,
she say teacha ya skin feel nice eeeh”
Tell me if I’m wrong on that translation. And yes, “eeeh” is a word.
On another note, I like this riddim. It has an epic ‘charging bull’ quality to it.
Vybz Kartel, “Cake Soap” (Blue Bamma Riddim)
Get it here.