Kartel was quick to shut down rumors that sufaced claiming that the Wurl’ Boss would not be releasing any new music until the verdict is reached by the Court of Appeal and now we know why.

Vybez Kartel’s producer Linton “TJ” White gave an update on Kartel’s upcoming album that is rumored to be dropping before fall. TJ Records posted a picture of the album’s cover art alongside a speaker emoji and a coming soon emoji. It was rumored last year in May that Vybz Kartel is working on a new album that would arrive before his appeal case. A few production setbacks caused the project to be delayed, and now it will likely arrive after his appeal verdict.

This new album will be Kartel’s forth album and is the follow-up to his 2016 critically acclaimed album “King of the Dancehall.” That project was one of the best selling albums that year and is one of the deejay’s top selling projects of his career. Vybez KArtel is currently awaiting the verdict in his appeal. At the very least, Kartel and his three co-accused, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones, are hoping to get a new trial.

Their defense team argued in the Appeal Court in July that the judges should absolve him of all charges, and a retrial would only give the prosecution a second chance to try and correct the many wrongs of the controversial 2014 murder trial. A verdict should be coming sometime within the next couple of weeks.