Listen to “Real Bad Gal,” an Unreleased Track From Vybz Kartel Dancehall star Vybz Kartel releases the full version of “Real Bad Gal,” after PartyNextDoor sampled the song on “Not Nice” in 2016.
It looks like Di Worl’ Boss has been sitting on some heat for a few years. The wait is over for dancehall fans who have been anxious for Vybz Kartel to release “Real Bad Gal” after hearing a sample from a mystery track on PartyNextDoor’s “Not Nice” back in 2016. On Party’s P3, he borrows from a collaboration of Dre Skull and Kartel, revving up the dancehall singer’s patois, transforming it into the song’s background noise. Two years later, Kartel still has a firm grasp of his signature sound: rapid fire flows bathed in salacious lyrics. “Real Bad Gal” manages to sound like it belongs in 2018 and feels like the fix his cult following needed—an ode to the “bad gal,” the archetype often idolized in West Indian culture for outspoken women.