Deejay Vybz Kartel and producer NotNice are remaining quiet as to whether there is a rift between them.
Rumours were circulating that the two had stopped working together musically since mid-February. According to several sources, NotNice was assaulted and his studio equipment removed from his house where he was working. It is alleged that Kartel was behind the removal of the equipment. However, it is unclear as to the reasons behind the move.
When The STAR spoke to Ainsley 'NotNice' Morris yesterday, he was silent on whether there is an existing rift between himself and Kartel. When asked about the musical projects he is currently working on, the producer said, "No comment towards nothing at all."
The normally talkative Kartel was also silent on the matter giving no comment at all except to say that he recently released Empire Universe the Second Chapter on iTunes. The album was released on the Adidjahiem and NotNice Records.
NotNice shot to fame as a producer through his work with Kartel in 2008. In a previous interview with The STAR, the producer explained that having taught himself to build rhythms, he started to work at Ruckus Records, where he recorded artistes on his Charity rhythm.
However, it was after leaving Ruckus and linking with fellow Waterford members Blak Ryno, Shaun Storm and Dosa Medicine that NotNice started to make a name for himself in Portmore.
He later linked with Kartel producing the Cool Shade rhythm, which features Kartel's Seh Weh Yuh Feel Fi Seh as well as the Fight Fi War rhythm which features a song of the same name from Blak Ryno and Jah Vinci. Hits followed for the producer with Kartel including Last Man Standing, Rampin' Shop, Get Wild and countless more