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A post made by dancehall artiste Bounty Killer recently had social media and players in the industry 'in their feelings' at the thought of him and his protege, Vybz Kartel, reconciling.
Bounty heaped praises on Kartel for his new song, titled Under Water, dubbing it a song with ''real dancehall sounds''.
Although it is unclear whether the Instagram account owned by the incarcerated deejay is being operated by him, whoever was managing the account was involved in a brief conversation with the 'Five Star General', much to the delight of social media users.
The account owned by Kartel commented on Killer's post, saying the song and sound had much to do with the lessons he was taught while a part of Killer's Alliance group and referring to Killer as 'Daddy'.
"Daddy a your school mi graduate from eno #AllianceUniversity so it ain't no surprise daddy," the post from Kartel's account read.
Fans were happy to see the exchange between 'father and son' and are hoping it is just the beginning of them putting their differences aside.
Killer's manager, Bankelous, agreed that the exchange was a good look for dancehall and explained that although the two have had their disagreements in the past, they have always maintained a level of respect for each other's work.
"Rodney Pryce is a God-fearing person, and him nuh hate people. Him might say supmn today, but that nuh mean nothing. Him nuh hold grudge because him mother grow him right. You might see the 'angry [and] cross', him on stage, but is a different personality him have off stage," he said. "Kartel a him son, so him can't have nothing against Vybz Kartel. People might did look at it different in the media, but in a di two a dem heart, a did always love and respect. Music a love, enuh, and after we leave and gone, music live on, and di two a dem know dat."
Killer and Kartel were involved in a 'war of words' that started in 2006 and reached its peak in 2009.
Killer had become very vocal about Kartel's bleaching and other practices of his, while Kartel claimed Killer was past his prime.
The heated exchanges got so much attention that persons believed a 'father-son' clash would have, materialised at Sting that year. But the showdown never happened.