A jury found the 38-year-old, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, guilty of the death of an associate in March 2014.
Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams was killed after being asked to Kartel’s home to discuss two missing illegal hand guns.
A Court of Appeal judge today granted Vybz Kartel permission to appeal his 2014 murder conviction and life sentence.
This means that Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer; Shawn Campbell; Kahira Jones; and Andre St John are now free to be heard in the Court of Appeal in their bid to overturn their conviction and sentence.
Vybz Kartel was previously arrested in 2011 on drug charges.
They were later dropped, but an investigation by Jamaica’s Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) discovered illegal firearms during a search of his house.
Police also charged him with being involved in the deaths of two men from the Portmore district of the island.
One murder case was dropped due to lack of evidence, however the musician and three other men went on trial for the killing of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.