Words by Jesse Serwer::Photo by Kevin Ornelas::Interview by Sherman Escoffery
Instead of heading back to Jamaica after last month’s West Indian Day Parade, Mavado stuck around NYC for the fall edition of the city’s famed Fashion Week. Fresh off his recent signing with DJ Khaled’s We the Best Music Group, The Gully Gad met with fashion executives, copped some Louboutin for his baby’s mama and was even seen mingling with Naomi Campbell downtown. In the midst of that, streetwear brand Married to the M.O.B and marketing mastermind Matt Goias teamed to throw a Fashion’s Night Out event in his honor at Manhattan’s Yotel dubbed “Married to the Gully.” Our cameras were there as Mavado performed hits like “So Special,” “Weh Dem A Do” and his latest, “Delilah,” for a crowd that included Shaggy, Cipha Sounds and a lot of models. Before showtime, LargeUp’s Sherman Escoffery spent spent some time up on the hotel’s eighth floor with the singer, reasoning about music, clothes and life pon the Gullyside.