Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Mavado

LargeUpTV: 2011′s Toppa Top 10 Dancehall Dances

Words by Emily Shapiro:::Photos and Video by Kevin Ornelas:::Choreography Direction by Korie Genius—

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Toppa Top 10: The Year’s Best Dancehall Singles

Words by Jesse Serwer, DJ Theory and Emily Shapiro

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Video: Mavado and Ace Hood Declare A State of “Emergency”

Words by Jesse Serwer

Mavado, who signed with DJ Khaled’s We the Best imprint in September (right around the same time we shot this LargeUp TV episode with him), has just dropped a video for “Emergency,” a collaboration with Khaled-affiliated Miami rapper Ace Hood and the first track he released after entering the new situation. At first we were reluctant to post a video with World Star Hip Hop branding so prominently embedded in it, but ultimately this one is worth watching, and one of Vado’s most memorable. Shot in Florida, the clip depicts ordinary hood folks inspired by a TV-pirating Mavado to take to the streets, Occupy Wall Street-style, and air their grievances. (“Tell Gingrich I work 2 jobs,” reads one sign, although most just say “Mavado”). Apparently, the revolution really will be televised (or at least on World Star Hip Hop).

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We Har the Best: Mavado X Akon “Survivor”

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton

We been anxiously awaiting this Mavado x Akon dancehall extravaganza–and now it’s here! There are several reasons for the  anticipation: 1) its been years since global megastar Akon gave fans a look at his bashment side. His dancehall bonafides are well established with tunes like “AK” on Dave Kelly’s Fiesta riddim but lately he’s been too busy being everywhere (discovering Lady Gaga, making Bollywood smashes with Shah Rukh Khan) to indulge it much. Then there’s Mavado. With his recent signing to DJ Khaled’s We The Best imprint, expectations are high for the singer. Dancehall as an industry badly needs someone to pave a way for Jamaican music into mainstream radio play–and with Vybz Kartel sidelined by legal troubles, all eyes are watching the Gully Gad. Luckily, this big and bold tune smells like a hit. Stream below and look out for more big things from dancehall’s current gully ambassador.


Gangster No More: Watch Mavado’s New Video for “Settle Down”

Words by Jesse Serwer

The Gully Gaad continues to evolve from gangster for life into radio-friendly pop artist. Mavado’s latest single, “Settle Down,” on JA Productions’ Overproof riddim, offers some more island-pop girl talk in the vein of his recent hit, “Delilah.” The visuals for “Settle Down,” which debuted over the weekend, bring the girl from ‘Vado’s “Delilah” single artwork to life. According to Soul Culture, it’s the prelude to “Delilah,” which would make a lot of sense, seeing how that tune does not yet have a video. Nothing too groundbreaking about this one but it’s a great reason to remind you of our recent LargeUp TV episode on Mavado’s Gully Fashion Week currently spreading like a virus all over Youtube!

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LargeUp TV: Mavado’s Gully Fashion Week

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.

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