Words by Jesse Serwer
Image jacked from The Fader
Words by Eddie STATS Houghton, Photos via KingstonStyle
Dancehall star Mavado stepped into a new role as nightlife mogul this week, launching the new weekly bashment Stulla Wednesdays at New Quad with sponsorship from Guinness and supa-selectors Arif Cooper and Tony Matterhorn on the set. The bash takes its name from his currently bubbling single “Stulla” on ZJ Chrome’s popular Smoke riddim (Listen over at Ghetto Palms) which in turn takes it’s name from Mavado’s freshly-minted slang term for a champion in the arena of sexual stamina.
Words by DJ Gravy
Back in mid April, we brought the exclusive story on Drake’s trip to Jamaica to shoot the music video for “Find Your Love“, in which Mavado plays the badman who wants to shoot Drake over one of his girls. The video was an instant #1 on MTV, complete with Mavado ramblin’ in patois (surprisingly) without any subtitles!
By Jesse Serwer
With Nas and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives set to drop on Tuesday, it only seems right at this moment to look back at all of the important reggae artist/rapper summits that have come before it. Here’s our picks for the cream of the cross-cultural crop.
Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
Like we told you a few weeks back, rap’s most-anticipated artist Drake took a page out of the gully gospel for his latest video, casting Mavado as the sharpest point of a love-triangle (also encompassing the ‘brown boy’ and dime-piece Maliah Michel) in the mini-epic he filmed in Kingston for “Find Your Love.” And now the rest of the world knows what we know: don’t misunderestimate the Gully God. Non-patois speakers check the subtitles here. Everybody else watch the full official video below…