Dancehall Nuh Dead: Ten Dancehall Acts That Matter Right Now

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I think the one artist that helps to fill the void left by the absence of Kartel is Mavado. He is the only current, world-renowned dancehall act in that bloodline of great dancehall deejays. That being said, Kartel and Mavado have two very different styles. I think the “next Kartel” is probably an upcoming artist trying to make a breakthrough as we speak. —Justus Arison, Producer, JA Productions.