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Rolling Stone Magazine Named Mavado Best Reggae Artiste Since Bob Marley

mavado-gangsta-alliance-bountykiller.jpgIt is evident that Jamaica's dancehall artiste Mavado's career has been facing a chain of mix-reactions ("good & bad"). But this time around it's 100% good news as the Gangsta was listed as "Best New Reggae Artiste" on Rolling Stone Magazine list of “The 125 Plus People, Places and Things Ruling The Rock and Roll Universe.”

According to EVAN SERPICK (Associate Editor), "If you think reggae died with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, think again. Jamaica's latest star, Mavado, combines hip-hop-influenced beats with ominous minor-key vocals about street life and salvation. "I started singing when I was four or five years old, and people always wanted me to sing more," says Mavado, who grew up in Cassava Piece, a rough dirt-road section of Kingston.
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Over the past few years, the 27-year-old singer - who has a heavily scarred face and dark, bloodshot eyes - has catapulted to the top of Jamaica's MC circuit on the strength of songs such as the taunting "Real McKoy." Last year, he released his debut album, Gangsta for Life; his thuggish style has won him fans in the U.S., where hip-hop stations have started playing tracks like "Weh Dem a Do" and "Last Night." Jay-Z was so impressed that he cut a remixed version of Mavado's "On the Rock," stepping out of his comfort zone to rhyme in a hyperspeed flow. Mavado recently played a number of U.S. shows and was surprised to discover how many fans he has here. "The fans in the U.S. are more hyperactive," he says, "because they don't see Mavado that much."

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Comments (34)

 

Alliance mi seh:
Posted by Alliance mi seh | April 25, 2008 8:08 PM

yes mi youth congrats it's only a pitty them put a stop pon yuh visa. just be careful next time



johnny wonder:
Posted by johnny wonder | April 25, 2008 8:13 PM

SINGER BIG UP YOUR SELF SON AND DONT WATCH NO FACE AND DAT WE SAY... 21ST TO DI WORLD



lady scraders:
Posted by lady scraders | April 25, 2008 9:46 PM

keep up the good work looking forward to work with u



Zaga Zow:
Posted by Zaga Zow | April 26, 2008 12:21 AM

mi want fi the artiste them get wise up and realise how far they can get into this music business congrats but mi still nuh like yuh behavior



PENGO:
Posted by PENGO | April 26, 2008 12:33 AM

MAAAAAAD!

ALLIANCE FI LIFE MI SEH INO.



jerome:
Posted by jerome | April 26, 2008 6:45 AM

not hating but if thats what they calling music now i really don't know. the guy have a nice flow but you can't play his songs in five years there is a lot of other guys out there that more up for the honer because of there songs of love and up liftment.



Kimmy:
Posted by Kimmy | April 26, 2008 10:34 AM

Too much badness inna jamaica. These a*sholes have to stop promoting the violence and the badman mentality to the young yutes out there in Jamaica. because of them all the yute s want to become gangster, spoiling the beautiful Jamaica little by little.
ONE LOVE!!! a dat dem haffi promote not badness. yes he has a good voice but he is spoiling it out telling the yutes to kill. F**kin uneducated cunt face Mavado! Stupid



jahblessed:
Posted by jahblessed | April 26, 2008 11:18 AM

This just goes to show how little foreigners know about reggae music. Another pointed example of how much they only pander to the masses and go for what is popular. Surely if you going to name an artiste the best since Bob Marley, his sons Junior Gong and Stephen are much better examples of what Marley stood for. Artistes such as Gyptian, I Wayne, Taurus Riley and others of similar ilk deserve much more praise than an artiste who in both his actions and preachings only helps to corrupt the youths by preaching guns and war. The constant cry of only singing about what they know and have lived is getting old and quite frankly doesn't hold much water.



2Hot:
Posted by 2Hot | April 26, 2008 12:54 PM

I wanna ask one question.
Who the f**k gave EVAN SERPICK di season weed he was smoking when he wrote this sh*tty article?



ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID:
Posted by ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID | April 26, 2008 1:40 PM

Too much violence and badmanism!!



CALL ME CRAZY:
Posted by CALL ME CRAZY | April 26, 2008 2:23 PM

EVAN SERPICK, YOUR CONCEPT OF REGGAE MUSIC AND THE DIRECTION IT'S TAKING IS OBVIOUSLY ROLLING AWAY, JUST LIKE YOUR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE. TO BE COMPARING THIS SORT OF GANGSTA CRAP TO MARLEY, PETER AND ALL THE GREATS OF OUR TIME IS QUITE DISRESPECTFUL AND APAULING.PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY KNOWS THAT WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS JUST A CYNICAL PLOY TRYING TO LEAD THE MUSIC ASTRAY AND TO INJECT IMMORALITY INTO CONSCIOUS REGGAE. WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A GANGSTER ONE MIGHT ASK? I WOULD IMAGINE YOUR LEXICON HAS FAILED YOU MISERABLY AGAIN. PEOPLE ARE NOT EASILY LEAD BY YOUR DISTASTEFUL COMMENTARY AND YOUR MONITARY GAINING MAGAZINE WHICH HAS LOST ITS FLAVOUR. JUST BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE MIGHT JUMP ON THE BAND WAGGON, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY LIKE WHEN THEIR CHILDREN, FAMILY, OR FRIEND HAS BEEN BLOWN AWAY BY A BULLET FROM ANY OF THESE SO CALLED GANGSTA GUN. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO GET RID OF US, BUT IT WILL TAKE MUCH MORE THAN YOUR CRAZY COMMENTS AND YOUR SILLY MAGAZINE THAT HAS BEEN BOUGHT OUT BY THE CLASSIFIED ELITE.
"PEOPLE,OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE WHERE THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO LEAD YOU!"



tia:
Posted by tia | April 26, 2008 3:39 PM

big up yuhself mavado u deserve it badness deh everyweh player haters every music promote sex or violence so it nuh matter do yuh ting



Daclansh:
Posted by Daclansh | April 26, 2008 4:33 PM

This is total rubbish, there have been alot a great artiste since bob Marley. mavado is good but he is definitely not the best since bob Marley. he hasn't even proven himself over artiste like bounty killa, beenie man, buju banton, sizzla,gyptian, half pint, and so many more.



Cherry:
Posted by Cherry | April 26, 2008 6:49 PM

KABOOM!!! ALLIANCE AT DEM... MAVADO WHEN THEY FIGHT U... ROLLING STONES ACKNOWLEDGES YOU!! GULLY GOD...!!!!



Posted by lincoln | April 26, 2008 7:11 PM

JAMAICAN PEOPLE ALWAY HAVE SOMETHING BAD TO SAY WHEN A GHETTO YOUTH RISING TO THE TOP THATS THE REASON MOTHER F**KERS LIKE UNNO A DEAD THE EVERYBODY WONDER WHY THE CRIME RATES IS SO BULLETS



Bung Bang Kaboom:
Posted by Bung Bang Kaboom | April 26, 2008 10:35 PM

Promoting Mavado like this was done by FREEMASONS, we are all just sheep, and if they control the music they will keep us down, rolling stone is being controlled by an elite set of white people who are using music to keep blacks down. If they control they music, they control us. Promoting Mavado will keep black people down, they are heading towards achieving their goal Intelligent people will get what I’m saying……



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2008 10:07 AM

Once again, CRAB INA BL$$%%##D CL##$@#$T BARREL, the man a rise and unu a beat up di review.. Beat up di man weh write di report.. I guarantee non a unu nuh listen di album, unu just a talk... Leave di yute a lone, unu a gwan like Jamaica a bed a rose, yaad hard, and now di man a write bout it unu mad.. Di reason yuh mad is because yuh a one a di jamaican dem who siddung a fareign and paint this beautiful picture of Jamaica.. Di truth is, Jamaica is a 3RD World country, not the bed a rose you sit ina yuh high society board rooms and talk about.. From a yute from the Ghetto, who a gwaan well ina fariegn, mi a seh, Jump OFF a di man BL##$$%%D CL##@$T back and mek di yute eat a food.. CRAB INA BARREL



Posted by Rick, Nyce 1 Entertainment | April 27, 2008 11:15 AM

THIS IS A JOKE, THE BEST REGGAE ARTIST SINCE BOB, SHABBA RANKS, BUJU BANTON, BOUNTY KILLA, BEENIE MAN, YELLOW MAN, SUPER CAT, SHAGGY,3 THE HARD WAY AND IN RECENT YEARS SEAN PAUL, ELEPHANT MAN, BABY CHAM, TOK. COME ON PEOPLE, I AM NOT TAKING AWAY THIS MAN SUCCESS. THAT STATEMENT BY THIS WRITER IS AN OVER STATEMENT



Posted by crystal | April 27, 2008 11:16 AM

Mavado a di boss ! to all d idiots that say songs influence violence its whats in people mind dem do so big up mi dj a more love mi seh !!!



chaps:
Posted by chaps | April 27, 2008 11:44 AM

OK DI WORLD KNOW SAY MI NUH LIKE MOVADO!
MI HAP[PY SEH HIMN CAREER A TEK OFF CAUSE MIU HEART CLEAN
MI LVE DI JAY REMIX. BUT HOW DI RA,,SSSSSS UNU FI COMPARE MOVADO TO BOB?? ITS TWO DIFFERENT GENRE OF MUSIC!! REGGAE AND DANCEHALL ARE TWOOOOOOOOO DIFFERENT GENRE AND CATEGORY
BOB MARLEY AND SHABBA RANKS TWO DIFFERENT ARTIST!!!!

what has movado done that beenie,shaggy,sean paul,baby cham,junior gong,shabby hasn't done as a matter of fact shaggy sold more reocords
dan most of dem (mi nuh like shaggy) but come onnn man!! movado to marley???? jamaican people musttake a stand and contact rolling stones to have that comment retracted its disrespectful to our culture its like comparing ice cube to the beetles!!



madness:
Posted by madness | April 27, 2008 12:34 PM

rolling stone name mavado the best (NEW) reggae artiste since bob(not the best reggae artiste cant you people read)



Badmind no Live Here:
Posted by Badmind no Live Here | April 27, 2008 7:15 PM

Are yu guys for real......when the latest movie comes out that is FULL A GUNS and sh*t...then yall run go watch it.....and sey how it 'wicked and nice' then a ghetto youth a get props and him own people dem a fite him...

sh*t if yu dont like movado den no listen to the man frigging music.....Yes he sings songs about Guns duh??? but a no that alone the man sing bout.....if yu listen to a song whey Movado sing an then yu go kill a man ofter...yu are either a weak minded fool....or yu mada and fada neva teach yu nothing ....dont blame Movado for the crimes in Ja, it was there long before and will be after he is gone... here we are a kill the man bout him dis and that...an mi no hear nothing bout the dutty politicians dem whey give the youths dem inna the ghetto GUNS fi kill each other.

Come on Jamaica people open uno eyes and stop blame likkle Movado fi what a happen inna Ja rite now...he does not have that much power....



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2008 9:48 AM

rubish artist preaching violence leave bob name out of this,



Ann:
Posted by Ann | April 28, 2008 2:58 PM

Fools
There is a major difference between violence in music and violence in movies. In the movie the good guy is the star, and he takes down an evil force, defeats the gangsters, in the song they glorify the gangster, and evil forces and turn them into the stars



Wha dat:
Posted by Wha dat | April 28, 2008 4:57 PM

Ann yu is a stupid fool fool b*tch



offended youth:
Posted by offended youth | April 29, 2008 8:51 PM

how could mavado be the best since bob marley. Has he produce an album or song such as black woman and child. And that is just one of the many. Luciano, Richie Spice



Ricky Rudy:
Posted by Ricky Rudy | April 30, 2008 2:35 PM

Congrats Mavado. There is no major difference with the movies and music. Both of them propagate the same negative stereotypes of breaking the rules to succeed. It is the excitement that sells..... Entertainers are not supposed to be role models, the only reason Mavado, Bounty, Kartel or Beenie have so much influence on the society is because we have a disfunctional society. Stop blaming them an blame the worthless fathers, the teenage mothers, the corrupt pastors and politicians who should be the ones leading the society.



wow:
Posted by wow | April 30, 2008 3:12 PM

"Entertainers are not supposed to be role models"
Ricky Rudy

that has got to be one of the most foolish statements ever made



Outlander:
Posted by Outlander | May 1, 2008 10:05 PM

Congrats to Mavado for his success and recognition...however...

Be serious. All the man sings about is violence, war and death. Even when singing about sex he makes violent references ("squeeze har breast dem like de trigger of ma gun").

But content aside, exactly what about Mavado has his work so lauded? His songs aren't that poignant, his stage act is not that special, and while he's a great singer he's far from extraordinary.

Nuff people might feel seh mi a hate pon di man, but a nuh dat. De man jus' don' reach Bob level. And for anybody to say that, him supposed to drunk or don't know sh*t 'bout reggae an' jus' a hype up himself.

But still, congrats Mavado. We jus a beg yuh fi dun di gun ting.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2008 8:50 AM

yeah movado big up your self,
i just woke up i was listening the radio i heard them talkin bout you and them niggas tryna bad talk you.im from grenada u got the most fans here son



machine01:
Posted by machine01 | July 2, 2008 4:04 PM

big up mavado once more fe overcome the troubles and strives him goin thru because of a group of people who feel say dem can dun the bredda career,u set of idoits uno no see say uno fueling de fire ,anyway keep it up lol, da yute ya going far no doubt, all dem people who a hate pon the singer uno can keep on hating cause it no matter ,there is no turning back now rollin stones,jayz,grand theft auto, is wey de bl''dcl''t dem ago do haah,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,the evil laugh dat uno haters much love keep doin wat u do best, alliance fe life me say



RASCALRTT DAN (Y):
Posted by RASCALRTT DAN (Y) | November 12, 2008 7:38 AM

WAT R U LOT ON MAVADO IZ BETTA DEN BOB MARLEY ANYDAI BOB MARLEY IZ NUFF WASTED ALIE BUN U WASTED NEEKZ N TEK WUH YUSELF OFF DIS BL*DCLART SITE U DON'T KNO BOUT BASHMENT N DANCEHALL TUNEZ LYK I DO SO BUN U LOT STYLL...



Dj_McKing:
Posted by Dj_McKing | January 26, 2009 1:12 PM

Mavado is a great artiste i have always said what dancehall needs is to find the right mixture to be an international flavor. I think Mavado has stepped to the plate and has done this well. Simply said, he is the Jamaican 2Pac. More power to Jamaica because we taking over the world.



prince:
Posted by prince | August 9, 2010 7:32 PM

mavado real big man all when him dead



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