Jamaican superstar Mavado is being heralded as the savior of Dancehall, very ironic after years of vilification in the media, but it’s easy to see why. Currently breaking barriers for Dancehall music, Mavado is firmly entrenching himself in the fabric of US popular culture. Another round of promotion in New York saw Mavado make an appearance at the MTV studios in Times Square, where he recorded an in-depth interview with Rahman Dukes for the station's flagship MTV News slot.
From there it was on to the G Unit offices, to record an interview for 50 Cent's wildly popular entertainment website www.thisis50.com. The videotaped interview will go up on Sunday on thisis50.com and will run the whole of next week, coinciding with the March 3rd release of Mavado's sophomore album "Mr Brooks - A Better Tomorrow."
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With the release of his sophomore album Mr Brooks - A Better Tomorrow, on digital format via iTunes exclusively a week prior to the physical CD release, Mavado has once again broke new ground for Dancehall. Since iTune's inception almost 6 years ago, Bob Marley's timeless "Legend" album, voted the album of the 20th century, has been the #1 selling album on the Reggae section of iTunes. Today that changed for the first time ever, as Mavado took the top spot with his "Mr Brooks" album, released yesterday.
With a hectic promotional schedule set for its physical release next week, including in-store signings and an appearance on HOT 97's Angie Martinez show, Mr Brooks certainly looks set to continue the huge strides he has made since bursting on to the scene just 3 years ago.
The album is available at www.itunes.com for purchase.