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Jamaican stars rocked Summer Jam - Mavado, Serani & Elephant Man

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When the smoke cleared in the Giants stadium Sunday night, Dancehall had taken another huge step into the mainstream courtesy of Mavado, Serani and Elephant Man, all of whom represented different aspects of Dancehall music very well to around 50,000 patrons.

All 3 acts did very well on the main stage, Serani's greatly-improved stage presence shone, with his crossover hit No Games proving to be the monster it is. Mavado, representing the hardcore side of Dancehall, stalked the stage commandingly, and was given a great response to hits such as "Whe Dem a Do?" "On the Rock" and "So Special." Elephant Man lived up to his Energy God moniker and had the whole stadium signaling the plane!

"We got huge exposure from this show," said Mavado after his performance. "The on-air promotion HOT 97 gave us in the run-up to the show was priceless, as well as being able to sing in front of so many people on the same bill as Mary J Blige, Jay Z and so many others. Its the first time I've performed in front of such a huge crowd and I was very pleased at the response."
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"You could see people rocking way in the upper tiers at the back when we were on stage" added Serani, who's birthday actually fell on the same day as SUMMER JAM, the biggest show in his life. "The whole crowd wished me happy birthday during my performance which was the best present I think I ever had! Shout out to HOT 97, Ebro, Jill, Bobby & Jabba, Mr Cee, Flex, Cipha, Angie, Willie Daniels, all those who made this possible."
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Patrons left the stadium very pleased by the newly-added Dancehall segment and HOT 97 have already indicated that it is something they would like to continue with for future Summer Jams.

mavadoseranitpainbigchainsummerjamelephantmangirl.jpgApart from the well-received Dancehall segment, the talk of the night was when Jay Z, who arrived Obama-style in a van surrounded by security guards with ear pieces jogging alongside the vehicle, touched the stage with Young Jeezy.

Jay Z released a song titled D.O.A (Death of Autotune) on Friday on the station and by Sunday night he had 50,000 people singing along.

"I've never seen that happen before," said Hip Hop DJ legend Funkmaster Flex. "I've been doing this a long time and I've never seen anything like that!"

Friday night saw Mavado and Serani in Hartford, CT, where they performed on HOTJAM 8, alongside Soulja Boy, Bow Wow, Drake, Fabolous, Trey Songz and more.

"We've been on around a half dozen of these type of events this year which has never been done by more than one Dancehall act," said manager Julian Jones-Griffith. "Our aim is to get Dancehall artists as a must-have on these types of shows, so that our music and our artists are positioned alongside urban music in the US. With the great reception Mavado and Serani have been receiving from the mainstream hopefully things are changing for the genre."

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Comments (32)

 

kiki:
Posted by kiki | June 12, 2009 11:55 AM

Vado a real idiot.......real b*tch bwoy



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 12:11 PM

DAM ALLILANCE TEK TIME WID DEM



toni:
Posted by toni | June 12, 2009 12:16 PM

madddddddddddddddddd.... how uno so hottttt???? Them can't stop uno no day... Gwan do uno thing yah cause uno bless...



B-l-a-z-e:
Posted by B-l-a-z-e | June 12, 2009 12:38 PM

no bad mind cant stop real talent,who god bless no man curse..gully mi seh



nitro:
Posted by nitro | June 12, 2009 12:52 PM

Kikki go sack een u fadda##!!!. U badmind the youth dem through dem a step up inna life and u a reverse. Alliance mi seh, stop fight the youth dem weh a teh dancehall to the mainstream, dis a fi wi so a we fi mek di money not some other people who nuh know nuhting bout the business or Jamaica dancehall.



Tune:
Posted by Tune | June 12, 2009 1:17 PM

Yeah good to see the artiste on such a big stage...they need to keep the thing positive and who know's maybe grammy next!

Mavado and serani need to release a second video off their album to keep the buzz going.



T J:
Posted by T J | June 12, 2009 1:26 PM

Kiki you sound ignorant. Insyead of making derrogatory remarks about your very own people, why not uplift them. Give unto ceasar what is due. He is accomplishing something at the same time promoting Jamaica just like Usain did. Start promoting and stop hating.



Posted by NUNSENSE | June 12, 2009 1:30 PM

KIKI, GU SACK U MADDAH AND LOW DI MAN BOMBO WHOLE GAL. ALLIANCE AT DEM AGAIN RUNNING DI F**KING SOLAR.



Posted by ZIGGIE BLESS aka JUNCSION. | June 12, 2009 1:42 PM

BIG BIG TINGS A GWAN FI REGGAE MUSIC,MI LUV DAT.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 2:02 PM

a gully mi seh



willie:
Posted by willie | June 12, 2009 2:22 PM

ALLILANCE RUN THE WROLD JAMAICA IS TOO SMALL FOR ALLILANCE



maka:
Posted by maka | June 12, 2009 2:23 PM

a hope all a de plaza fog dem tek note and see a who a de boss a wa do de bleacher dem gully side thug fe life.



Sexy P:
Posted by Sexy P | June 12, 2009 2:40 PM

a GAZA mi seh still but mi still affi big up serani nd mavado no bias ting as long as u r making things better 4 my country nd giving d country more exposure i have to big dem up no matter what cause we r all gonna benefit from it in d long run

but on a different note a GAZA d ting deh

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W. Diesel:
Posted by W. Diesel | June 12, 2009 2:47 PM

This is wonderful for the genre.



zii:
Posted by zii | June 12, 2009 2:58 PM

@Anonymous guh learn fi spell lmao bout "DAM"
nigga its SPELLED "DAMN"



Firstlady:
Posted by Firstlady | June 12, 2009 4:25 PM

Alliance mi want unno fi gwan read psalm 23 and 35 fi them bad mind buoy ya and Mi artist Mavado dont listen to dem, dem a waist of time just keep focus. luv always Firstlady



hamma:
Posted by hamma | June 12, 2009 6:22 PM

Maka nuh seh nuttin more..fartell cyan do wah dem a do him a set jamaica back while di alliance a move up di music..Dem nah mek movements like these.



ichy:
Posted by ichy | June 12, 2009 7:15 PM

what's all di excitememt about.alliance was always on top from the beginning and so shall it be in di end.



Posted by Patch a White | June 12, 2009 9:43 PM

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thrina:
Posted by thrina | June 12, 2009 9:45 PM

big up to mavado,serani and elephant man mi have the chance fi si the man them in concert and them did sell off suh badmine people naad fi back off a di man them and make them make them money and represent the country ALLIANCE!!!!!!!



sweet:
Posted by sweet | June 12, 2009 10:32 PM

raaaaeeee even tho a gaza mi seh lol, big up unu self, di war nah go stop unu a dat unu fi do focus an ignore kartel, a deh so gaza fi deh hopefully soon cuz dem bad. but gaza or gully mi nuh care dancehall to di flippin world.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 11:47 PM

a gaza mi seh right, but mi still have to congrats these men for their wonderful achievements, they are representing jamaica and its wonderful culture of dancehall and fun, BUT AS WEH MI SEH BEFORE WATCH OUT FI GAZA CAUSE WEN DEM BUSS OUT DEM A TEK DI WORLD BY STORM, A $$RENEGADE$$ SEH DAT ZEEN.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 12:23 AM

a Gaza mi seh still, but mi haffi congrats these men on their achievements and sharing with the world the true beauty and art of dancehall and our true rich and magnificent culture, be that as it may, MI SEH WATCH OUT FI EMPIRE CAUSE GAZA A GO TAKE DI WORLD BY STORM, A $$RENEGADE$$ SEH DAT.



tugis:
Posted by tugis | June 13, 2009 2:56 PM

a gaza mi seh but,
me affi big up vado and serani still,
me nuh bias rounya

gaza universe soon explode the whole wurl,
too, fi dem time soon forward!



venomous:
Posted by venomous | June 13, 2009 3:01 PM

gaza mi seh,
from dem time till now and beyond,
but me gi vado and serani ratings becuh
dem reach dis far, and onli hope dem spend dem
money wisely and help di yutes and schools!

how the girl whe vado hug up look like lil kim suh!



gangster:
Posted by gangster | June 13, 2009 3:01 PM

gully side to di world



EMPREZ:
Posted by EMPREZ | June 13, 2009 10:11 PM

BULLIT BULLIT BULLIT KABOOM KANEK HAAAHAHAAAY GAZA PLAZA BOMB DONG WHO NUH LIKE MI CHAT GO WATCH YU MADA WHEN SHI A PEEPEE HA HAH HAAAAY @@@@@DEM ALLLLLIANCE TO DI GLOBE ....SOME BWOY LOCALIZZZZZZE BUT WEEEEE GLOBALIZZZZZE HAHAAAAY!!!!



Bari:
Posted by Bari | June 14, 2009 10:30 PM

@EMPREZ

LOL! you had me spilling my ginger beer. DEAD!



carlene:
Posted by carlene | June 15, 2009 10:38 AM

gully to the world big u self serani, mavado dem caan stop you because you money nuff.....ele do your thing.



$$RENEGADE$$:
Posted by $$RENEGADE$$ | June 15, 2009 1:38 PM

congrats to dem, they are really making connections to the outside world and showing the world the true dancehall nature, be that as it may, a gaza mi seh still.



MISS AWESUM!!!!!!:
Posted by MISS AWESUM!!!!!! | June 16, 2009 7:58 PM

JEEZS....MORE U S MONEY FAH WI....
ALLIANCE NEVA STOP MEK U S MONEY!

SO TELL DEM LIKKLE GAZA DUPPIES FI CONTINUE COLLECT DEM LIKKLE JAMAICANS DOLLARS OK!

WATCH BY NEXT YEAR WE A GUH A DI MOON FI PERFORM....SPACESHIP & ALL! LOL!
BOOM BANG! ALLIANCE FAH LIFE!



atl clinch:
Posted by atl clinch | June 21, 2009 10:37 PM

ALLIANCE @@@@@@ DEM KABOOMNMMMMMMMMMM GAZA BAD MIND LIKE F**K OFFFFFFFFFF STINK LIKE SH*T



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