It’s no secret that Hip Hop Artist Drake is a fan of Jamaica’s music culture. From his choice of slang, to his affiliations, to his hometown being chock full of the Jamaican influence, it’s only right that his “Views” album gets some of the essence. Off the recently released album, Dancehall Artist Mavado is featured on Views’ 2nd track, “9“. “9” features a sample from the Deejay’s 2007 single “Dying” off his “Gangsta For Life” debut album. “Dying” was produced by DASECA Productions and features Serani. It’s not the first time both Artists have crossed paths as Mavado played a role in Drake’s “Find Your Love” video off “Thank Me Later“, and Drake was a guest during Mavado’s set at “Britjam 2011“. “Views” also sampled Beenie Man’s “Tear Off Mi Garment” on an updated version of “Controlla” which was previously leaked with Dancehall Artist Popcaan. “Controlla” also gave writing credits to Jamaican Producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor and Supa Dups. “Tear Off Mi Garment” was produced by Patrick Roberts and was released in 1995 on the “Urkle Riddim“. Popcaan’s “Love Yuh Bad” is also sampled on the Rihanna assisted “Too Good” and also includes Supa Dups in the writing credits. The track was produced by Dre Skull and is featured on Popcaan’s debut album, “Where We Come From“. Popcaan is currently affiliated with Drake’s OVO group. “Views” is now available on iTunes.
The “Gully Gad” Mavado is back in Jamaica and made an appearance on Onstage recently. Conducted at Mavado’s Mansion, he spoke about his upcoming performance at Rebel Salute, explains his absence from the Island for 2 years, staying relevant despite being absent, his rift with Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, thoughts on Gully Bop, his friendship with Alkaline and more. Shout out Mavado for name dropping Jahmiel as well. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Straight outta “Gyaldeville” comes Zionnoiz Freeze Records and Island Vibes Records teaming up to release the “Rude Intent Riddim“! Featuring contributions from Mavado, Lia Caribe, Propa Fade, Leonardo, Lajixx, Drina, Chavez, and Masicka, they all bring different vibes to this Riddim. A Riddim that’s sure to get massive airplay, make sure you get familiar by checking it out below and sharing your thoughts in the comments section.
After teasing listeners with the single for months, RR and Mavado finally release the visuals to “Crazy In Love (Remix)“. Directed by RD Studios and shot in Florida, we see scenes of RR and the Gully Gad getting cozy with one another, RR channeling her inner Picasso accompanied by some great shots throughout the video. Her bathtub scene might be a favourite for many, and the scenes where both artists are together could be a part of many girls’ “Relationship Goals” memes. Good to see Anju Blaxx making an appearance in the video. Be on the look out for RR’s “Regal Recit” project! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
While he has faced many obstacles in his life and career, Mavado has always turned to the music and today he releases a new video. Titled “The Truth” and shot in Haiti, Mavado speaks on the hardships he’s faced and how he’s determined to overcome them while we see him interact with the Haitians. Mavado has been known to release a few songs over the years that speaks on overcoming struggles and this one might be the something to hold a vibe with. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Known for several top quality videos locally and Internationally, RD Studios is indeed the director to work with. It is no secret then that Mavado and up and coming artiste RR are eager to shoot their video for the remix of RR’s “Crazy in Love”. The video is set to be shot in Fort Lauderdale in a mansion and RR shared that fans will see her ‘sexy’ ‘sophisticated’ side. ‘Crazy In Love’ was produced by UIM Records on the 7ven rhythm, which also features Tommy Lee Sparta, Alaine, Dre Island, among others, and was co-written by C-Sharp’s lead singer Chevaughn. “This single is very sultry and I think Mavado brings great flavor to it” said RR.
RR whose real name is Renee Reid but pronounces it as ‘Double R’ has also been benefiting greatly from the remix with Mavado. She shared “I feel great when I travel and hear my music on several internationally radio stations and even here in Jamaica. I honestly feel like this could be a potential billboard hit and we are working hard to promote this single”. The Gully God, Mavado has in the past told THE STAR that he believes the song is a hit and that RR can help to take Reggae and Dancehall to another level. With support from We The Best Music and RR’s Management and Promotion Team, both artistes are ready to make a statement once the video is released in late August.
RR is also promoting her single with Sizzla Kolonji entitled ‘A Dat Yuh Wah’ which was recently featured on CVM TV’s Onstage. The video for that single was also shot by RD Studios and showcases RR in her musical and dance elements. RR can be followed on Twitter at RR_musiq; Soundcloud.com/RR_musiq and Instagram at RR_musiq.