Posts tagged "We The Best"

HEAR THIS: Mavado ft. Vybz Kartel, Future & Ace Hood “I Ain’t Going Back Broke” Remix

HEAR THIS: Mavado ft. Vybz Kartel, Future & Ace Hood "I Ain't Going Back Broke" Remix

Unity Is Strength, And Love & Hate Can Never Be Friends

During his 10 years in the music business David Constantine Brooks aka Singing Blacks aka Mavado has come a long way. Several years back his name was linked to the Gully vs. Gaza war but times have changed. Now a member of DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group, the Gully Gad recently dropped an historic remix featuring his former rival, Vybz Kartel, who is currently serving a life sentence for murder (with an appeal pending). “After a storm,” Mavado explains to Reshma B, “There must be a calm.” Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado ft. Future & Ace Hood “I Ain’t Going Back Broke”

HEAR THIS: Mavado ft. Future & Ace Hood "I Ain't Going Back Broke"

Real Talk From The Gully Gad

The timing of Mavado’s latest “We The Best” banger is truly uncanny. Just days after the news broke that somebody posted a petition on the White House website demanding that he be deported to Jamaica, the dancehall superstar drops a song called “I Ain’t Going Back Broke.” Although Mavado (who has a valid U.S. visa and work permit and now lives with his American wife and kids in the U.S.A.) has since clarified that the whole thing is an attempt to sabotage his career by a bitter ex-associate, the song still seems like a response to this latest pitfall set in his path. The song, which features We The Best labelmate Ace Hood as well as Future, seems to refer to Mavado contemplating the possibility of being deported to Jamaica. But Boomshots can confirm that this song was in the works long before the whole petition controversy flared up. Regardless of that fact you can feel the passion in this tune. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Mavado “My Own” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Mavado "My Own" Official Music Video

“Cars A My Own, House A My Own”

The visuals for the Gully Gad’s tune “My Own”—off ZJ Liquid’s big bad Good Book riddim—dropped this weekend. The latest video from We The Best Films features Mavado and Dj Khaled poppin’ bottles of Ricky Rozay’s Belaire bubbly, while flossing beside what might just be Mavado’s own Lamborghini. There’s also a brief clip showing Mavado and Vybz Kartel sharing a laugh together during their famous meeting with the Prime Minister of Jamaica to call a truce in the Gully vs. Gaza feud. The use of this clip is particularly intriguing since it was recently reported that Mavado visited his one-time friend turned musical rival in prison. Even before the verdict in Kartel’s trial was handed down, Mavado told Boomshots his fans should “Pray for Addi.” Since then there’s even been rumors that the two might release a collaboration—but that’s another story for another day. Right now just check the visuals and reflect on how far a youth from Cassava Piece has elevated himself. Video After The Jump…

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Reasoning with DJ Khaled: “I’d Love to Make a Record with Bounty Killer and Mavado”

Reasoning with DJ Khaled: "I'd Love to Make a Record with Bounty Killer and Mavado"

Live From We The Best Studios in Miami, Khaled Talks Mavado, Killer, and Rinses Some Dubs

You already know that all DJ Khaled does is win, win, win no matter what, but did you know the founder and CEO of We The Best Music, who has produced some of the biggest anthems in the history of hip-hop, has deep roots in the dancehall soundclash game. Long before he got down with Terror Squad or YMCMB or became president of Def Jam South, the Miami-based hitmaker was cutting dubplates and flying down to Jamaica to compete in clashes like Fully Loaded. Boomshots made the link with Khaled from those days so you dun know our interview is gonna be different than all the rest. Reshma B went deep with Khaled, discussing his work with Mavado, his deep roots with Bounty Killer, and how he’s navigating the friction between the Gully Gad and the Warlord. Khaled even dips into his dubplate collection to brandish some exclusive tunes for the Boomshots massive. Videos After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Flexx Calls For Truce Between Bounty Killa And Mavado

HEAR THIS: Flexx Calls For Truce Between Bounty Killa And Mavado

Former Alliance member Flexx wants peace for Dancehall giants Mavado and Bounty Killa

There is trouble on the Gullyside as Jamaican artists Bounty Killa and Mavado—a former members of the Alliance—have launched into a lyrical battle over a range of past differences. Mavado’s longtime bredren Flexx went on to leave Alliance and signed to Hapilos 21, while Mavado has been spending time in America after signing to DJ Khaled’s record label We The Best. Bounty Killa has released several diss tracks striking out against Mavado—the latest of which, “Kill and Destroy” on the red-hot “Good Book” riddim, is a direct reponse to Mavado’s track on the same riddim—and despite reports that the Gully God has put the lyrical battle behind him, the We The Best artist continues to release music that sounds like it subliminally targets the Alliance team. Bounty Killa was booed off stage in Jamaica for speaking negative words about Mavado and members of his Gully Squad crew  and now Mavado’s new track “Do Wah Yuh Waan ” is rumored to be a direct launch at The Five Star General Bounty Killer.  Dancehall has a long history of clash and rivalry, but nobody wants to see things get out of hand. To prevent a never-ending battle that could lead to someone getting hurt, Flexx has broken the silence and spoken out against the rivalry.  Audio after the Jump  

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HEAR THIS: Mavado ft. Akon & Rick Ross “Rise Up”

The Gully Gad Drops A Gift For The Sufferahs and the Warriors
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Our Gullyside connects just blessed us with a heatrock produced by Jerry Wonder. “A song like this is a gift for the streets, an anthem for the downpressed, sufferahs and warriors in times like these.” Word is this is just a set up for the “real bomb” in June—Mavado x Future x Ace Hood. For now, hold this. “I know they wanna see me fall / I know they wanna see me fail / That’s why I go so hard / Only the real will prevail…” Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Vado x Mavado x Ace Hood “Gangsta”

Vado Takes It Back To The Streets

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Vado is making sure people know he isn’t one to be reckoned with on his new single, “Gangsta.” The newest signee to DJ Khaled’s We the Best collaborated with label mates, Ace Hood and Mavado to bring fans a hot new single. The single features Vado & Ace Hood rapping about the gangsta life as Mavado adds his signature voice on the chorus. Check out “Gangsta” after the jump.

 

 

 

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WATCH THIS: DJ Khaled ft. Mavado “So Suicidal” / “Aktion Pak” Video

The Gully Gad Drops A Double Video, Repping We The Best / YMCMB To The Fullest

The waiting is over. Check the official video for Mavado’s latest piece of work with DJ Khaled after the jump. This one goes out to all the haters.
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Interview: Mavado Talks We The Best Projects, “Suicidal” Video, Shuts Down Haters & Shouts Out Vybz Kartel

The Gully Gad Reasons With Reshma B In This Boomshots Exclusive

Last week we got our first look at Mavado’s latest video, “So Suicidal” off DJ Khaled’s new album, Kiss The Ring. Tonight at 6pm, the Gully Gad will appear with Khaled and a bunch of other hip-hop stars on BET’s 106 & Park, then he’ll jet back to Miami, where he’s been working on some collabos with Birdman—not to mention Fabolous, Busta Rhymes, French Montana, and the list goes on. Why is he grinding so hard since signing with We The Best Music Group? As one of the few dancehall artists in the game with a major label deal, Mavado feels as though he’s carrying an entire genre on his back right now. And even though he’s been away from home while he handles his biz, trust and believe that Jamaica is never far from his thoughts. The Reggae Girl About Town caught up with Mavado last night for an exclusive half-hour interview, and he had a lot on his mind. And you’ll never guess which fellow dancehall artist he keeps in his prayers.
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WATCH THIS: DJ Khaled ft. Mavado “Suicidal Thoughts (So Suicidal)” Behind-The-Scenes Video

First Look At The Brand New Gully Gaad Visuals For His Tune From DJ Khaled’s Kiss The Ring Album
In this new behind-the-scenes glimpse of the latest We The Best music video, Mavado wraps himself in the Jamaica flag and DJ Khaled sparks a cigar as a noose hangs ominously in the background. Ace Hood and Birdman make brief cameos, and don’t miss the hot new tune that pops up in the second half of the clip (“Chat dem ah chat / Yap dem ah yap / Gullyside we ah action pack”). If anything, that one sounds even sicker than “Suicide.”
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HEAR THIS: Mavado “Soulja Girl”

Brand New Gully Gaad For The Girls—”She’s The One I Bust My K With”

“I’m her Romeo, she’s my Juliet,” Mavado sings on this exclusive leak from his DJ Khaled project. Soaring vocals, epic echo and a touch of steel drum synths—voila! Something sweet and smooth for the ladies. And of course a true Soulja Girl holds her man down in good times and bad. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado ft. Akon “Survivor”

“All Who Want To Kill Me, Tell Them To Play Zero…”

Gully Gaad x Konvict Muzik x We The Best = Certified Boomshot. Ever since Mavado linked with DJ Khaled, we’ve been anticipating that next big banger. The waiting is over. “I’m so high up on the mountain,” Mr. Brooks sings, “can’t find my way back down.” Read more »