A reggae singer from the neighborhood known as Cassava Piece, in the unruly and quite dangerous heart of Kingston, Jamaica, Mavado is one of the more successful contemporary reggae and dancehall artists. With close ties to the Hip-Hop community, the Jamaican musician has worked with several memorable artists, such as Ace Hood, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes and Jay-Z. While Mavado is noted for his gritty lyricism depicting his life experiences growing up in a rough part in Jamaica, he often incorporates a spiritual message in his work. He has released two albums so far along with a handful of singles and in 2011, Mavado founded his own record label, Manison records. Having signed onto DJ Khaled's We The Best Music Group label, he released two star-studded sequels paving the way for future work. However, recent legal troubles involving "bodily harm" and "malicious destruction of property" with a vehicle have recently cropped up.
- Mavado took his namesake from the Swiss watch company, Movado.
- He is, to this date, the only reggae artist to have worked with Jay-Z.
- In 2007, Mavado experienced an eventful, but quite unlawful, detention at the hands of Jamaican police. The events involved the singer getting thrown into a glass window resulting in his fingers getting sliced open.
- His Rastafarian father was murdered in Switzerland.
- Following an unfortunate incident with an automobile and counts of both "malicious property destruction" and "actual bodily harm," Mavado unsuccessfully attempted to appeal a court-ordered $100,000 fine.
- Freaks (Remix) French Montana Feat. Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Wale, Mavado & DJ Khaled185K Views100 Comments
- Fuck What Happen Tonight French Montana Feat. Snoop Dogg, Ace Hood, Scarface, Mavado & DJ Khaled133K Views130 Comments
- Welcome To My Hood (Remix) DJ Khaled Feat. Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Mavado, Twista, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B, The Game & Waka Flocka127K Views55 Comments
- Hot Nigga (Reggae Mix) Bobby Shmurda Feat. Jah X, Junior Reid, Mavado & Popcaan86K Views35 Comments
- Suicidal Thoughts (Remix) DJ Khaled Feat. Mavado, French Montana & Ace Hood83K Views48 Comments
- I Ain't Going Back Broke Mavado Feat. Future & Ace Hood59K Views47 Comments
- Mavado Feat. Nicki Minaj "Give It All To Me" Video35,814 Views2 Comments
- LL Cool J Feat. Mavado "The Hustler" Video5,155 Views1 Comment
- Ace Hood "Buss Guns" Video3,777 Views1 Comment
- Mr. Brooks ... A Better Tomorrow2009
- Gangsta For Life - The Symphony Of David Brooks2007
- Meek Mill Calls Rick Ross Kidnapping Charges "Bullshit"2,003 Views14 Comments
- Nicki Minaj Was 2 Hours Late To Her Wireless Festival Set4,009 Views11 Comments
- Miguel Believes He Makes "Better Music" Than Frank Ocean7,417 Views82 Comments
- 5 NBA Stars Who Will Have New Homes Next Season3,085 Views0 Comments
- 50 Cent & Diddy's Effen Vs. Ciroc Battle Continues On Instagram14,972 Views55 Comments
- A$AP Rocky Shot A Short Film Starring Skepta & Novelist6,153 Views6 Comments
- Joe Budden Reveals "All Love Lost" Cover Art8,763 Views43 Comments
- Waka Flocka Disses Donald Trump On Twitter32,252 Views60 Comments
- Kanye West Is Reportedly The Lone Feature On The Weeknd's Upcoming Album30,238 Views58 Comments
- Drake Hints Willow Smith Will Appear On "Views From The 6"34,930 Views119 Comments
- Action Bronson Now Selling Personalized Verses, Insults, & Birthday Greetings12,382 Views20 Comments
- Adidas Yeezy Boost Concept Headphones Unveiled4,704 Views0 Comments
- DJ Mustard Is Working On "Hard" New Material With Britney Spears11,469 Views36 Comments
- Meek Mill Reveals Pre-Jail "DWMTM" Songs Will Be Released Soon31,924 Views101 Comments
- OG Maco Clarifies His Criticism Of Travi$ Scott's "3500"20,847 Views56 Comments