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Mavado

A reggae singer influenced by the likes of Bounty Killer and Cutty Ranks, David Constantine Brooks, aka Mavado, was born and raised in one of Kingston, Jamaica's more dangerous ghettos, Cassava Piece. Church and a desire to deliver a socially conscious message to the people kept Mavado out of serious trouble. Encouraged by a friend, Mavado visited Junior Reid's recording studio in Kingston, where he met his hero, Bounty Killer. The reggae star recognized the young singer's talent and introduced him to the likes of vocalist Predator and manager Julian Jones-Griffith. In 2004 Mavado released "Real McKoy," his breakthrough single recorded over the Daseca crew's Anger Management riddim. Two years later, the Red Bull and Guinness riddim and the song "Weh Dem a Do" would give him his next big hit, and the successful "Dreaming" and "Bawl Dem a Bawl" singles would follow soon after, but the momentum was almost brought to halt when his father was murdered in Switzerland.

After fighting for his father's body and its return to Jamaica, Mavado resolved a feud with fellow dancehall artist Vybz Kartel. The feud was responsible for violence between the artists' crews along with numerous diss tracks, including "Warn Dem" and "Informer" from Mavado and "Alliance Diss" and "Mafraudo" from Kartel. With all this out of the way, Mavado was able to complete his debut album, Gangster for Life, for the VP label. The 2007 release featured more hits like "Top Shotta Nah Miss" and "Dying" plus "Real McKoy with a Full Clip," a new mix of the track that, a year later, would be featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto 4: Liberty City. His 2008 cut "I'm on the Rock" would feature Jay-Z on its remix before being re-recorded as "We Need Barack" in support of the presidential hopeful. That same year, he continued to cross over to the world of hip-hop with an appearance on 50 Cent and G-Unit's album T.O.S.: Terminate on Sight. His 2009 album Mr. Brooks...A Better Tomorrow featured the hit single "On the Rock" while 2011 saw him launch his own label, Mansion Records, with the single "Delilah". In 2012 he appeared alongside fellow dancehall singer Popcaan on Snoop Dogg's single "Lighters Up", then in 2013, Nicki Minaj joined Mavado on his single "Give It All to Me". ~ David Jeffries
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Mr. Brooks...A Better Tomorrow (Explicit)

1. David's Psalm

2. Every Situation

3. On The Rock

4. So Blessed

5. So Special

6. Life Of A G

7. Welcome To The Armegedeon

8. Gangster Don't Play

9. Real Killer (No Chorus)

10. Chiney K

11. Jailhouse

12. Don't Worry

13. Money Changer

14. Money

15. In Di Car Back

16. Which Gal

17. Overcome

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Track List: Gangsta For Life (Explicit)

2. Angriest Introduction

4. Weh Dem A Do

5. A Father's Prayer

6. They Fear Me

8. Dreaming

9. Don't Cry

10. Cassava Piece Radio

11. Dying

12. David's Interlude

13. Top Shotta Nah Miss

15. Last Night

17. Amazing Grace

18. Touch The Road

19. Me And My Dogs

21. Gully Side

22. Squeeze Breast

23. Heart Beat

24. Sadness

25. Born & Raised

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Track List: Cherish My Love (Single)

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Track List: Don't Give A F**k (Remix) (Feat. Popcaan) (Single) (Explicit)

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Track List: Don't Give A F**k (Single)

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Track List: Go Look A Gal (Single)

1. Go Look A Gal

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Track List: Jump Out (Single)

1. Jump Out

2. Jump Out Riddim (Instrumental)

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Track List: Kite Style (Single)

1. Kite Style (Explicit)

2. Kite Style

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Track List: Live Blanket (Crank It) (Single)

1. Live Blanket (Crank It)

2. Live Blanket (Crank It)

3. Live Blanket (Crank It) (Instrumental)

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Track List: Money, Girls & Fun (Single)

1. Money, Girls & Fun

2. Money, Girls & Fun

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Track List: My Love (Single)

1. My Love

2. My Love

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Track List: Progress (Single)

1. Progress

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Track List: She's The One (Single)

1. She's The One

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Track List: Still Love You (Side Chick) (Single)

1. Still Love U (Side Chick)

2. Still Love U (Side Chick)

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Squeeze my breast like the trigger of his gun mavado love his music
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One of favorite songs of all time #Mavado
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One more bad artist, big up uself vado.
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I love this song and him
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Gully side, I banged this in school!!!! No lie Mavado goes soooo hard...Big ups my guy, madddd love
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Making music the best
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V.I. crew mison u wit nicki man u 2 kill dat an de stage
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The best
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