Mavado ft Karian Sang – Take it [Music Video]

Mavado ft Karian Sang Take it Music Video
Mavado ft Karian Sang Take it Music Video

Mavado ft Karian Sang Take it Music Video
Karian Sang is the first artist signed to Mavado’s independent label, Mansion Records. “We will be releasing songs of hers, doing everything a label does to develop an artist’s career,” Mavado says, who launched the imprint in 2011 with his own dancehall pop ditty, “Delilah.” Mavado’s biggest hits over the past few years including “Star Boy,” “Come Into My Room” and now “Take It” cast the artist as a party loving ladies man, overshadowing the sullen “gangster for life” guise and turbulent imagery of his early singles including the haunting “Weh Dem a Do,” which reached No. 27 on the Hot R&B Hip Hop Chart and featured on Mavado’s debut album “Gangsta for Life…The Symphony of David Brooks” (VP Records), a compelling thug narrative which peaked at No. 6 on the Top Reggae Albums chart. Mavado’s second album “Mr. Brooks A Better Tomorrow” (VP) debuted atop the Reggae Album tally in March 2009.

While the debates surrounding Mavado’s music have subsided recently, his real life controversies are as plentiful as his hit songs. Also known as the Gully Gad — a reference to the tough Kingston community of Cassava Piece, bordered by a gully, where he was raised — Mavado made international headlines for his rivalry with dancehall artist Vybz Kartel leader of the artists’ consortium called Gaza, which was taken beyond the musical realm by overzealous fans of each artist; the Gully-Gaza feuds raged throughout 2009 until the two artists publicly made peace in December. In April 2010, Mavado and four other dancehall stars including his mentor Bounty Killer had their U.S. visas revoked, en masse, without explanation. In May 2011, Mavado’s close friend Conroy Edwards was shot by a policeman as they entered a Kingston nightclub, reportedly refusing a standard entry search; Mavado was charged for assault and Edwards died several days later. Two months later, Mavado and his entourage were charged with attacking a man and his son in a road rage incident following his performance at Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay. In February 2013, an officer with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, David J. Rainsberger, pled guilty to accepting bribes from Mavado as the entertainer sought to regain his US visa, which was reinstated in July 2011. Following their lawyer’s directive Mavado and his management wouldn’t comment on the Visa situation. Addressing his controversy-plagued career Mavado said, “God himself knows what’s up and I leave all judgements to Him.”

Meanwhile, a forthcoming track “Rise Up” featuring DJ Khaled and Rick Ross is likely first single from Mavado’s WTB/YMCMB album. Now aligned with a powerful hip-hop conglomerate, Mavado nonetheless has pledged allegiance to the music that birthed his career. “All my glory comes from dancehall and right now I want to take dancehall to another level,” he declared. “When I look back at my journey and all that I want to do, trust me, it’s like I haven’t even started yet.”


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