Dancehall superstar Mavado and Drake to release collaborative album [News]
Jodee Brown of Jamaican Pop Culture Examiner reports on the joint album to be unveiled by Dancehall superstar Mavado and Toronto’s own Drake. Brown notes the projects connection to DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group and the likelehood of the album dropping through that label. Read the full report after the jump link.
After working as well as performing together within the last year, prominent Dancehall singjay, Mavado and Canadian hip-hop superstar, Drake are set to put their chemistry to the ultimate test.
According to reports, the self-professed “Gully Gaad” and the Young Money rapper will soon be releasing a joint album; combining Dancehall and hip-hop styles. The collaborative album bares similarities to Distant Relatives, the joint effort by Reggae superstar, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and American hip-hop veteran, Nas that was released in May 2010.
A source within Mavado’s Gullyside camp revealed the news to Urban Islandz; intimating that the new album will be done through the conduit of DJ Khaled’s label, We The Best Music Group.
“Since ‘Vado return to the States and sign with Khaled there are a number of collaboration requests coming in from several rappers, but definitely he is looking forward to drop a full length LP with Drake. Drizzy and Vado are close friends so it’s only natural,” the source insisted. “You can look for appearances from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Khaled and Busta Rhymes to name a few,” he continued.
Mavado recently hinted in an interview that he’s had a desire to collaborate with Drake’s mentor and internationally acclaimed hip-hop superstar, Lil’ Wayne. “From a couple years ago I’ve always wanted to do a mad record with (Lil) Wayne,” Mavado said. That kid is crazy, trust me he’s out of this world. It’s gon’ happen in due time. “We gon’ put some steroids to this game and turn it up, loud!”
Meanwhile, Mavado is in Miami with Morgan Heritage relative and hip-hop star, Laza Morgan to shoot the music video for their popular hit single, One by One. The song earned #1 chart status in Jamaica and has been a regular on American airwaves since its initial release in March.
By: Jodee Brown, Jamaican Pop Culture Examiner