Jan 13, 2009
Mavado et al International Level 2009
Mavado... certainly did well last year. The self proclaimed "Gully God" aka "Gangster For Life" has been the most popular dancehall artiste both in Jamaica and abroad and was involved in a number of career boosting events especially in the USA. Mavado was involved in Grand Theft Auto IV which turned out to be the top selling game of 2008 he also did collaborations with Jay-Z and G Unit. Not to be left out was his chart busting single "I'm so special" doing well on radio stations, the Billboard Charts as well as making the 44th spot on the Vibe Magazine top 80 songs for 2008.
Things are not going to be quiet for the Gully God this year with an album set to be released early in the year. There are reports that a Vibe Magazine top reporter will be coming to Jamaica to do a detail piece on the artiste a rear thing for dancehall acts that usually get snippet or two even for popular acts like Sean Paul and Shaggy.
Yow.. the gully cant hold the man anymore... they will have to do a complete redesign and fundamental infrastructural changes and expansion to accommodate to accommodate the man.. ..
Serani was also featured in a the Billboard Magazine recently due to his big hit "No Games" .. another major accomplishment for the artiste and Jamaican Dancehall Music.
It should be interesting to see how well Serani, Mavado and Busy Signal do this year on the international scene. The artistes had a bit of a set back at the start of the year with Mavado being charged for the use of indecent language at Sting 2008 and Serani's unfortunate chain of events in the USVI where he was robbed and left now a fued between some Jamaican and USVI fans. But with those incidents aside it is expected to be a great year for dancehall and these too artiste.
Not to be left out is Busy Signal who was also featured in Vibe Magazine last year..he is also expected to quite busy this year with his recently released album "Loaded".. He also had his fair share of setbacks.. with police said to be looking for him re breaches of "indecent language act" ... at a recent stage show in the western part of the island.
expect a lot of good stuff this year and we know bad things happen ..so we just hope that the good outweigh the bad..