Dancehall star Mavado has landed in his homeland Jamaica for the new year, Hype Life Magazine has learned.
For 2016, the “Caribbean Girls” deejay is preparing to drop some new songs along with the possibility of a new album, according to sources close to Mavado.
“Mavado is one of Dancehall’s most fortunate artiste and he is making use of it. The Gully Gaad is preparing drop a new project very soon in 2016, featuring some well-known stars and I must emphasize tht his fans are going to love his new songs,” an insider told Hype Life Magazine.
Mavado has never been identified as a regionalist, though he has performed throughout the Caribbean and collaborated with soca artistes.
One of his latest songs is “Bad Rule,” a soca track he did with Fay-Ann Lyons, one of the genre’s biggest stars.
“It a kick up inna Trinidad…a mad thing,” Mavado told reporters.
While he is open to experimenting with different sounds, Mavado honours his hardcore dancehall roots on most of his upcoming releases which are expected to be part of a new album in 2016.
One of them, “Tatoo,” is self-produced for his Mansion Records. “So Bazzle,” another new track, is produced by Trevor ‘Baby G’ James.
Without giving details, he said they may be part of an album he plans to release in 2016. It would be his first since 2009’s “Mr. Brooks…A Better Tomorrow.”
Mavado is signed to We The Best Music Group, a Miami-based company owned by producer/disc jockey DJ Khaled, one of the most influential names in hip hop.
Through that connection, he has done several collaborations with Jay-Z, Akon andBusta Rhymes, strengthening his base in the Hip Hop market.
Best known for songs like Weh Dem A Do, On The Rock and Delilah, Mavado has spent much of the past five years working with a number of hip hop and neo-soul acts such as Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Ludacris and Akon.