We The Best Music recording artist Mavado continues to position himself among the big names in urban music Stateside. Monday April 30th will see Gully Gad performing in Manhattan, New York, alongside white-hot rappers Tyga, Wacka Flocka, Fabolous, French Montana, Travis Porter, Busta Rhymes and more.
DJ Prostyle, who currently has the #1 rated afternoon radio show in New York, on POWER 105FM, will be celebrating his birthday with a host of the industry’s big names, Mavado being the only Dancehall representative.
“I just had to book the Gully Gad,” said Prostyle. “I’ve been a big fan from day one and I know his fan base is huge so h’es a great addition to the lineup. He has some hot records out now and the whole industry is expecting even bigger things from him this year and I know he gona turn it up on April 30!”
Mavado’s first single on We The Best Music, Survivor featuring Akon, has remained on New York’s HOT 97 radio playlist for some time, with the program director upbeat about the public’s response to the record.
“The PD at HOT 97 hit us up and told us the record is really heating up on the station which is good,” said Mavado’s management team. “Its not an overnight thing, right now its about continuing to develop Mavado as an artist in the US market. We don’t want a record to get playlisted today and then 3 weeks later it just drops off air. Mavado is no one-hit wonder so we are taking our time, trying to position things correctly, build records that are out there, drop some hot records and keep promoting his profile in the mainstream.”
Mavado has been on an almost non-stop tour since last Autumn, with shows in Africa, Canada, Caribbean, all over the US and a recent 10 city successful tour of Europe. A video clip of Mavado bringing out Drake on stage in Paris has gone viral. Mavado’s blog www.thegullyside.com has clips and photos from the tour as well as other updates.
“I’ve been recording a lot in the US,” says Mavado. “I’ve been working on my own album with a lot of big US producers as well great Jamaican producers such as Lenky and Dave Kelly. My main focus is to keep it real with my fanbase and give them the music that they love me for. I’ve also been recording features with rappers and R’n’B singers for their own projects as well.”