Mavado | Hapilos David Constantine Brooks (born 30 November 1981), better known by his stage name Mavado, is a Jamaican deejay, singer and songwriter, who is signed to We ...

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David Constantine Brooks (born 30 November 1981), better known by his stage name Mavado, is a Jamaican deejay, singer and songwriter, who is signed to We the Best Music Group and formerly to Cash Money Records. He cites the music of Bounty Killer as an early influence. The boyhood idol became his mentor when at the age of 15, Bounty took him under his wing to show him the ropes of the music industry and introduced him to his manager, dancehall music business legend Julian Jones-Griffith, who would go on to manage Mavado's illustrious career Mavado's first single, "Real McKoy", was released in 2004 and was his breakthrough single. He further established himself with the follow-up record "Weh Dem a Do", on the Red Bull & Guinness riddim, that had the distinction of hitting Billboard. After a string of hits in 2005 and 2006, Mavado released the album Gangsta for Life: The Symphony of David Brooks 10 July 2007 on VP Records. "Weh Dem A Do" and "Dying", two singles from the album, were featured heavily on R&B/hip-hop radio in the US and around the world.

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