Born and raised in Kingston Jamaica, David Constantine Brooks (Mavado) was very known in the streets, yet trying to find a way to move out of the ghetto for good. Growing up in the 90’s David had experienced the new era of the dancehall and badman, and looking up to artist such as Bounty Killer inspired him to work twice as hard in dancehall. A bit of luck struck David when one of his best friends had arranged to meet with Junior Reid at his studio in Kingston not knowing Bounty Killa would watch him perform and recognize his talents, soon to sign him under a contract.
Mavado's hardcore style upon reggae music sparks my interest in him as an artist. One of his first singles, "So Special", topped the reggae charts and has gained him many fans as well. I went to a few of his reggae concerts and it was very loud and exciting. I enjoyed seeing the the audience interact with Mavado and sing along to the songs he performed on stage that night. It takes a lot for me to become interest in an artist. But in this case, I must say that Mavado has grown to be one of the most recognizable & respected artist in the dancehall right now working with legendary Reggae producers such as, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and Don Corleone.