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    Dancehall music has had an influence on hip-hop for decades now and the two continue to work hand in hand to this day. Over the past few years, Mavado has made music that attracts the ears of both dancehall and hip-hop fans. He’s worked with rappers like Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, G-Unit, French Montana and many more, and in 2010 he even played the lead role in Drake’s “Find Your Love” video.

    He can go from delivering a hard verse about his difficult lifestyle growing up in the rougher parts of Jamaica to a more lighthearted single ready for the clubs, and this versatility has allowed Mavado to cross over to different fan bases and stay relevant since his breakout single “Real McKoy” in 2004.