Congratulations to dancehall superstar Mavado, who is officially down with Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (YMCMB).
The rap mogul Birdman recently signed DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group to his famous Cash Money Records. That means the Gully Gad is now under one of America’s most powerful record company and home to mega stars Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and his bestie, Drake.
Mavado has been having a great stroke of luck in his professional life. Last July his U.S. visa was reinstated and shortly thereafter, the dancehall star signed with Khaled’s label last September.
Mavado’s manager, Julian Jones-Griffith has stated,“Khaled’s deal with YMCMB has been in the pipeline for a long time, they are a family. Even his last album went through them and that huge single with Drake and Ross and Wayne, I’m On One, was through YMCMB. I was aware of the deal being negotiated before we signed with We The Best but it didn’t influence our decision either way. We put our faith in Khaled and what he can bring to the table and with or without YMCMB we still believe in him.”
He continued, “Now YMCMB has officially made We The Best an imprint, it’s just a bonus for all of us. It does affect us in that Cash Money will also be directly pushing Mavado’s project, and we will be supported by their radio promotions and marketing teams, which as you can see from the charts over the last few years, are the best in the business.”
And how does Mavado feel about We The Best being under YMCMB?
“It’s just more strength to the ting. The whole situation with us and Khaled has a family vibe to it so the family just got bigger and more powerful! I do expect it to affect me directly but only in a positive way.”
Mavado also added, “As far as collabs with YMCMB artistes, that’s always been available. We have a great relationship with everyone at Cash Money already and we have already been recording with YMCMB acts, you soon hear them! With features, it’s always a case of when the time and record is right we reach out to them and vice-versa.”
We can’t wait for a Lil Wayne and Mavado single! BOOM!!!