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Mavado & Alicia Keys arranged it in the Oven - "Great Chemistry"

mavado-gangsta-alicia-keys.jpgAfter another stellar performance recently at the HOT97 On Da Reggae Tip show, alongside fellow Alliance members Bounty Killer and Serani, Mavado shunned the after party scene for more important business...a studio session with multi-platinum superstar Alicia Keys.

"Last year we left the Reggae Tip show and recorded a track with Lil Kim and Wyclef, this year it was straight into the studio with Alicia Keys," said the Gully Gad. "I am very focused on my career right now and I'm just trying to elevate myself and Jamaica on a whole through music. Working with Alicia is an honour and a pleasure."


Its been a landmark year for Mavado, who has managed to balance an extensive international touring schedule, including the Caribbean, US, UK, Europe and Japan, with continuing to be one of the hottest acts in Jamaica. The collaboration is a Reggae track and should hit the airwaves very soon to create the buzz for Alicia Key's impending album.

"My management and hers got together to make it happen and there was a great chemistry in the studio," continued Mavado. "It’s the first time I've sung on a Studio One riddim and I'm very pleased with the outcome. Alicia loved it too and I'm sure we will be working together on projects in the future."

The track was laid down at Alicia's own state-of-the-art The Oven Studio in New York.


Comments (30)


Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2009 6:16 PM

The real bigg man...a gully gad wi seh...truly the greatest thing since Bob. This man ago tek reggae to the top of the top...fuck the badmind vampire dem!!!

Posted by realmckoy | September 20, 2009 6:25 PM

Big ups to don mavado do yuh thing mi dupes n mek di badmind dem gwaan hate caa dem caa stop yuh.........alliance to di bl**dcloth world

Posted by gaza-galis | September 20, 2009 6:40 PM

first mi a see dog face nare a good looking girl yard girls dem ugly an full a chati chati attitude plus them hole big

Posted by MadSquard | September 20, 2009 6:41 PM

Once again Mavado is making waves in the business and making sure that he stays on top.
Big respect to the Alliance and the manager for the artist.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2009 7:18 PM

me brother hooot like a fe all them girlsda gully alliance on till me last breath big dadds bounty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by DA TRUTH | September 20, 2009 8:05 PM


Posted by Patcha | September 20, 2009 8:45 PM

Mavodo you bless keep up the good work alliance & gully we say never change jah love

Posted by kiki | September 20, 2009 9:50 PM

Vado dint say that because we all know he cant speak good english.........Maybe if he said "level, level,level" then I would believe it.

Posted by gaza-galis | September 20, 2009 9:57 PM

a good ting mavado a lead out...di man gone clear...pure good tings mi wish fi di man

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2009 11:09 PM

mmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaddddd gully

Posted by Damion | September 21, 2009 12:10 AM


Posted by hype | September 21, 2009 8:35 AM

gully god to the f**king world

Posted by Gavesha | September 21, 2009 10:48 AM

go learn fi read, you flop a ready

Posted by Gaza | September 21, 2009 11:24 AM

Respect movado....but I don't respect all the gully fans that act like a him first a do him ting...Shabba n Sean Paul n Beenie Man do this long time...even Buju..Alicia Keys is a big artiste but I don't remember nobody acting like that when Beenie Man do him ting wid Janet Jackson who is a bigger artiste...a matter a fact nobody never give Sham him props when him work wid the same artiste...but now the Gully Gad do is somethin new...people so bias it's funny

Posted by Bl@ze | September 21, 2009 2:45 PM

gully mi seh........

Posted by chunz | September 21, 2009 3:24 PM

Congratulations Movado. Just continue to take ur career to the highest level possible. Just continue to be humble and Jah will continue to lead u. Don't let them distract u. GULLYSIDE 4 LIFE

Posted by maka | September 21, 2009 4:55 PM

gaza idiot fans big up dem artist when de bleacher work wid any big artist and do any thing good uno big him up so all gully fan a go big up de gully gad so a so it go.

Posted by Skullhead | September 21, 2009 5:47 PM

Mavado,you a nuff yute role model. Jus continue to uplift dem an preach positivity to dem and continue to elevate yourself. An believe inna God.Caa stop wi. ALLIANCE, GULLY TILL MI DROP OUT

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2009 8:20 PM

to gaza galis ah mus u muma hole big nd pop dung bout yaad gal dem ugly ah mussi u fava dem faggot..

Posted by sexy_sandrine | September 21, 2009 8:24 PM

gaza u are so true big deal if mavado start ah sing wid alicia keys...

Posted by gille | September 21, 2009 11:53 PM

gully too de world movado a mi boss them caa stop u a when the blaecha a go do thiss? lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alliance n til dead

Posted by Robyn | September 22, 2009 11:16 AM

Congrats Mavado, but to all you gully fans acting like he's the first one to do something with a big international artiste, where were you when Beenie Man buss T.I.? Where were you when Super Cat was working with Biggie and Puff? You guys are hilarious. Peter Tosh sang with Mick Jagger. These collabs have been happening from long time. Uno too bias as Gaza seh. And to you ppl who keep saying he's the biggest thing since Bob, what are you using to judge that?

Posted by liongun | September 23, 2009 10:08 AM

Big up di Gully God an don't stop tek your music to di highest level. Yuh ah gwaan mi dupes.

Posted by dezii | September 23, 2009 2:37 PM

u know he ate that fassie

Posted by Val | September 23, 2009 4:40 PM

Congrats Mavado I wish you all the best & I enjoy your music very much; however lets not forget artists like Bob Marley & the Wailers,Beenie Man, Beres Hammond,Buju Banton, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Shabba Ranks and Freddie McGregor who all did outstanding jobs in giving reggae music international fame and last but not least, the one & only Lady Saw, the hottest female dance hall queen ever in Jamaica. The only other femle come close to her is Lady G - "One love to all of you. Live & Let Live".

Alliance to di world:
Posted by Alliance to di world | September 24, 2009 10:14 PM

Mavado your so special and blessed keep up the good work. Yuh deh yah fi bun out bad mind out a di bleacha, who nuh like si yuh prospa fi go chuck off.....a dat mi seh. Gully Gad big will survive your so blessed, your blessed. Who GOD bless no man curse..

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 11:25 AM

tell yuh bout the bad mind people dem lowwe di man ..di man ting a shot ..gully gully gad to world hmmmm ..a waum to the creature memba seh a auto tune mek him nuh guh back guh jerk chicken

Posted by M@hni | September 27, 2009 1:24 PM

Gullyside big up.... Bad mind People deh All Over....

Posted by anthony | October 6, 2009 6:13 PM

to all the badmine people dem go sack your MOTHER,idiot if the man couldn't read the man wouldn't reach internation stage fassy.mavado is the only real artist in the business right now. that the reason why kartel(foggot)fans dem talking so much sh*t (badmind).kartel wish rightnow is to be in mavado shoe but kartel your foot is too a badman (galis).keep making hits mavado that is what burning them.

Posted by Courtney | March 17, 2010 6:37 PM

I am in love with Lady Gaga Shes a great dancer I love that she is now on tour .

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