David “Mavado” Brooks makes history as the first Caribbean artist to receive an exclusive video premiere on Billboard, with his new single “Take It” featuring Karian Sang. The dancehall pop single debuted back in September 2012 and has been steadily gaining momentum, peaking at #1 on the BBC 1Xtra and Choice-FM charts in December 2013, also hitting #1 on CHRY 105.5FM in Toronto. The track is a hit on South Florida airwaves on Miami’s hit station WEDR-99Jamz, and continues to enjoy airplay on reggae specialty programming, globally.
Signed to We The Best/YMCMB, Mavado continues to thrill dancehall fans by staying true to the genre, despite his evolving move beyond dancehall borders. “Now aligned with a powerful hip-hop conglomerate, Mavado nonetheless has pledged allegiance to the music that birthed his career,” writes Billboard journalist Patricia Meschino, in the exclusive premiere on March 4, 2013.