Mavado labels Bounty Killer’s diss songs ‘garbage,’ says he is not on his level

Mavado has responded to lyrical shots fired at him by Alliance leader and long-time mentor, Bounty Killer, saying Killer's songs were weak and he needs to try harder to get his attention.

Mavado has responded to lyrical shots fired at him by Alliance leader and long-time mentor, Bounty Killer, saying Killer’s songs were weak and he needs to try harder to get his attention.

by Jodee Brown

Dancehall superstar, Mavado has thrown fuel on the fiery relationship between him and long-time mentor, Bounty Killer, saying the legendary deejay is not on his level in response to a pair of diss songs released by the ‘Grung Gaad’ in the last week, in which he finally broke his silence on his feelings towards the ‘Gully Gaad.’

Killer released the lyrically sharpshooting song, Death Work last week in which he called Mavado a sell out since signing with We The Best Music Group. A follow up single released Monday titled, A Who also showcased dismissiveness towards Mavado, claiming he has been ungrateful for far too long.

Mavado finally responded to Bounty Killer’s taunts on Tuesday, but told ZIP FM that he does not plan to respond to either song because Bounty’s diss tracks were weak.

“Those are not songs, those are garbage,” he said. “That’s no music. Them songs deh?Which part dem a go? Dem not even a go cross the airport so why should I even listen to them. I won’t even give them the time of day. I don’t have to call anybody name to be on top. I’m always on top. They are the ones that always have to be calling David Brooks name to create a hype or a buzz for their career. I don’t have time for that.”

Mavado also laid down a challenge to Bounty and anyone else who wants to challenge him bar for bar.

“If a artist feel as if him wan fi deh inna lyrical confrontation wid me, you haffi up to mi standard and everything right now,” he said. “Yuh cyaah come deejay garbage and feel like yuh can go up against Gully Gaad. That’s garbage. That’s nothing.”

The two have been at odds, on and off, since the fatal shooting of Mavado’s cousin, Conroy’ Connie’ Edwards at Bounty Killer birthday party in June 2011. Mavado has long been accused of throwing subliminal disses Bounty’s way in songs like Dem a Try Style Man and Pon Di Gully.

Bounty Killer calls out Mavado in new song

Bounty Killer has taken his issues with long-time protege, Mavado to the studio, releasing a scathing diss track aimed at him entitled, 'Death Work.'

Bounty Killer has taken his issues with long-time protege, Mavado to the studio, releasing a scathing diss track aimed at him entitled, “Death Work”

by Jodee Brown

If there was any doubt as to whether or not the friendship between Alliance leader, Bounty Killer and long-time protégé, Mavado was in tatters, that doubt has now turned to certainty after Bounty recently released a scathing diss track aimed at the ‘Gully Gad.’

The song, Death Work, released on Wednesday, calls out Mavado and his management team after a series of subliminal disses that Bounty believes were aimed at him by his protégé. Since the start of the year, songs like Dem a Try Style Man and Pon Di Gully contained lyrics that seemingly took thinly-veiled shots at Bounty. The latter song drew a terse response from the ‘Grung Gaad,’ in which he said “A one general inna music bout bex bad, and dem nuh wah see a next gad? Tell madden send him best bag.”

In Death Work, Bounty Killer says Mavado sold out ever since landing his deal with We The Best Music Group, deejaying, “Sign yu to Khaled, sen yu guh foreign to make a outreach, yu tun rapper groupie, deh dung a South Beach and have the heart fi come a run off yu mouth peace, pass yu place a yu career a gonna out it, everything pon the Gully mi a rub out it. Bwoy tell yu bout yu madda and yu big him up, yow yu been a drop words come act big enough confront the General, hope yu can live it up.”

He also says, “Mi nah forgive dem, dem know all dat they have done…father a done di son.”

Mavado has yet to respond to this new diss track. Death Work is the strongest signal yet that he and Bounty Killer are not on good terms after years of speculation. The relationship between both deejays has been rocky ever since 2011 following a fatal shooting incident outside of Bounty Killer’s birthday party at the QUAD nightclub in Kingston in June 2011 which claimed the life of Mavado’s friend, Conroy ‘Connie’ Edwards. Despite the fatality, Bounty reportedly never offered condolences for Mavado’s loss, instead blaming him for causing trouble at his party. The two have talked on and off ever since.

Another Alliance deejay, Busy Signal hinted at the tension between the two in a single, Real Talk which was labelled as a ‘Mavado warning.’ In that song, he deejayed, “Singer nuffi a war Bounty real talk, him nuh memba when him bruck and when him hungry? A beg the bills and the 50? Tell him nuh be an ungrateful pickney, Killa a di man wey help people pickney buss di youths outa the slum fi mek it musically. Now yu mek it pon yu own a feed yu family. Rodney Price cudda neva be mi enemy.”