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.