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Posted: February 3, 2009
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Gravy, who stars in the new "NOTORIOUS"  biopic about the life of slain rapper Biggie Smalls flew to Kingston Monday with Mavado, who returned from a hectic promotional trip to New York. The two will be collaborating on several projects together while Gravy is on the island.Mavado created more history over the weekend at a show in Rochester upstate NY. The only act on the bill, Mavado pulled out an astonishing 4,000 fans into the huge Armory venue in freezing sub-zero temperatures and snowstorms. Observers said it was the biggest Dancehall show ever in Rochester and attracted more patrons than many rap shows including recent gigs with TI and Fat Joe.Mavado also made an unprecedented 3 live appearances on Thursday - Saturday on Hip Hop legend Funkmaster Flex's radio show on HOT 97 in New York. Sunday night rounded off the weekend with a hype event in Manhattan at Club Prime, hosted by Mavado that was also packed to the rafters.With the upcoming release of his sophomore album Mr Brooks - A Better Tomorrow on March 3, and with So Special attracting radio spins across the country, Mavado is poised to hit mainstream America.
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