Dancehall luminary Flexx has weighed in on the ongoing debate surrounding the stature of dancehall icons Vybz Kartel and Mavado. In a recent interview with Dancehall Hot Seat, Flexx emphatically asserted his perspective on the matter, unequivocally declaring Mavado as the superior artist between the two.
Addressing the hosts, Flexx posed a question regarding Vybz Kartel’s presence on the Billboard charts, emphasizing Mavado’s preeminent international recognition. He asserted, “More Yankees know Mavado more than Vybz Kartel internationally,” citing Mavado’s noteworthy success on the charts.
Flexx acknowledged Vybz Kartel’s standing as a giant, legend, and prolific lyricist in the dancehall realm. However, he maintained that Mavado’s enduring impact in the industry, as evidenced by the longevity of his songs in dancehall, positions him as a larger and more influential artist.
Delving into specifics, Flexx discussed the famous Sting clash between the two dancehall heavyweights. Initially anticipating Mavado’s potential loss, Flexx revealed his surprise at the singer’s performance. Despite a minor hiccup during the clash, where Mavado sang a part of the song twice, the crowd’s positive response demonstrated Mavado’s resilience, contrasting with Vybz Kartel’s experience of being booed.
In addition to his insights on the Kartel-Mavado debate, Flexx shared anecdotes about his early days in dancehall, highlighting his association with Mavado in a “crew” and shedding light on the dynamic with the Gully Side chief. The interview provided a multifaceted glimpse into the dancehall scene, blending personal experiences with a critical analysis of the industry’s key players.