New Yorkers might recognize Mavado’s throat-achy posturing from 2009’s “So Special”—think Flatbush dollar vans whizzing past and discount fashion chain soundtracks (Rainbow, 4eva. Amirite, ladies?). Dancehall heads, however, have swooned for his slick style and gully rhymes since 2005. Signed to DJ Khaled’s We the Best, last year’s “Suicidal Thoughts” was his darkly mature debut on the label, suggesting the potential of Gulf Coast/Caribbean cross-pollination. Sup, Maybach Music Jamaica?
Fri., March 15, 10 p.m., 2013