Over the years, I’ve continued to bump into the artist named “Maddadan.” Be it at a party, a radio interview, VP Records, a  Jamaican restaurant, or press conference, this man was everywhere! I can’t tell you if it was coincidental or fate, but one thing I do know is; it was destined for us to network on some type of level.

Our last run in of sorts was at the ECIPS Music Festival press conference, where he sat amongst the seasoned elite of the Dancehall community with ease. Many called him the “New Kid” on the block, or a local artist from Queens NYC when they referred to him during the Q & A part of the press conference.

To me, it was his body language that spoke volumes, without him actually saying much. He smiled and did what many artists do while being questioned, but it was the aura of determination that he gave off, letting you know that the day of the ECIPS Music Festival he was going to make his presence felt. 

I’m not one to allow the constant nagging of my musical soul to go unnoticed, denying it the right to know more about a particular artist, who has the potential to make an impact on the genre of music I happen to love. I needed Maddadan to answer  some of my #Valid Questions:

 Who is Maddadan?
Maddadan, Is a youth that continues to strive for a change; by changing the music industry, with my God-given talents.
The name Maddadan is very unique, how did that name come about?
When I used to choreograph dance routines while attending August Martin High School in Queens NYC. Im a true Dancehall King!
 Who influenced you musical and why?
Life and her mysterious ways.
 I’ve seen you perform on two different occasions, once at a party and also at the ECIPS Music Festival. Now we like to keep things very #Valid here at A Valid Review. During your performance at the party, you were booed hard to the point of me wondering to myself, why? The song I believe you performed was “Struggla” and it sounded great! Your stage presence was top notch, but for some reason, the crowd was against you that night. How do you defend your musical artistry to a nonreceptive crowd?
There’s nothing to defend when you do it for the love of the music, and not for the hype.
 What makes you resilient?
The positive energy and real people that surround me.
 Let’s talk about The ECIPS MUSIC FESTIVAL, now we all know that was a debacle, but you went out there and performed like a  stellar artist. With your name being attached to that event did it hurt or boost your music career?
The ECIPS MUSIC FESTIVAL was just another day on the job. The music festival had no effect what so ever on me and my music career.
Which song of yours do believe will actually put you out there to the world as a solid Reggae/Dancehall Artist?
Worldcup Lover
I know you play the guitar, do you feel it’s important as an artist to know how to play an instrument? Most artists feel that having just a “voice” will push their music career along.
I believe it’s a plus, but not a must
  What are your plans for 2018?
To expect the unexpected
 What makes you a #ValidArtist?

My passion for music is what makes me and anyone else that has the same love for music a valid artist.

 What was your best moment so far within your music career?
The birth of my daughter the #RealPrincessLyric
 Why is it important to be a positive influence on this generation of music listeners?
It is imperative to uplift this and every generation with a significant message through music and culture.
 If you could change one thing in the world today, what would it be?
I like to end my #ValidQuestions with a quote, tell me your best one.
“Music is my religion.” #Maddadan

Written by, OhhSoValid

Connect with #Maddadan via @Maddadan on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/maddadan/?hl=en  


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