Vigalanty International’s featured artist Mr. Stinky a.k.a. Javon Canty, has been on his way to stardom since age 9. Being Jamacian American, Mr. Stinky brings you tales of the streets and club mixes in a merging of reggae and hip-hop yet to be imitated. He has shared the stage with such artists as E-40, Master P, Da Brat, Ice Cube, Aaron Hall, Yukmouth, C-BO, Black Rob, and many more. He has rocked crowds from the Midwest to the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Stinky has been featured on over 20 different CDs locally and nationwide. He can be heard on Tech N9ne’s Absolute Power, the re-release of Anghellic, and upcoming albums. In 1997, Mr. Stinky began putting together a group of individuals who each brought to the table their own style and creativity. They would come to form Dedicated Records and The Vigalanty Squad founded by Javon in 1998. Also in 1998, Mr. Stinky released his first album entitled, ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION, featuring the Vigalanty Squad and National Recording artist Tech N9ne and Young Rich the Factor. Mr. Stinky’s second album released in 2000, THE REINFORCEMENT, features Tech N9ne, J.T. The Bigga Figga, and Young Rich the Factor. To showcase the Vigalanty Squad, Mr. Stinky released a third album, OUR TIME in November 2001. After being on the market for only six months, this album went into nationwide distribution and manufacturing through Southwest Distribution which it became ranked in the top 50 on Southwest’s Top 2002 Independent New Artist Release. To share the turmoil of his life and to show off his versatility, Mr. Stinky released his fourth album, HOLDIN COURT IN THE STREETS.This album showcases worldwide artists, new reggae tracks, and yet another side of Mr. Stinky. In 2006, Mr. Stinky a.k.a. Javon Canty launched VIGALANTY INTERNATIONAL as his new label.
Mr. Stinky has faced the challenges of being an Independent Artist and has risen to the top as a stronger and smarter entertainer. He continues to release full length albums on a regular basis to satisfy the thirst of his fans. These are albums that tell the story of a musician that lives immersed in the entertainment industry.
His recent projects include a double CD called Everyting Dead. This album touches the hearts of his International fans by showcasing both the reggae and rap talents of a one in a million performer.
By living in the world of music, Mr. Stinky’s releases stay fresh and up-to-date with the times. This can be seen in his 2012 release of Gone Digital. The title track featuring Tech N9ne explains how the industry is moving toward digital media.
Mr. Stinky always tries to give his fans what they want as seen in his latest release for the hometown fans titled Summertime Madness. This album takes it back to the streets of Kansas City where Mr. Stinky made his start.
Mr. Stinky has also moved into the digital world to be there to welcome his fans. His music can be found on Pandora Radio, iHeartRadio, Janga, and many online digital distributors such as CDBaby, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
Hannah Spivey: Hello, Mr. Stinky. How are you?
Mr. Stinky: Just ready to take over the world. How are you?
Hannah Spivey: So, tell our readers a little about yourself and what you do?
Mr. Stinky: First of all they call me Mr. Stinky cuz I’m the shit. I’m half American and half Jamaican and I do reggae and rap. So I am like two people in one, you feel me? Raised in Kansas City, Missouri from 12th street TB Watkins projects. To my listeners, the music I speak on is real, true stories. Sometimes names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Hannah Spivey: How long have you been doing what you’re currently doing?
Mr. Stinky: I have been entertaining people all my life ever since I was kid, so over 15 years.
What makes you stand out from all the other artists?
My energy level is above most. I’m a different kind of person so I my style is different. My voice is very unique. My facial features are even different from other people. I am not about money; entertainment is something I’m ordained to do. I am two artist in one, like I said I do reality rap and dancehall reggae. There is no artist in the world that does them both quite as well as me.
Hannah Spivey: Who did you have the opportunity to work with in the industry?
Mr. Stinky: I have worked with a lot of industry people and opened concerts for them. The ones that stand out most to me are: Ice Cube, Master P, Petey Pablo, Mystikal, Fabulous, Tech N9ne, J-Bo of the Young Bloodz, Biggie Smalls, the Beastie Boys, Young Noble of The Outlawz.
Hannah Spivey: What are you currently working on?
Mr. Stinky: A big, big reggae album called Good over Evil, cuz it is time for the positive people to stop the negative people from controlling the way we live.
Hannah Spivey: Who would you like to work with?
Mr. Stinky: I would like to work with the reggae stars: Movado, Bounty Killa, Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley. The king and queen of hip-hop: Jay-Z and Beyoncé and the godfather: KRS-1
Hannah Spivey: What do many people not know about you?
Mr. Stinky: I am not a person that you should judge by looks and my past. I have lived a rough life but am a child of god. And to the evil doers I am under the protection of Jah.
Hannah Spivey: What should we expect from you in the near future?
Mr. Stinky: Expect to hear my name and see my face more. The youth will continue to receive the messages in my music.
Hannah Spivey; What and who inspires you to keep going?
Mr. Stinky: Self-determination, fans, and god’s energy
Hannah Spivey: How can people find you and connect with you?
Mr. Stinky: Pandora.com and station name: Mr Stinky All albums are available on: Itunes, CDBaby, iheart radio, Jango radio, and Google Play Store.
You can visit the website Vigalanty.com for links to the official artist site mrstinky.org and other social media sites and for contact information.