In 2002, P. Diddy infamously wrangled six young rap hopefuls for the revival of sugar-pop runoff series Making The Band. The most notorious of this ragtag crew was Dylan, a young reggae vocalist from Brooklyn whose truancy from recording sessions and confrontational outbursts were the stuff of reality T.V. legend, and wound up immortalized in a famous Chappelle's Show parody, which we can only assume happened because he didn't show up to the episode shoot.
But Dylan Dili isn't finished yet. He recently inked a deal with Akon's Konvict Music for Pain 2 Power, an upcoming dancehall-influenced album that he spent this June in Jamaica recording and shooting for, the Jamaica Gleaner reports. Dylan was born to a Grenadian mother and spent time in the Caribbean during his childhood, and his first single "Pay Dem No Mind" winds slowly through accented lyrics about dismissing shit-talkers. Is dancehall going to be mainstream again? Is Dylan going to be mainstream again? Is Akon the hero we didn't know we needed? Stream for yourself below.