Dancehall star Mr Vegas recently announced that he plans to be the most dominant artiste in Jamaica for the rest of 2015.
Speaking to Neville Bell and Simone Cooper on ‘Smile Jamaica’ morning show on TVJ, Mr Vegas made his intentions clear.
“I plan to be the artiste of the year for 2015, I’m serious; I’m going to be the artiste of the year, I know they’re not just going to give it to me, I have to work hard for it,” he said. “Vybz Kartel and Dexta Daps are going real hard right now, but I know the formula for making hit records.”
The hard-working singjay, who soared to national attention 18 years ago via the Jeremy Harding-produced Nike Air, has been very busy in the studios working with various producers over the last few months.
“For the past eight years, I’ve been putting out songs that were produced on rhythms that were created exclusively for me and not recording on the juggling rhythms. In the first 10 years of my career, I stood out with the greatest dancehall acts with hits like Taxi Fare, Gallis and I Am Blessed. All of those songs were done on popular juggling rhythms. I’m recording on juggling rhythms again,” said the artiste.
Mr Vegas will drop a string of new songs this summer, including Real Dogs, produced by Justus Arison; Jump Back A Dem, featuring Natel for MV Music; Another Day for Birchill Records; The Gate, for Cash Flow; Records and Paper Chase, for Arms House Records.
His single Give Thanks For Life is taking over the local airwaves. His reggae cover of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud is also enjoying heavy rotation. He is also doing well internationally with the single My Jam, featuring Pitbull.