Review : Mr. Vegas - Sweet Jamaica
Jamaicans musicThe launch was ushered in by the vibrant and eloquent Claudette Powell of FameFM who assumed the role of emcee for the event. After a brief introduction to the album, up and coming singer Natel was called to the stage for what would be the first of a series of excellent performances. Thereafter Vice Chairman of Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA), Charles Campbell spoke in honor of Mr. Vegas and his new project, Sweet Jamaica, sharing, "The sentiment is so patriotic; Mr. Vegas epitomizes the best in our Jamaican music."
Recipient of the 1998 British Music of Black Origins Award for Best Reggae Artiste, Vegas has been recognized, both locally and abroad, as a consistent artiste whose music has evolved over the years. Of course, this meant that expectations were high for the singjay who has delivered several chart topping hits such as Heads High, Yu Sure and Jack It Up. According to Mikey Bennett, who played an eminent part in the production of Sweet Jamaica, the album was a "very brave move on the part of Vegas as a Dancehall artiste." ...full text
Large upThis week for Mixtape Mondays we’ve got exclusive premieres of two heavy mixtapes in support of the double-disc reggae and dancehall explosion on deck from one of our favorite singjays, Mr. Vegas.
Vegas’ Sweet Jamaica album, which we’ve been raving about since we first heard it at the top of this year, finds the singjay behind some of your favorite dancehall classics spreading his wings into festival reggae territory. In anticipation of the multi-faceted double-disc set, Vegas and team have tapped DJ I-Vier, repping Northern California champion sound Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi , and LargeUp contributor Gabriel Heatwave , of the UK’s Toppa Top sound The Heatwave, to curate previews of the album’s respective reggae and dancehall discs. Between these two quality mixes you’ll know exactly what to expect from Sweet Jamaica, which hits stores May 29th on his own imprint MV Music ....full text
One 876 entertainmentMr. Vegas has launched a full-scale publicity blitz to promote his double album ‘Sweet Jamaica’ doing a number of media interviews and appearances as a launching pad for his latest studio album.
Last week, he launched his double album entitled'Sweet Jamaica' in a well-attended event at Mango Ranch, West Kings House Road,St Andrew. Vegas' superstar friends like Nadine Sutherland, Luciano and Barrington Levy were in attendance, and several musicians came out to show theirsupport.
The night kicked off with a superb performance by Natel, who made way for the man himself, Mr. Vegas. The 'Bruk It Down' singer kicked off his sets with rendition of songs such as You Make Me Happyand Sweet and Dandy. He was later joined onstage by Nadine Sutherland andBarrington Levy, the latter performing songs such as Living Dangerously, MyWoman and Broader Than Broadway to the delight of those in attendance. Levy also took a moment to take a potshot at the organisers of the annual Jazz and Blues festival and their treatment of local acts....full text
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