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Mr. Vegas / Hits, The
Album:Hits, The Collection:Reggae
Artist:Mr. Vegas Added:01/2009
Label:Greensleeves Records Ltd. 

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Add Date:2009-01-25 Pull Date:2009-03-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:29 Mar22 Mar15 Mar8 Mar1 Mar22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb
Airplays:11122214

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-01-23 
Mr. Vegas – The Hits
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/23/09
10 years worth of top Dancehall hits by the original “sing-jay”. Most riddims are very electronic, often with soca beats, and pretty creative. Apparently Mr. Vegas did his first vocal track shortly after having been hit in the jaw with a pipe, so although he wanted to be a singer, he settled for creating the “sing-jay” style, which is sung DJing.
Some admissions – I didn’t know Mr. Vegas was the voice behind a lot of these, and I can’t make out more than a couple of words in most of them. As far as I can tell, there’s a couple of somewhat suggestive tracks, but no clear FCCs… I like 1, 7, 9, 17 best.
1. 3:32 ****minimalist electronic dancehall with poits (yes, that’s “poits”), monster hit. Chances are you’ve heard this, and didn’t know who it was. Now you do!
2. 2:57 **slightly ominous sounding intro, uptempo soca-dancehall, totally danceable.
3. 3:25 **odd cobbled riddim – part gunshot beat snare beats, part acoustic guitar.
4. 3:11 **uptempo electronic riddim, boopy keyboards, high speed rhythmic vocals.
5. 2:54 ***downtempo lopsided electronic dancehall with fun cobbled elements, party lyrics.
6. 3:35 *a bit downtempo roots reggae riddim, sad love song, very commercial chorus although the lead vocals are sweet.
7. 3:39 ****several spoken voices intro, then irresistible electronic swing, different version of a familiar pothead anthem. Fun!
8. 3:33 **fun midtempo electronic soca riddim, R&B female chorus, fun lead vocals.
9. 3:15 ****minimalist, fun electronic dancehall, contrast of very high and very low vocals.
10. 3:46 **downtempo soca-dancehall, huge hit with female chorus, all about wiggling your booty on the dance floor.
11. 3:39 downtempo swingy skank, love song, singing rather than sing-jaying – very commercial sound.
12. 3:27 ***chanting and huffing intro (well, how would YOU describe it?), minimalist downtempo dancehall with chant/huff chorus. Bagpipes! Huh!
13. 3:05 **minimalist syncopated dancehall, vocal duties shared with Sean Paul – they are apparently competing for the same hot gal.
14. 3:13 *Oh my… There’s a lesson for all of us here. Riddim seems largely composed of game beeps, and the lyrics are… direct.
15. 3:21 ***fun, familiar boopy downtempo electronic riddim. I’m pretty sure he’s asking the girls to jump up if they know who their baby’s father is… Ah, Jamaica!
16. 2:51 ***midtempo synchopated dancehall, tough “bwoh bwoh bwoh” chorus.
17. 2:53 ****starts with Elephant Man coughing, then midtempo lopassed riddim, fun interplay of vocals, all about pot! Yay!
18. 3:28 ***rather ominous boops in the riddim, huge hit, perhaps along the lines of My Adidas?


Track Listing
1.Heads High 10.Hot Wuk
2.Tek Weh Yuhself 11.Rise
3.Yu Sure (Hands Up) 12.Latest News
4.Jack It Up 13.Hot Gal Today (Feat. Sean Paul)
5.Girls Time 14.She's A Ho
6.Do You Know 15.Jacket
7.Under Mi Sensi (Feat. Alozade & Hollow Point) 16.Go Up
8.Pull Up 17.Bun It (Feat. Elephant Man)
9.Taxi Fare (Feat. Lexxus) 18.Nike Air