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Mr. Vegas rocked 'Strictly The Best' concert in New York last week Featured

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Mr. Vegas has been elevated to a new status as ‘closer’ of dancehall stage shows in recent months as traditional dancehall closers like Beenie Man, and Bounty Killer continue to get stymied in their attempt to gain US work permits.


The I Am Blessed singjay closed two major events in New York and Boston recently, bringing an effective climax to shows that boasted big name acts such as Demarco, Khago, Laza Morgan and I Wayne. It showed that after 16 years in the business, Mr. Vegas is finally getting the respect that he deserves. 

Last Thursday, he closed the Strictly the Best concert in New York. Hitting the stage at a few minutes before 4 a.m., he worked the crowd in a frenzy with a medley of his big hits, Heads  High, Nuh Friend From Dem, and Sucky Ducky.

Afterwards, he brought a white male patron onstage and asked him to sing Bob Marley’s ‘Buffalo Soldier’ and the man brought the house down with American accent singing a reggae classic. But the best was yet to come, Mr. Vegas then asked the man to skank to Buju Banton’s  ‘I Wanna Be Loved’ and the crowd hollered and hooted as his attempt. Then Mr. Vegas then instructed one of his ‘Bruk It Down’ dancers to teach the young man how to dance Jamaican, and there was near pandemonium inside the club as the man put on a series of moves that can only be described as ludicrous at best. But the audience thoroughly enjoyed itself, one woman laughed until tears came to her eyes.

Three weeks ago, the singjay also closed a major concert in Boston, peppering his performance using classic songs such as Murder She Wrote and Nardo Ranks' Dem a Bleach, Buju Banton's 'Driver' and even sang Tracy Chapman's classic 'Baby Can I Hold You' during his hour-long performance. He blazed a fire with a high-energy soca segment where he had the Caribbean audience,  packed in like sardines, moving to the left and right. He employed two sexy female dancers to perform during his dance segment, doing #1 hit songs such as 'Hot Wuk' and 'Tek Weh Yuself' and the present chart-burner, 'Bruk It Down'.

The dancehall singjay will be releasing two albums on February 7th, ‘Sweet Jamaica Reggae’ and ‘Sweet Jamaica Dancehall’.


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