Speaking to Neville Bell and Simone Cooper on the popular Smile Jamaica morning show on TVJ last Friday, the prolific hit maker made his intentions very 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 also added: “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 hit 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 ten 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 is getting ready to drop a barrage of new songs this summer, including Real Dogs produced by Justus Arison, Jump Back A Dem Ft. Natel for MV Music, Another Day for Birchill Records, The Gate for Cash Flow Records and Paper Chase for Arms House Records.
Vegas’ hot Dancehall single titled Give thanks For Life is currently blowing up the local airwaves. His Reggae cover of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud is also enjoying heavy rotation.
Mr. Vegas is also doing well internationally with the single called My Jam ft. Pitbull.
My Jam was officially released in Canada, by Sony Music a week ago.
“My Jam is getting a lot airplay overseas, it’s doing particularly well in North America and Europe,” said Mr. Vegas.