Kingston, Jamaica, May 16, 2008 – After recently performing before thousands of diehard U.S. college fans on the Irish and Chin produced “Campus Rave” tour, Mr. Vegas has returned to the dancehall scene with a vengeance and three new steamy videos in tow.
As if dancehall artist Mr. Vegas couldn’t get any hotter in 2008, he just wrapped up the production of a video for his newest single “Daggering.” On this sizzlin’ track, Mr. Vegas delivers piercing lyrics over the ‘Remebrance’ riddim, produced by Kirkledove of “Tek Weh Yuhself” fame. Like its predecessor, “Daggering” is destined to spawn a dance craze. As you read this, impressively, “Daggering” is already creating waves within the dancehall. In addition to Mr. Vegas’ “Daggering,” you can catch the recent and ever-so-popular “Hot Gal Nuh Fight Ova Man” and “Mus Come a Road” videos in heavy rotation on various television media outlets.
“Daggering is based on a dance, like ‘Wine Up,’ ‘Bruk Out,’ etc.,” said Mr. Vegas enthusiastically on the set of the video shoot. “It’s a man and woman dance, in contrast to just an individual ting … everybody can get involved.”
“We have taken this one way back and have modernized the Mento,” added Vegas. “It’s quite a different feel compared to the one million ‘daggering’ songs in the dancehall…you have to bring something exciting.”
The “Daggering” video was a creative project from hot-shot director Jay Will, the man behind loads of top-notch dancehall videos including Vegas’ popular “Tek Weh Yuhself” and “Hot Wuk.” “Daggering” consisted of two scenes, shot at different locations in Jamaica. The lovely Caymanas Mineral Bath in St. Catherine was the backdrop for scene one, while the final dance/club scene was shot on location in Kingston.
“Daggering” is chock-full of energy, capturing the presence of a host of dancers including Shelly Belly, Crazy Hype and Mr. Vegas’ own High Energy Dancers ( a four-member female dance group). One can anticipate seeing moves that transcend time, from back in the kumina days right up to the modern day “daggering.”
“Naturally, ‘Daggering’ sounds like a poco song, so we wanted to keep some kumina in it, giving it a poco vibe – strictly to the African roots,” explained Jay Will about the video concept.
Mr. Vegas is scheduled to soon wrap up the Irish and Chin produced “Campus Rave” tour with a final stop at UCLA. Soon after, he will jumpstart a Canadian tour, dropping in on several cities.
Mr. Vegas, dancehall’s singjay, is clearly one of the industry’s mainstays. He burst onto the scene over 10 year ago, with the break through hit “Heads High.” For over a decade, Mr. Vegas has kept up the momentum by entertaining fans with timeless hits. His most recent studio album Hot It Up, distributed by Delicious Vinyl, has been embraced by the massive. Notably, the racy single “Hot Wuk” landed on the Billboard charts. In August 2007, Mr. Vegas signed onto Irish and Chin, Inc. to manage his career.
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