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Mr. Vegas Euphoria

Mr. Vegas set to drop new studio album, Euphoria in September

Mr. Vegas EuphoriaAfter such an unforgettable and noteworthy performance on Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2014, followed up with an appearance on International Night 1 with US- based artiste Jason Derulo, it only gets more career focused for Mr. Vegas

This is enhanced by US-based reality show, So You Think You Can Dance, featuring his world renowned hit, Bruk It Down, in their recently aired episode.  Mr. Vegas has however remained focused and has been putting all his energies into preparing for the release of his new Album, a predominantly Reggae project.

Euphoria is set to be released digitally on September 23, 2014. So far, a few tracks have dropped to the high appreciation of Mr Vegas’ fans worldwide. The latest single, My Jam is expected to be a huge hit for him as well. The track gives a jolt of happiness, with a retro infectious beat that will force anyone to be in a celebratory dancing mood.

The single was produced by Mr. Vegas, under his MV Music label, and the renowned producer, Danny Browne, the founder of the Main Street Music. Danny is known for discovering talents such as Red Rat, Goofy, and Buccaneer, he also carved out hits, such as Mr. Vegas’ Heads High and General Degree’s Traffic Blocking. With the combination of two great musical minds (Mr. Vegas and Danny Browne) on one project, My Jam   is destined to be a success.

Danny Browne sees it as a pleasure working with Mr. Vegas and he has high expectations of the track. “I’m very excited about “My Jam,” and think this song will be a game changer in the Jamaican music industry.” he stated.

It is undeniable that Mr. Vegas is one of the most consistent and hardworking artistes out of the Caribbean, as he has been producing quality music since 1997. Being able to compose an authentic Reggae Dance track like My Jam, only proves Mr. Vegas’ talent and shows that he is constantly innovating.

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Mr. Vegas Latty J

Mr. Vegas and Latty J show ‘Who Rule’ in new single

Mr. Vegas Latty JHigh-riding dancehall star, Mr. Vegas has released a collab with Latty J, one of the hottest new recruits on the Dancehall scene, dubbed, Who Rule.

The track and video, which was released this week is another from Mr. Vegas’ MV Music outfit featuring one of the artistes in his stable.

The August Town native has been bubbling up with several hot singles over the past few months. She recently bussed big shots on the Mint Tea Riddim with Shape & Figure and Irie Vibes on the Protector Riddim. She was also presented and accounted for on Jah Snow Cone’s Nuh Fraid Riddim with a track titled, Put Up Unuh Han and before, claimed God A God on another collab with Mr. Vegas. On all tracks Latty J demonstrated dexterity and skill in handling the riddim; peppering it with catchy lyrics in her own gritty feminine style.

Happy with the latest release, Latty J says she is rising to the next level, Who Rule is kind of a coming of age for me. I have been in the business learning and showing the people my talent and this track is just a culmination of part of my musical journey.”

Mr. Vegas, for his part, is happy he and Latty J could have the chemistry for such a conceptually difficult song to pull off,

“When Pappa San and Lady G did the same concept it was a smash because they had the chemistry and now in 2014 Latty J and myself have come up with a similar feel but with different metaphors and similes. We work well together and she is one of the new artistes who will inherit the future of Dancehall.”

Who Rule features Mr. Vegas and Latty J in competition as to who wears the pants in the house. It is a humorous take on male to female relationships and brings added fun to the dancehall landscape, which is sometimes void of humour and the harmless banter of forgone years.

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I-Octane Reggae Sumfest

I-Octane set to close Reggae Sumfest for second consecutive year

I-Octane Reggae SumfestAfter a war of words and nominations being put in as to who should close Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest, organizers of the show have taken the safe bet, opting for I-Octane to close the show for the second straight year.

Summerfest Productions CEO, Johnny Gourzong announced that I-Octane would finish Dancehall Night set to take place on July 17, saying at Reggae Sumfest’s official launch in Kingston this past weekend, “I-Octane is closing Dancehall Night! No ifs, buts or maybes!”

I-Octane has since accepted the news, saying he will bring his best to the show in an effort to better his closing set from last year.

This news comes after weeks of back and forth between himself and fellow singjay, Mr. Vegas after Octane challenged Vegas to close the show following disparaging comments Vegas made about him closing the show as well as his campaign to get said closing spot. Vegas responded by saying Octane should close to go given he thinks of himself as the new king of Dancehall, saying he would consider closing the show himself if asked.

Veteran deejay, Kiprich, who has previously closed STING, also threw his hat in the ring to close the show, as long as the pay was good enough.

Reggae Sumfest will take place from July 13-19 in Montego Bay.

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I-Octane 2014

I-Octane and Mr. Vegas feud over who should close Sumfest

I-Octane 2014I-OcAfter headlining Dancehall Night at the 2013 edition of Reggae Sumfest, Dancehall/Reggae star, I-Octane has declined an offer by show organizers to close the show again this year, instead calling on Mr. Vegas, who questioned Sumfest’s selection of Octane as the closing act last year, to finish the show.

After it was announced I-Octane was closing Dancehall Night at last year’s show, Mr. Vegas became increasingly vocal about the Sumfest lineup, openly questioning the show’s promotion of the singjay as the closing act, while criticizing his open campaigning for the closing spot. He also questioned why young Reggae sensation,Chronixx performed on International Night 2, suggesting he would have been a better fit for Dancehall Night because hardcore Dancehall fans were a big part of his following.

I-Octane, currently on an extended U.S. tour, initially acceptedSummerfest Productions head, Johnny Gourzong’s invitation for the entertainer to close Dancehall Night for the second year running. However, he changed his mind after being told Mr. Vegas was also on the bill and has challenged him to close the show instead.

Mr. Vegas responded to I-Octane’s comments following a show in Colombia, saying Octane should again finish Dancehall Night given he considers himself the ‘King of Dancehall. However, Vegas warned Octane that he should think more long term with his career goals.

Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2014 will take place on July 17. Reggae Sumfest 2014 is scheduled for July 13-19 at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay.

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Mr. Vegas Bruk It Down in Reality

Mr. Vegas to premiere new reality show

Mr. Vegas Bruk It Down in RealityDancehall superstar, Mr. Vegas has been no stranger to drama throughout his illustrious career and now looks to stir some up in a brand new reality show he is set to unveil in the near future.

On Wednesday, the highly-acclaimed singjay confirmed he is in the early stages of planning the reality series, Bruk It Down in Reality, which takes a behind the scenes look into the life of a Dancehall queen.  Auditions will be held as hundreds of women from across the world compete for 12 spots on the show.

The 12 women selected by Mr. Vegas will then be given the chance to live with him as well as selected judges in his home while he mentors each of the contestants.

Auditions from the show are set to commence in November across the United States, including in Miami, New York and Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Vegas, who has been promoting his newly-released Bruk It Down 2.0 studio album, says he is working on a new remix album for VP Records. Additionally, he is working on a remix to his single, Party Tun Up, which will feature former nemesis Sean Paul, with whom he fell out with several years ago over their hit song, Hot Gal Today.

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Beenie Man, Mr., Vegas and Wayne Wonder

Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas and Wayne Wonder set for 106 & Park this Friday

Beenie Man, Mr., Vegas and Wayne WonderBET will be invaded by the black, green and gold this Friday as internationally regarded Dancehall superstars,Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas and Wayne Wonder are all set to appear on their 106 & Park countdown show this Friday.

This Caribbean Day themed show will see Beenie Man performing and premiering the official video for his single,Thug Love. The single, produced by Grillaras Productions and distributed by Zojak World Wide features prominent Dancehall/Reggae diva, Ce’Cile while the video was recently shot in the Jamaican parish of Portland.

This marks Beenie’s first appearance on BET since featuring on the island segment of the 2013 BET Awards which also featured Elephant Man, Chaka Demus and Pliers as well as Dawn Penn.

Fellow acclaimed Dancehall star, Wayne Wonder will also appear on 106 & Park where he is set to perform his classic single, No Letting Go while also promoting the video for his single, Caught Up the second single off his new album, My WayThis appearance comes as the singjay embarks on a European tour which sees him perform across venues in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, amongst other stops.

Mr. Vegas will also feature on the show while he embarks on a European tour of his own. The Bruk It Down singer recently joined forces with R&B/Pop superstar, Beyoncé for the single, Standing on The Sun, which marked another major step in his career. He is set to debut his new, 16-track studio album, Bruk It Down 2.0 on September 24, which features a soca remix of his Bruk It Down hit as well as Give It To Har,amongst other tracks.

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Mr. Vegas

Child custody case involving Mr. Vegas put off again

Mr. VegasThe child custody case involving Dancehall/Reggae singer, Mr. Vegas has been postponed once more after the mother of his two-year-old daughter, Shellian McBayne once again failed to appear at a hearing in the matter.

The case was mentioned on Monday at the Bronx County Family Court in New York, but has been put off until September 17 after McBayne was a no-show the hearing, the third consecutive hearing she has missed. An arrest warrant issued for McBayne by New York law enforcement officials last month remains in effect.

Mr. Vegas, who says the next court appearance will mark a year since he last saw his daughter, says the inability to see his child has waned on his mind.

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Damian Marley Grammy Awards

Damian Marley, Mr. Vegas and Tarrus Riley cop multiple awards at IRAWMA

Damian Marley Grammy AwardsAccomplished Reggae/Dancehall acts,Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Mr. Vegas andTarrus Riley are celebrating triumphs achieved at this year’s International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) after each winning two honors during the show.

The event, which took place at the Coral Spring Centre for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale Saturday night was highlighted by the three men, who were the only Jamaican acts to take home multiple awards on the night. Marley took home Entertainer of the Year and Best Crossover Song for his chart-topping collaboration with Skrillex (Bun Dem). Riley copped the awards for Best Male Vocalist and Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer while Mr. Vegas won Best Song for Sweet Jamaica and Best Music Video for Bruk It Down.

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Mr. Vegas

Warrant issued for Mr. Vegas’ ex after no-show at child custody hearing

Mr. VegasNew York law enforcement officials have issued a warrant for the immediate arrest ofShellian McBayne, the baby’s mother and ex-girlfriend of popular Dancehall artist, Mr. Vegas.

The warrant was issued by the Bronx County Family Court in New York after Ms. McBayne failed to appear at a child custody hearing Tuesday morning as she and the entertainer are battling for custody of their two-year-old daughter. It is the second such hearing she has skipped as she was a no-show for a February court appearance.

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Mr. Vegas cops six 2013 IRAWMA nominations

Mr. VegasVeteran Dancehall/Reggae entertainers, Mr. Vegas and Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley lead the nominations list for the 2013 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), scheduled to take place May 4 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Vegas, who topped charts worldwide for his hit, Bruk It Down garnered six nominations including Best Male Disc Jockey/Rapper, Best Song and Best Crossover Song while his critically-acclaimed album, Sweet Jamaica earned a nod in the Best Album category.

Marley copped five nominations of his own, including the Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year as well as Best Song for his number-one hit, Affairs of the Heart.

Newly-established mainstream stars, Konshens and Romain Virgo earned four nominations including Most Promising Entertainer while Sean Paul and Third World copped the same amount of nods.

Grammy-winning Reggae singer, Jimmy Cliff is one of four acts with three nominations, includign one for Entertainer of the Year where he contends with the likes of Stephen Marley, Tarrus Riley as well as the aforementioned Damian Marley, Third World, Romain Virgo and Sean Paul.

Other notables include Chronixx, No Maddz and Tommy Lee Sparta, who were each nominated for Best New Entertainer, Lady Saw, who contests rivals Tifa and Macka Diamond for Best Female Entertainer and rap legend turned Reggae crooner, Snoop Lion who earned a nod for Best Crossover Song (La La La).

Meanwhile, former Jamaican prime minister, the Hon. Edward Seaga, famed producer, Donovan Germain and the first winners of the Best Reggae Album Grammy, Black Uhuru will all be receiving special honors at IRAWMA.

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Child custody case involving Mr. Vegas postponed

vegasheadshotThe child custody trial involving Dancehall/Reggae megastar, Mr. Vegas has been postponed.

Originally scheduled to commence on Monday, the trial was set to begin the process of determining whether Vegas, or his ex-girlfriend, Shellian McBayne would win full custody of their two-year-old daughter. However, the case has now been postponed until April 23 after McBayne reportedly failed to show up for the hearing, which took place at the Bronx County Family Court in New York.

Vegas has been campaigning in recent months that he should receive full custody of their young daughter after she allegedly witnessed her mother, McBayne, being intimate with another man inside the prominent singjay’s Florida home. He later claimed in subsequent interviews that McBayne secretly wed in the United States, meaning their child had been born in wedlock and that he had no legal rights to the baby.

Vegas has since sold the aformentioned home and is auctioning off furniture from the residence as part of his Turning Dust Into Bricks charity.

Later this month, Vegas is expected to release his first book, Bare Tingz, a cheating novel based on this alleged incident.

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Excerpts of Mr. Vegas’ upcoming cheating novel leaked

Mr-VegasThough Dancehall/Reggae megastar, Mr. Vegas isn’t scheduled to release his debut novel until February, excerpts of this highly anticipated book have been leaked to the public; revealing some juicy details in the process.

In December, Vegas announced he was penning a cheating novel, Bare Tingz which he described was a fiction oriented piece. That announcement came two month after the singjay made headlines after catching his baby’s mother, Shellian McBayne sleeping with another man in his Florida home, allegedly in front of their almost two-year-old daughter.

Though Bare Tingz is slated for release next month, excerpts of the novel were leaked online, unveiling some eye-catching details of love, heartbreak and abuse.

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Mr. Vegas reportedly set for court hearing in custody battle

Mr. VegasThe ongoing saga involving prominent Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Mr. Vegas and his baby’s mother, Shellian McBayne continues as they will fight for custody of their young daughter.

According to multiple reports, Vegas is expected to appear in court on Feb. 4 as he seeks to secure full custody of his nearly two-year-old daughter. This following a controversial incident in which McBayne was caught involving in sexual relations with another man in Vegas’ Florida home, allegedly in front of their daughter.

Vegas signaled his intention to pursue full custody of his daughter this past October during a talk show interview, insisting he is willing to put his career on the line in order to protect his daughter. The Bruk It Down singer also relented that while it would be ideal to have both parents in is child’s life, he is the fitter parent for their child.

The public has gotten a heavy dose of drama in the aftermath following this cheating scandal. Vegas has done several interviews on the matter, even revealing to HOT 97 that his daughter was born in wedlock while McBayne was married to a man overseas.

Vegas has since put his home up for sale and recently started a charity, Turning Dust Into Bricks, in which he will auction furniture from the residence. The entertainer also released a music video, Bare Tingz, which recalled the controversy and now has a website bearing the same name.

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Mr. Vegas to sell furniture from home of cheating scandal

mr.vegas_Add another way for Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Mr. Vegas to capitalize on the recent cheating saga involving his baby’s mother and alleged lover as the prominent singjay will auction furniture from the infamous, ‘house of infidelity.’

Vegas has found a myriad of ways to deal with the image of discovering his baby’s mother, Shellian McBayne sleeping with another man in his Florida home this past October. Vegas, who went on a social media rant to expose his ex-girlfriend’s actions, has released various visuals (video, photos) of the incident and even made a music video, Bare Tingz, in which he mocked the controversial occurrence.

Now, the Bruk It Dung singer is auctioning off furniture and other valuables from his Florida home, which was put up for sale in December. Proceeds made from the auction, dubbed Turning Dust Into Bricks, will be donated towards the Mustard Seed Communities charity.

In a press release, Vegas explained his reasoning towards dishing out furniture from his home.

‘’I cannot bear to see them and after throwing away the bed, I thought about the pain versus the waste. In thinking, I realized I was being selfish and there were many ways that people could benefit from this.” Vegas said. “One being the children from the Mustard Seed Community, which is a charity I support. Also, in doing this I would hope to teach men who have been in my position, that all is not lost, a little laughter will help. Try turning your bad situation or circumstance into a good one, this world is about healing.”

Items included in the first Turning Dust Into Bricks auction include the bedroom set where the act of infidelity took place, as well as two matching night stands and a six-drawer dresser, including a decorative mirror and a chest of drawers. A second auction will subsequently take place, including a three piece taupe micro-fiber and leather living room set as well as a sofa, love seat and a recliner chair.

Bidding for items in both auctions starts at US$9.99.

Meanwhile, Mr. Vegas is working on a novel about cheating, called Bare Tingz and also has a website bearing the same name.

On the musical side of things, Vegas will soon release the official video for Party Tun Up, the second single off his highly acclaimed Sweet Jamaica double disc.

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