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Encyclopedia > Mr. Vegas
Mr. Vegas
Birth name Clifford Brown
Origin Jamaica
Genre(s) Dancehall, Reggae
Years active 1997-present

Mr. Vegas (birth name Clifford Brown) is a Jamaican dancehall star. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around the late 70s, with exponents such as Yellowman and Shabba Ranks. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around the late 70s, with exponents such as Yellowman and Shabba Ranks. ...


Biography

The moniker "Mr. Vegas" was given to Brown by his schoolyard football-mates, who thought that he kicked the ball like a Las Vegas dancer. In his early years as a singjay, Vegas sang covers of Jamaican hits at local parties and shows, and acquired a reputation as a troublemaker. During a scuffle over stolen master tapes, Vegas was hit in the face with a crowbar and had his jaw wired shut for six weeks. Vegas claims that, after hearing Beenie Man's hit "Who Am I", he immediately demanded that his still-healing jaw be unwired, changing his speech pattern but allowing him to practice toasting. A moniker (or monicker) is a pseudonym, or cognomen, which one gives to oneself. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ... Singjaying is a Jamaican style of reggae combining toasting and singing in an elastic scat format that encourages a lot of rhythmically compelling and texturally impressive vocal embellishments. ... Compact audio cassette Magnetic tape is a non-volatile storage medium consisting of a magnetic coating on a thin plastic strip. ... Crowbar may refer to: a tool, see Crowbar (tool) an electrical circuit, see Crowbar (circuit) the name of a musical group, see Crowbar (US band), a heavy metal band who also recorded an album entitled Crowbar Crowbar (Canadian band) Koevoet (which is Afrikaans for crowbar), a South-African run counterinsurgency... Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty of dentistry. ... Beenie Man (born Anthony Moses Davis August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), is among the most popular reggae entertainers and is a well established dancehall artist. ... Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. ...


For his first major hit, Vegas played off of "Who Am I" to create "Nike Air", which became a huge hit in Jamaica. The next single, "Heads High", followed its success in Jamaica with a chart run in the UK and a #69 peak on the US R&B chart, and Vegas became increasingly in demand as a guest artist by acts such as Sean Paul. This article is about the Jamaican reggae artist. ...


In 1998 his debut, Heads High, was released, which hit #5 on the US Reggae chart. Vegas won a MOBO for Best Reggae Artist for the Heads High album as well. 2000's single "Hot Gal Today" was a minor hit on the US R&B charts, peaking at #66. In 2001 he issued Damn Right, featuring guest appearances from Shaggy and Big Yard; this album went to #2 on the US Reggae chart. 2004 saw the release of the Pull Up LP, and the title track scraped the bottom of the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #98 (as well as #68 on the R&B chart). His latest, 2007's Hot It Up, features the Jamaican hits "Hot Wuk", "Taxi Fare" and "Tek Weh Yuhself". Mobo can refer to: Motherboard Mobo, Masbate, a municipality in the Philippines MOBO, an acronym for Music Of Black Origin (Awards) This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Shaggy (artist). ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ...


Discography

Greensleeves began in modest circumstances as a record shop in West Ealing, London, in November 1975. ... VP Records is the reggae label best known for being the home of Sean Paul. ... Delicious Vinyl is an American independent record label founded in 1987 by Matt Dike and Michael Ross. ... Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ...

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