Album review
Heads High
Mr. Vegas

Tracking list

  1. Heads High
  2. Latest News
  3. Jacket
  4. Nike Air (Hands In The Air)
  5. Position
  6. Yu Sure
  7. No No No
  8. Sweet Pineapple
  9. Frontier
  10. Hit Him Back
  11. Big Things A Gwan
  12. Miss Tracy (Featuring T.O.K.)
  13. Wuk Di Money
  14. Got To Be Me
  15. Pop Style
  16. Everywhere I Go
  17. Lef Yah Now
  18. Jump Around
  19. Nah Bow Down
  20. Heads High (Kill 'Em With It Remix)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

Without any doubt you can say that Mr. Vegas is THE star of 1998. By now he has reached the status that everything he touches will turn into gold immediately. Every riddim he voices with his distinctive vocal style turns out to be an instant hit. That raw vocal style he got by accident. Vegas started out as a sweet soulsinger voicing cover versions of Killing Me Softly and Last Night for Don Yute's "Golden Child" label. After a fight over a DAT, Vegas found his jaw smashed up by an iron bar, unable to sing the sweet soulful style anymore, but the raw dancehall style he's known for now. And probably Vegas is more popular now than he would ever had been without this bizarre turning point.
Now here is his debut album - which can also be seen as "The Best Of Mr. Vegas Vol. 1". - packed full with big hits and three brand new songs. Of course you'll find the big Jamaican and international dancehall number one smash Heads High on the still popular "Filthy" riddim. This track is also included in the remix version. Other big hits that are included here are Nike Air on Jeremy Harding's classic "Playground" riddim, Yu Sure on 2 Bad's "Faith" riddim and Nah Bow Down for Shocking Vibes. Other hit riddims included are Steely & Clevie's "Bagpipe", Richie Stephens' "Winner", Colin Fat's "Shatta" and Donovan Germain's "Up Close & Personal". So nuff hit tunes on one album from the hottest singer in the dancehall. Very essential when you don't buy singles.

Danny "Pepperseed" Bouten