Mr. Vegas : Damn Right
Rough-throated dancehall with moral streak
First and foremost, though, entertainment is Mr Vegas' forte. With digital dub musical constructs that show just how deep reggae has got into the use of minimalist sonics, low-range bass frequencies, and new technology, various producers set the stage for his humorous tales of derring-do. And whether he namechecks famous peers on 'Dem Fraid', or shows what might've been if his career as a standard vocalist hadn't been cut short by violence, with a straight cover of Gabrielle's 'Rise', he keeps up a high standard.
Even though after all this time, dancehall is arguably at its best and most innovative on one-off import singles, a lot of man-hours have gone into making 'Damn Right' seem, with few exceptions, exactly like a collection of such.
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