Fresh on the heels of his recent successful collaborations with Snoop Lion and Beyoncé, global dancehall phenomenon Mr. Vegas drops his ninth studio album Bruk It Down 2.0, the second set on his own label imprint MV Music.
The 16 track Bruk It Down 2.0 is named after his recent international cross-over hit single Bruk It Down, a catchy and whine-friendly effort with hard drums and whhooo, oooh ooohhh’s.
After last year’s reggae oriented double disc Sweet Jamaica, Mr. Vegas is now back in familiar territory. Bruk It Down 2.0 is more or less a full-blown and explosive dancehall album spiced with house, reggaeton, soca, dubstep and pop.
On the microphone he’s joined by a diverse set of artists, including Barbados’ very own soca queen Alison Hinds on a remix of the title track. Among the others we find reggae crooner Lukie D, gruff-voiced deejay Flourgon on a driving version of The Paragons’ On the Beach, reggaeton singer El Boy C on the propane-fuelled Vamos and songstress Terri on Take Off (Time to Hit the Floor), a tune far away from anything that has to do with reggae, but much like everything on top of the Billboard chart.
Bruk It Down 2.0 can probably set fire to any party with its reckless beats, infectious melodies and easy-going lyrics.