One of the biggest stars of current urban Jamaican music, Mr. Vegas was among young artists leading the charge in the '90s to take dancehall in a more American-influenced direction. His smash hits fused sparse riddims with plenty of hip-hop swagger and R&B melodic flavor, and his recent synth-heavy singles could blend seamlessly into commercial party-music radio. While he briefly announced a retirement from music in 2008, that came to a relatively quick end, and his latest single, "Gallis/Sassa Step," is fomenting its own dance craze.
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Best of the Best 2010. With Diddy, DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, Capleton, Barrington Levy, and others. 1 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets currently cost $54 and up; children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. 305-438-9488; bestofthebestconcert.com