Mr. Vegas has received an award at the prestigious Harvard University.
The dancehall deejay hanged up his mic last year to become a gospel artist but he is still being recognized for his contribution to Caribbean music. Mr. Vegas was awarded Artist of the Year by the Caribbean cultural board at Harvard University recently as he marks two decades. “Thank you Harvard University, Caribbean Cultural board! I accept this award with love and humility. 20 years of musical blessings! 2017 Caribbean Artist is the year,” he said.
Mr. Vegas recently spoke out while encouraging his fellow artists to continue to put in the hard work and do good in their communities because one day their work will be recognized. “I don’t want my colleagues to feel like if you don’t win the Grammy or get recognized by one of the popular awards that their career is of no use,” he told the Star. “We’re not just doing music for Jamaica or one specific set of people, other people in different territories and in different organizations are seeing the work.”
Mr. Vegas says while the award is still in its infancy stages, it has the potential to be big someday and Caribbean artists should take note.