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MR.VEGAS REMAINS ON TOP!!!

NEW Mexico Reggae Dancehall Charts April 2004

1
1
Mr. Vegas
Tamale
In the Street /Delicious Vinyl
2
9
Capleton
Bun Dem Every Day
Germaican/VP
3
re-ent
Mr. Vegas
Pull Up
H. Society/Delicious Vinyl
4
5
Baby Cham
Vitamin S
Mad House
5
13
Tanya Stephens
Its a Pity
Germaican/VP
6
2
Beenie Man & Ms. Thing
Dude
Mad House
7
16
Cobra
Wuk Dat
High Society
8
8
Elephant Man
Bad Mind
Mad House
9
3
Bounty Killer & Angel Doolas
Gal Turn Me On
Big Yard/VP
10
(new)
Beenie Man
Good Oh
High Society
11
4
Shaggy & Rick Rok
Your Eyes
Big Yard/VP
12
(new)
Tanto Metro & Devonte
Tiane
High Society
13
11
Beenie Man & J
Dick
Mad House
14
7
Chico
Exchange
Big Yard/VP
15
(new)
Sizzla
Shout It Out Loud
Big Yard/VP
16
15
Natty King
Dont Bring Your Guns to Town
2 Miles
17
(new)
Voice Mali
Slaso
Big Yard/VP
18
18
Lady Saw
Man is the Least
Massive B
19
6
TOK
Won't Stop
Big Yard/VP
20
10
Elephant Man
Won't Stop
Big Yard/VP
updated Apr. 25, 2004

Mr.Vegas is still red-hot in New Mexico. Not only did his "Tamale" retain its #1 ranking, but "Pull Up" featuring Wayne Anthony on the COOLIE DANCE has re-entered the chart at #3. The FIESTA is still making waves out here, led by Baby Cham's "Vitamin S" (which has scored him a major contract with Atlantic) at #4 and followed by Beenie Man, Miss Thing, Elephant Man, J and Lady Saw. The SALSA is also still happening (hey, this IS New Mexico) featuring some new (Sizzla, Voice Mail) and some older entries (Bounty&Doolas, Shaggy&Rik Rok, Chico, TOK, Ele).

Now that the double lp/cd is out on VP, Germaica's DOCTORS DARLING still refuses to die out here. Capleton has charged up to the runner-up spot, while Tanya Stephen's "Its A Pity" moved up to #5. Due to regular rotations on commercial radio as well as at hip-hop sessions, interest in the COOLIE DANCE has increased notably again. The High Society selection is represented by Cobra's ever-popular "Wuk Dat", Beenie Man's "Good Oh", and Tanto & Devonte's "Tianne", besides the Vegas/Wayne Anthony combination. Another huge combo of Ele and some hip-hoppers on the beat called "Jook Gal" is starting to tear up the air-waves and dancefloors, while we still find the plagarized Pitbull/Lil John track very WEAK.

Stonelove has released its first creation since the BAGHDAD, which sounds promising, as does South Rakkas' follow-up to last year's CLAPPAS: the RED ALERT. Tony Kelly & K-Licious have their first riddim since 2002's huge BUY OUT ("Like Glue") out on the streets entitled GRINDIN, while Renaissnace has yet another fast-paced hardcore beat on the market, called TUNDA CLAP. Mr.Vegas just released his third album "Pull Up" on Delicious Vinyl, as did one of yard's top-a-top roots vocalists of the new generation: the mighty Bushman. Nuff new material finally, so I expect some definite changes next time around.

Until such time:

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