When the pulsating beat drops for Mus Come a Road, a sense of nostalgia evokes, as the song is built on Barrington Levy's 1982 smash Prison Oval Rock. Vegas' millennium version of the cult classic thrives with a Barrington Levy sample, which is looped through out the song. The original cut evolved from dances in Spanish Town that were held near a prison. Barrington Levy, clearly Vegas' favorite singer, vividly described the whole era in his hit. Moreover, Vegas unleashes a modern day twist with Mus Come a Road.
On Mus Come a Road, Mr. Vegas' passionately croons of the injustice of criminal justice. "There are some people behind bars who have been charged for a crime that is not as bad as the people who are in jail for murder, and the murders sometimes get out before them," says Mr. Vegas earnestly. "This song is for the people who have experienced that."
The Mus Come a Road single is joined by an appealing music video, currently in rotation on numerous American and Caribbean television outlets including BET J, VH1 Soul, Tempo, RE TV and Hype TV to name a few. As Prison Oval Rock was a hardcore vintage record, they wanted to capture it's essence with a Harder They Come themed video -- adding to the rough, street vibe of the song. In the video, Mr. Vegas is wanted and "on the road."
The Mus Come a Road video was produced by Winston Mayhew, who boasts a number of top Reggae music videos to his credit including Busy Signal's "Nah Go A Jail" and "These Are The Days," Morgan Heritage's "Look Pon Di Gully Side," and Duane Stephenson's "August Town."
Mr. Vegas catapulted on to the Reggae dancehall scene over ten years ago with the break through hit Heads High. For over a decade, he has been incessantly entertaining fans with timeless hits. His latest album Hot It Up, distributed by Delicious Vinyl, has been embraced by his fans. Notably, Hot Wuk made the Billboard charts. Now, Mr. Vegas is positioned to score again with the sure-fire Mus Come a Road.