The moniker “Mr. Vegas” was given to Smith by his schoolyard football-mates, who thought that he kicked the ball like a Las Vegas dancer. In his early years as a singjay, Vegas sang covers of Jamaican hits at local parties and shows;He is also known as a big fashion influencer,dancehall and fashion have always been inextricably linked the influence the music genre has had on fashion runs deeper than you might think. He’s known for the hit song heads high; In 1998 his debut album, Heads High was released which hit No. 5 on the US Reggae chart. Vegas won a MOBO for Best Reggae Artist for the Heads High album as well. 2000’s single In 2001, he issued Damn Right featuring guest appearances from Shaggy and Big Yard; this album went to No. 2 on the US Reggae chart.