Mr Vegas returned to the studio after experiencing well publicized challenges to his personal life and came out with two new lyrically loaded 45s for the MV Music label. Often obscured by the hype of the dancehall scene, his vocal chops are on full display in "Rise Again". Vegas's commitment to the song, a cover of UK soul singer Gabrielle's hit in 2000, is the result of serious soul searching by a man intent on bearing witness to the pain in a way anyone who has been hurt can identify with. And "Bare Tingz" lays out Mr Vegas's response to the gossip and chatter about the recent events surrounding him and those close to him. Those looking for the inside scoop should pay attention to Vegas's argument, the thrust of which is made clear in the title of the song. "Bare Tingz" puts to rest conjecture and confusion in favor of straight talk but only as Vegas's cutting and humourous style can achieve. Deftly turning a challenge into an opportunity, Mr Vegas flips disappointment into a showcase of his lyrical and musical skills. More than music, "Rise Again" and "Bare Tingz" demonstrate Vegas's personal commitment to be open with himself and his fans in order to move from strength to strength.