Dallas’ Boss Vegas on continuous success: ‘I’m the hottest Latino rapper the world will see’

DALLAS — He’s originally from inner city Dallas, the famous Oak Cliff community to be exact.

He managed to graduate high school, but college life, by his standards, wasn’t merely for him, so he bolted campus and work diligently toward pursuing other endeavors.

aaaaBoy, did he ever.

For Velour Vegas, although he never fully embraced higher education like many of his peers, it’s safe to assume he’s always been armed with an array of book sense.

Most importantly, he undoubtedly possesses a slew of street smarts, an upward, favorable trend that has benefited him mightily in recent years, especially in the ever-so-competitive world of entertainment.

“I had the greatest childhood ever,” Vegas told longtime journalist Andre Johnson during a recent exclusive interview. “Grew up Catholic, converted to Christianity.”

cccccStill, while being raised in a mostly Christian-oriented environment — a trend that, fortunately for him, brought about a sense of balance and wholeness to his young life — Vegas had been steadfastly taught to broaden his horizon, to persevere through life’s toughest of adversities, to prove and silence his naysayers and critics in ways unimaginable.

To his credit, he’s done just that.

Don’t believe him?

Just watch.

An aspiring entertainer who appropriately has become a fixture in the Dallas/Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, Vegas, widely known as “Boss Vegas (or Hugo Arellano),” is going to great lengths to ensure that his musically-inclined dreams become a reality.

If nothing else, this vibrant, rising entertainer, let alone self-proclaimed “hottest Latino rapper the world will see,” certainly seem on track to catching the music world by storm.

“My dad’s hard work ethic and my mom’s brain hustle were my motivations as a kid to maximize my potential,” Vegas said.

Surely, the apple didn’t fall very far, in large part because Vegas is seemingly making a strong case that he could very well emerge as the next big entertainer to represent Dirty, Dirty Dallas.

OAK CLIFF CLASSIC --- Dallas' Boss Vegas track record is such that he’s been nothing short of impressive in this ever-so-evolving rap industry, considering he’s toured with the likes of the rap universe’s biggest and brightest personalities. Everyone from Paul Wall, Juvenile, Lil Keke, Lil Flip, Rick Ross, Devin The Dude, Prince Rick, Treal Lee, Slim Thug, Scarface, the Getto Boyz, Post Malone, Currensy Zero, and Tech Nine, among others. All of which begs the obvious questions as it pertains to this up-and-coming entertainer: Is there anything the Vegas can’t do?

OAK CLIFF CLASSICDallas’ Boss Vegas’ track record is such that he’s been nothing short of impressive in this ever-so-evolving rap industry, considering he’s toured with the likes of the rap universe’s biggest and brightest personalities.
Everyone from Paul Wall, Juvenile, Lil Keke, Lil Flip, Rick Ross, Devin The Dude, Prince Rick, Treal Lee, Slim Thug, Scarface, the Getto Boyz, Post Malone, Currensy Zero, and Tech Nine, among others.
All of which begs the obvious questions as it pertains to this up-and-coming entertainer: Is there anything the Vegas can’t do?

Heck, this guy’s track record is such that he’s been nothing short of impressive in this ever-so-evolving rap industry, considering he’s toured with the likes of the rap universe’s biggest and brightest personalities.

Everyone from Paul Wall, Juvenile, Lil Keke, Lil Flip, Rick Ross, Devin The Dude, Prince Rick, Treal Lee, Slim Thug, Scarface, the Getto Boyz, Post Malone, Currensy Zero, and Tech Nine, among others.

All of which begs the obvious questions as it pertains to this up-and-coming entertainer: Is there anything the Vegas can’t do?

Probably not.

“I’ve sold 200,000 CDs in an 8-year period,” Vegas said with a straight face. “Dropped three group albums, five mix tapes, and 15 videos.”

What’s even more astounding and remarkable is that Vegas is attributed for having originated the famous Triple D logo that’s featured on buildings and trash cans and other establishments through this massive city.

Talk about a humble, progressive youngster who boasts some pretty immense, dope skills.

In addition, Vegas, who’s seemingly in the prime of his music career, twice has attended the nationally-televised BET Hip Hop Awards twice, and is regular at the annual Texas Rap Fest.

In many aspects, it seems the entertainment tenure of Vegas, according to many who have followed his success, is patterned after that of the renowned Kanye West who, like Vegas, is a college dropout.

“When Kanye was first gaining popularity after being a college dropout, I opened up for him at Club Blue and he told me to always do me,” Vegas explained. “No one will ever do me better than me. That always stuck.

“I still have a close relationship with Flip Paul Wall Treal Lee and Prince Rick,” Vegas continued.

Interesting enough, Vegas is currently working with Dirty Water Music Group, the same popular music company that signed Lil Ronny, Fat Pimp and Tre Ward.

VEGAS IN TEXAS --- In many aspects, it seems the entertainment tenure of Vegas, according to many who have followed his success, is patterned after that of the renowned Kanye West who, like Vegas, is a college dropout. “When Kanye was first gaining popularity after being a college dropout, I opened up for him at Club Blue and he told me to always do me,” Vegas explained. “No one will ever do me better than me. That always stuck. “I still have a close relationship with Flip Paul Wall Treal Lee and Prince Rick,” Vegas continued.

VEGAS IN TEXASIn many aspects, it seems the entertainment tenure of Vegas, according to many who have followed his success, is patterned after that of the renowned Kanye West who, like Vegas, is a college dropout.
“When Kanye was first gaining popularity after being a college dropout, I opened up for him at Club Blue and he told me to always do me,” Vegas explained. “No one will ever do me better than me. That always stuck.
“I still have a close relationship with Flip Paul Wall Treal Lee and Prince Rick,” Vegas continued.

Could he be next aspiring entertainer to sign a lucrative music deal, a monumental development that could greatly overshadow his decision to bolt college a rather favorable one?

Sure seems that way. So stay tuned.

Without question, the rap industry hasn’t heard the last of Boss Vegas.

“Music is in my blood,” said Vegas, who’s scheduled for an upcoming show on September 23 in Houston along with entertainers ‘Devin The Dude’ as part of The Smokers Tour. “It’s my life and passion. It’s important to me to make a comeback as an entertainer to show the youth and preserve real Hip Hop…to speak about conscious issues and to be the inspiration for the next generation. My personal motto is, ‘Today as in every day, is the greatest day of my life!’”

Now we know why.

Talk about a humble, progressive youngster who boasts some pretty immense, dope skills.



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Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

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