Label
Riddim
Format
Date

XRated Records
Mr. D.C.
7" Single
March 16, 1998

Artist & tune

  • Anthony B - Cut Out That / Version
  • Prezident Brown - Sperm Doner / Version
  • Lexus - Mel / Version
  • Richie Stephens - Judge Not / Version
  • Jack Radics - Turn Up The Radio / Version
Overall rating : (1 to 5 stars)   
Five versions on the revitalized riddim of Sugar Minott's Studio One anthem "Mr. D.C.", recorded and mixed by Barry O'Hare at Grove Music Studio, Ocho Rios.

Anthony B delivers a solid performance in which he asks for cutting out the competition between the artists (nowadays Anthony B vs Sizzla, but before that Garnett Silk vs Luciano, Beenie Man vs Bounty Killer, Shabba Ranks vs Ninjaman, Bob Marley vs Jacob Miller and Derrick Morgan vs Prince Buster),"because unity open all door, unity settle all score !". Anthony B finds a nice flow across this upbeat riddim and delivers a chorus that evokes memories of the classic "Hit The Road Jack". "Sperm Doner is a new world order" states the man who kept the faith from early out. Prezident Brown is in good shape, delivering a serious reality lyric in his well known singjay style, confirming once again that the artist Prezident Brown and the producer Barry O'Hare are a winning team. Young deejay Lexxus puts out a nice effort with this song about a girl named Mel, utilizing the riddim to its fullest.

Richie Stephens was predestined to become one of reggae's biggest singing stars, but at some point in his career something went wrong (the Tamla Motown deal???) and Richie had to start all over again. In 1997 he came back with a vengeance delivering some real good tunes and starting his own record label "Pot of Gold". "Judge not" is a strong roots & culture tune, presented by Richie Stephens at his best. Need we say more?! Jack Radics seems to be at ease, feeling the right vibes, while recording in Grove Music studio with producer/ engineer Barry O'Hare. Shortly after "African soldier" Radics' patented vowel-bothering wail delivers another real good tune for Barry O'Hare's Xrated imprint.