Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Maximum Sound
Rude Bwoy Be Nice / Most Royal
7" single
July 3, 2012

Artist & tune

  • Mr. Vegas - Jamaica Nice / Ce'Cile - Life Hard
  • Tarrus Riley - Prophecy Fulfil / Tarrus Riley - Chant Rastafari
  • Yami Bolo - Jah Is The Fire / Christopher Martin - Make A Sound
  • Captain Sinbad - Capital Offence / Assassin aka Agent Sasco - Survival
  • Sizzla - White Collar Boss / Rude Bwoy Be Nice (Version)
Overall rating : (1 to 5 stars)   
Maximum Sound producer Frenchie again confirms the class and calibre of his production work with several cuts to his spanking new "Rude Bwoy Be Nice" and "Most Royal" riddims, which appear on limited edition 7" vinyl and digital platforms.

The "Rude Bwoy Be Nice" riddim is an refurnished version of the riddim that Sly & Robbie built for Ini Kamoze's "England Be Nice" that can be found on his "Statement" album from 1984. Actually Frenchie already utilized the riddim for Raggasonic's "Rude Boy" on their 1997 album "Raggasonic 2", but here it re-appears in great style with added horns and different overdubs. Mr. Vegas and Tarrus Riley represent the current top-a-top artists, while Yami Bolo and Captain Sinbad are standard-bearers of the older generation of reggae stars. The four artists deliver worthwhile efforts with especially Mr. Vegas and Yami Bolo, of whom we haven't heard that much in recent times, coming up with excellent tunes. But also Tarrus Riley's "Prophecy Fulfil" makes a serious impression, while Captain Sinbad's "Capital Offence" isn't far behind.

Five big-name Jamaican stars have voiced the awesome "Most Royal" riddim, an infectious original roots backdrop created by Frenchie and extraordinary musician/producer Steven "Lenky" Marsden, probably best known for the extremely successful "Diwali" riddim from 2002. Sizzla is in wicked form, giving the kind of vocal and lyrical display only champions can muster on "White Collar Boss". The latter is matched by Assassin aka Agent Sasco's "Survival", a hard-hitting powerful tune that causes pure excitement. Tarrus Riley is consistent as ever on "Chant Rastafari" and also Ce'Cile and Christopher Martin please the listener with strong efforts.

On the vinyl releases the cuts on the "Rude Bwoy Be Nice" riddim are backed by pieces on the "Most Royal".