Best Of Beenie Man Collector's Edition
VP Records-Walboomers Music
Disc One - Best Of Beenie Man|
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
The very enjoyable two CD set "The Best Of Beenie Man Collector's Edition" collects 40 tried and trusted
hit tunes from one of Jamaica's most anticipated and best known contemporary
artists. Moses Davis aka Beenie Man has ruled the dancehalls from Kingston
to New York to London throughout the nineties and continues to do so in
the new millennium. But he also achieved notable success outside the
reggae/dancehall scene as his chartbuster "Who Am I" not only
reached the number one position in the reggae charts but also encoutered
crossover success thus making Beenie Man the one who delivered dancehall
music its widest audience yet. This compilation set contains more killer tunes than
one can shake a stick at and furthermore provides a good impression of the
artist's versatility. Tunes like "Slam", "Foundation",
"Nuff Gal" and "Crazy Baldhead", the awesome combination tune
with Luciano, show that Beenie Man hasn't taken the easy way to build his career as he always tried to stretch his style, thus not simply sticking to a vocal and lyrical style that proved successful.|
Disc 1 contains songs like "Girls Dem Sugar", "Romie" and of course the Jeremy Harding produced "Who Am I?". These are among the hits that have solidified Beenie Man's reputation with a broad audience. Included are also popular and much anticipated combination tunes with artists like Chevelle Franklyn ("Dancehall Queen"), Barrington Levy ("Murderer"), Lady Saw ("Healing") and Luciano ("Crazy Baldhead"). Disc 2 entitled "Ghetto Hits" focuses on the songs that have helped Beenie Man establishing his name in Jamaica. It brings the dancehall fan such scorchers like "World Gone Mad", "New Suzuki", "Kette Drum" (featuring Determine) and "Bury Yu Dead".
Due to being one of the most anticipated Dancehall artists in the past decade Beenie Man has been involved in voicing many of the hottest and most prominent Dancehall riddims to emerge throughout the nineties, which makes this set also interesting for so-called riddim spotters. Most of the tunes on this set are produced by the Shocking Vibes crew who share the production credits with Jamaican ace producers like Bobby Digital, King Jammy, "Bulby" York & "Fatta" Marshall, Tony Kelly and Dave Kelly to name a few.
This two CD set is good value for money, especially for those who are looking for an album which encompasses most of Beenie Man's best work. Note : Disc 1 is also sold separately as "Best Of Beenie Man".