Album review
Fully Loaded
Spragga Benz
VP Records-Walboomers Music

Tracking list

  1. Praise
  2. Badman Anthem Featuring Sugar Slick
  3. Supposed 2Know
  4. Wi Nuh Like
  5. Harder
  6. Weh Ya Say Star
  7. Sex Abuse
  8. Heaven Sent
  9. She Nuh Ready Yet (Hipe Up)
  10. Peace
  11. Some Bwoy
  12. Wi Nuh Inna Dhat
  13. Pum Pum Conquerer
  14. Backshot Featuring Lady Saw
  15. Mur-Da-Rah
  16. Push It Up
  17. Do It An Done
  18. Show Me Love
  19. Call Upon Jah Name
  20. Sleep With Angels
  21. Too Stoosh Featuring Foxy Brown
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

For almost a decade by now Spragga Benz belongs to the mainstays when it comes to Dancehall music. Spragga Benz - real name Carlton Grant - emerged on the Dancehall scene from a dub plate that he voiced with deejay Powerman for his sound system "La Benz" which later became his hit tune "Jack It Up", also the title of his first VP Records album. It lasted 5 years before Spragga Benz was ready to release "Fully Loaded", the follow up to his second album, the 1995 Capitol Records' release "Uncommonly Smooth".
"Fully Loaded" is packed with hits from the past year or so, as well as brand new flavors and collaborations. Although the 21 track set contains mainly - well known - Dancehall riddims and tunes there's also given room to other styles like Roots reggae ("Call Upon Jah Name"), Ska reggae ("Pum Pum Conquerer"), Drum 'n' Bass ("Mur-Da-Rah") and Funk-Soul ("Show Me Love"), thus showcasing Spragga Benz's versatility. Not only the music on "Fully Loaded" covers a wide range, but also the content of the songs as Spragga Benz delivers lyrics that deal with "culture & slackness, reality & fantasy, peace & war, sanity and madness". Jamaica's hottest producers of Dancehall music are involved and are responsible for lethal cuts like "Wi Nuh Like", "Sex Abuse" and "Do It An Done" on Dave Kelly's "Showtime", "Millenium Bug" and "Bruk Out" riddims, "She Nuh Ready Yet (Hype Up)" and "Some Bwoy" on Danny Browne's "Filthy" and "Heavy Metal" riddims, and "Peace" on Richard "Shams" Browne's "Baddis" riddim.

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