Album review
Bustin' Up Di Dancehall
Jagger & Jah Yut
Danger League
Maxi (Vinyl)
April 8, 2004

Tracking list

    Side A
  1. Bustin' Up Di Dancehall
  2. Bustin' Up Di Dancehall (Instr.)

    Side B
  1. Bustin' Up Di Dancehall Remix
  2. Bustin' Up Di Dancehall Remix (Instr.)
  3. Bustin' Up Di Dancehall Acapella
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 3/4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : -

After debuting with the "Injagtion EP" Jagger teamed up with Spanish Town, Jamaica born Richard Alton 'Jah Yut' Blair, for this "Bustin Up' Di Dancehall" 12". Jah Yut after spending his childhood in Jamaica soaking up the musical influences from reggae to dancehall, arrived in Brooklyn, New York in 1987, when the reggae music scene had just begun to open up to other main stream musical influences. In the years from 1992 to 1999 Jah Yut has been working in Manhattan'ss live band circuit before personally funding and producing the tracks for his first album, including collaborations with singers such as Jr. Jazz and rapper Joe Bananas. Jah Yut has managed to create a his own style in both its lyrical content and flow. Working with producers Steve Sola (from Loud Records), Evil D. (from Beatminerz) and Carlton Lewis, before visiting Germany in October 2003 and recording "Bustin´ Up Di Dancehall" together with Jagger. As was the case on the "Injagtion EP" it's heavily hiphop influenced, with Stephan 'Jagger' Jaeger himself at the production helm and the beats as adequate as those of the Nodhead Production team for the EP. This 12" could probably have benefited from an 'independent' producer, as both the Jagger and Jah Yut rap and toast are fine, but the combination seems to lack the necessary extra spark to raise above average. But if you're curious you can hear snippets of both vocal versions ("Bustin' Up Di Dancehall" and "Bustin' Up Di Dancehall Remix" at the site of their recordlabel Danger League.


/ Souljah Green Beret Productions