Various artists album review
Bad Kalic
CD / 2LP
02 - 03 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Elephant Man - Shizzle Ma Nizzle
  2. Buju Banton - Tournament
  3. Sizzla - Girls And Roses
  4. Capleton - Wi Nuh Tek Dis
  5. Mega Banton - Sergeant Brown
  6. Spragga Benz - Pure Gal
  7. Ce'Cile - Know How
  8. Frisco Kid - Tek Dem On
  9. Sean Paul - Could A Why
  10. Elephant Man - Hot An A Boil
  11. Madd Anju & Martina - A No My Baby B'
  12. Mr. Vegas- Mr. Gunman
  13. Tanto Metro & Devonte - Trench Coat
  14. Lexxus - Si Weh Wi Mean
  15. Merciless - Ghetto Anthem
  16. Ricky Rudie aka Bling Dawg - Wi Nuh Si Dem
  17. Captain Barkey & Squidly Ranks - How Dem So Tough
  18. Vybz Kartel - Gun Clown
  19. Beenie Man & Ce'Cile - No Loving
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Another hard-hitting package from the pioneers of today's dj friendly and very popular "one riddim" sets, Greensleeves Records. Number 21 in their indispensable "Rhythm Album Series" features 20 cuts for the "Bad Kalic" riddim, laid by Victor "Teethimus" Edmund with all tracks recorded and mixed at Stone Love Studio by Mikey 2000 and Kevin Evil. Produced by Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell for Stone Love Productions - associated with one of the most famous and respected Jamaican sound systems worldwide - this set features a truly impressive line up of Jamaica's Dancehall artists. All the big bashment names are present and, in contrast to most one riddim sets, only very few upcoming artists to be found. The album opener, Elephant Man's monster hit and original cut of "Shizzle Ma Nizzle", is the hype tune of the moment. An awesome effort delivered by the one and only "Energy God", who brings more ludicrous nonsense to the dancehall massive as he announces his brand new talk with everything ending with an "izzle". Elephant Man is featured once more with his next piece for the riddim called "Hot An A Boil", a solid piece from this infamous artist which became an enormous hit too. Besides Elephant Man's wicked rumblers for the riddim the dancehall massive is treated to some notable efforts including Buju Banton's Tournament", Capleton's Wi Nuh Tek Dis", Frisco Kid's ferocious Tek Dem On", Sean Paul's "Could A Why", Mr. Vegas' "Mr. Gunman", Devonte & Tanto Metro's Trench Coat" and How Dem So Tough" by Mad Cobra. No real weak tunes around, which makes this "Bad Kalic" set well worth checking!!

Teacher & Mr. T.