Various artists album review
Best Of The Best Volume 2
Jamdown Records-Walboomers Music
30 - 12 - 1999

Tracking list

  1. Mr. Vegas - Sucky Ducky
  2. Degree - Wi Nuh Boring
  3. Cobra - Tek It Off
  4. Degree - Dutch Pot
  5. Devonte & Tanto Metro - Longtime
  6. Brian & Tony Gold - Must Be A Sign
  7. Spragga Benz - Heaven Sent
  8. Capleton - Critics
  9. Yami Bolo - With You
  10. Sizzla - Bless The Youth
  11. Elephant Man - Done Dem
  12. Beenie Man - Mi Nuh Walla Walla
  13. Ward 21 - What Yuh Gonna Do
  14. Zebra - Selassie Warning
  15. Various Artists - Megamix Bonus Track
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Jamdown Records winning formula is back yet again with "Best Of The Best Volume 2", the follow up to "Best Of The Best Volume 1". Featured on this hitbound album are many of the most exciting dancehall tunes and hit riddims, presented in a nice flowing continuous mix. The album features productions from Jamaica's hottest producers such as Tony 'CD' Kelly, present here with two versions across the 'Unda Watta' riddim : Mr. Vegas' "Sucky Ducky" and "Wi Nuh Boring" by the one and only Degree. The latter expertly rides the "Pot Cover" riddim, which he produced for his own 'Size8' imprint. Cobra - versioning the same riddim - delivers a solid effort. Then, one of the currently most appealing dancehall duos, Devonte & Tanto Metro, kick off a 'version excursion' across the 'Stephanie' riddim with a nice effort entitled "Longtime". Brian & Tony Gold deliver a mediocre cut, while Spragga Benz definitely has the best out of three. Upcoming producer Paul Henton delivers two of his 'Boot Camp' productions across the immortal 'M16' riddim : "Critics" by Capleton and a moving tune by Yami Bolo, called "With You".
After Sizzla's tune, "Bless The Youth", drawn from his album "Good Ways", the 'Bada Bada' riddim - courtesy of Ward 21 and King Jammy - takes over with four pieces over this awesome riddim. The disc finally closes with a good MegaMix.
Serious jugglin' action !

Teacher & Mr. T.