Various artists album review
CD / 2LP
23 - 02 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Alozade & Hollow Point feat. Mr. Vegas - Under Mi Sensi
  2. Elephant Man - Mr. Lover
  3. Capleton - Wha Dat?
  4. Ward 21 - Hotta, Betta, Phatta
  5. Mr. Vegas - Clap Your Hands
  6. Vybz Cartel - U Good To Go
  7. Sizzla - Spotlight
  8. Ce'Cile - Honey
  9. Beenie Man & T.O.K. - Bring It On
  10. Harry Toddler - Kaos
  11. Tanya Stephens - It's About Time
  12. Mad Cobra - Double Sick
  13. Capleton & The David House Crew - Clappin'
  14. Mr. Vegas feat. Illa & Aisha - Ghetto Pickney
  15. Determine - Nuh Inna It
  16. Pickney - Talk
  17. Assassin - Have Dat Lock
  18. Lexxus - I'm A Grown Man
  19. Irish Man - Part Time Lover
  20. Jagwa - All The Girls
  21. Chuck Fender - Luv Up Mi Girl
  22. Merciless - 2 Pack Of Slam
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3

The "Clappas" riddim, featured on "Greensleeves Rhythm Album #35", comes from Florida's hottest import, South Rakkas Crew, a production team comprising Alex G, Riprock and Dow Jones. These talented newcomers are actually Jamaican Canadians who are definitely the lick right now as "Clappas" has been causing a stir in Jamaica and New York even before the (limited pre-release) 7" singles have hit the streets. Strongly inspired by "Spirit In The Sky", Norman Greenbaum's worldwide pop hit from 1968, the members of the South Rakkas Crew have created an uptempo, superphat street beat, a sort of swinging adaptation of the "Sleng Teng". The usual bashment artists have voiced a cut for this innovative new riddim, with Mr. Vegas - who is also credited for additional production - even appearing three times on the tracklisting. Mr. Vegas, in combination with Alozade & Hollow Point, is featured on the first big shot of this set, a truly wicked modern take of Barrington Levy's classic "Under Mi Sensi". But there are more big tunes around as can be experienced when Elephant Man's "Mr. Lover", Ward 21's "Hotta Betta Phatta", Capleton & David House Crew's "Clappin'", Mr. Vegas' Clap Your Hands and Sizzla's Spotlight leap off the speakers. Truly worth checking out is Capleton's "What Dat?" as this cut is creating the biggest buzz right now. By many regarded as the Prophet's welcome return to fiery form after the release of some mediocre tunes. Furthermore the avid dancehall fan is treated to decent cuts from Ce'Cile, Harry Toddler, the topnotch combination Beenie Man & T.O.K., Tanya Stephens, Determine, Lexxus and Vybz Cartel.

Teacher & Mr. T.