Various artists album review
CD / 2LP
01 - 07 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Capleton - Bust It
  2. Beenie Man - Cool Bwoy
  3. Sizzla - Heard Of Dem
  4. Bounty Killer & Merciless - No One Cares
  5. Lexxus - Blank
  6. Ward 21 - This Means War
  7. Elephant Man - One
  8. Mr. Vegas - More Gun
  9. Harry Toddler - Who Dem A Send
  10. Hawkeye - Ganja Man
  11. Danny English - Screechie Pon Mi Toe
  12. Chico - Fleety Flighty
  13. Goofy - Rubbers
  14. General B - 20 Weed Commandments
  15. Mr. Vegas - More Bun
  16. Zaro - Good
  17. Alizade - Load Up
  18. Kiprich - Badness
  19. Fargo Voice - Lose Dem Way
  20. Ghost - Living Years
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Within a short space of time Greensleeves Records has released the third "one riddim" album in their 'rhythm album series'. Collecting 20 cuts over the massive "Doorslam" riddim - all produced by Harvel Hart for 'Annex Productions' - this compilation set is filled with wall to wall talented artists. Featuring many of today's most anticipated and prominent Dancehall stars alongside promising newcomers like Danny English, Zaro and Alizade, this set includes a whole heap of slammin' pieces with 'nuff potency to cause pure party excitement.
It's the top ranking deejay Capleton who immediately turns up the heat with his awesome piece, "Bust It". Without delay it is followed by the next wicked cut, an equally great and appealing effort from Dancehall stalwart Beenie Man. And also Sizzla delivers a topnotch performance on this hardcore Dancehall riddim. Bounty Killer combines forces with Merciless which leads to a solid effort, as both stars voice the riddim to full effect. Undoubtedly one of today's most anticipated Dancehall talents, Lexxus aka Mr. Lex, has the next slam with "Blank", in which he fully showcases his dynamic style and delivery. And there's no stopping it now, with Ward 21's killer tune "This Means War" and Elephant Man's "One". Mr. Vegas unmistakably confirms his status by contributing two entertaining efforts. Harry Toddler and Hawkeye complete the first half of this collection, with Hawkeye delivering a surprisingly good cultural effort. Then, the next ten pieces to the riddim, among them also deliveries from newcomers in the Dancehall business. Producer Harvel Hart has employed Danny English, Zaro and Alizade to fine effect, but once given "Badness" a spin, it's evident that Kiprich is the up-and-coming artist to watch for in the near future. Also noteworthy efforts are delivered by Chico and General B.
So Dancehall fans, you gotta check this out, 'cause "Doorslam" is a 'one riddim' set that delivers!

Teacher & Mr. T.