Various artists album review
CD / 2LP
20 - 07 - 2001
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Since Greensleeves Records started to release the hottest hardcore Dancehall riddims and tunes on 7" singles they have become the up-to-the-minute barometer for all discerning Dancehall fans. The newest trends, freshest riddims and hottest artists from Jamaica became - almost instantly - available to an international audience. It made Greensleeves Records one of the most anticipated dancehall oriented record labels outside the Jamaican market. Meanwhile they have replaced their 7" releases by their powerful "rhythm album" series, but they have kept on doing a great job as they are still getting them out on the streets either before the Jamaican pre-releases hit or while they are just beginning to cause mayhem in the Dancehall world.|
Number fourteen in the series features a red-hot selection of ten cuts each for the "Drop-Top" and "Di Nipples" riddims. The hard hitting "Drop-Top" produced by Richie B from the legendary Kingston based radio station RJR - features a whole heap of Dancehall heroes of the day, including the true name brand artists Capleton, Sizzla, and Grammy-winner Beenie Man. The wickedest cuts for the riddim are Sizzla's fiery "It's A Scenario", Frisco Kid's "Justice", Lexxus' "Nah Go Down Deh" and Merciless' "Chance Inna Life". From track 11 one is treated to the "Di Nipples" riddim, which is produced by singer supreme and new production talent Italee for Nipples Productions. Over a more melodic backdrop (compared to the "Drop-Top") Italee presents a notable line up of Jamaican artists again featuring Sizzla and Beenie Man. The latter's "1000 Wife" is a standout piece, with matching cuts from Red Rat ("Inna Di Club"), Sean Paul ("Pound Fi The Pound") and Nitty Kutchie ("If Yuh Dis Wi").
Packed with exclusive cuts this is another must-have set for the avid dancehall fan!