Various artists album review
Riddim Driven ~ Forensic
VP Records-Walboomers Music
August 24 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. Crazy Gal - Beenie Man
  2. Fan U Can Can - T.O.K.
  3. Watch Now - Sizzla
  4. Show Mi A Signal - Lexxus
  5. Call Mi Name - Alozade
  6. Nuff A Dem - Diplomat
  7. Mi Love - Pickney
  8. She's So Fine - Danny English & Egg Nog
  9. Check It Deeply (Remix) - Sean Paul
  10. Weh Yu Up To - Cecile
  11. Fatness - Mr. Vegas
  12. Tatoo - Elephant Man
  13. Hype In Jah - Turbulence
  14. I Got The Man - Kerry
  15. Time After Time - Ghost
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Producer Clifford Smith, better known as singjay Mr. Vegas has teamed up with veteran musician and studio whiz Computer Paul Henton to create a new dancehall riddim, entitled "Forensic", a dancehall bounce so hard it should be illegal! The sparse, rhythmic arrangement is built on an up beat pulsating riff that conjures a raggafied Mission Impossible. Riding the riddim is dancehallís cream of the deejay and singerís crop including Beenie Man with an infectious flow on Crazy Gal and Sean Paulís refreshed version of the hit Check It Deeply (remix). Impressive is Sizzla, as he delivers burning fire on Watch Now. But there's also the producer himself Mr. Vegas blessing the riddim on the blazing track Fatness. TOK brings a deadly track called Fan U Can Can, originally spelled Fan U Can Kan, which has a slightly different meaning...
Can he ever go wrong....Elephant Man makes a serious effort to steal the show with his tune Tatoo. Ghost is an artist you either like or hate, and we have to admit we usually don't like his style at all, but his outing Time After Time (yes..the Cindy Lauper tune) is a piece of music we can enjoy since it features the instrumental version of the riddim as well.
Dancehall business all the way, Mr. Vegas has done a fine job !

Note : Dancehall devotees can purchase this compilation set on CD or on, so-called, DJ friendly 2 piece vinyl, the latter of course primed for maximum mixability and featuring "Raw" versions of the Beenie Man and Sizzla tracks.

Teacher & Mr. T.