Various artists album review
Hard Drive Part 2
CD / 2LP
07 - 09 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Bounty Killer - How Dem A Live So
  2. Beenie Man - Greatest Of All Time
  3. Tanya Stephens - Too Strange
  4. Lukie D & Lexxus - Hot Like Fire (Part 2)
  5. Harry Toddler - Doom
  6. Alozade - Ghetto
  7. Ce'Cile & Tanya Stephens - Buss Back Skettel
  8. Hollow Point - Got You There
  9. Tanto Metro & Devonte - Let Them Talk
  10. Action - Check Fa
  11. Sean Paul & Dutty Cup Crew - Dutty Cup
  12. Anthony B - Hard Drive
  13. Determine - Double Impact
  14. Lady Saw - In Your Face Again
  15. Lexxus - No Borrow Gun
  16. Famous Face & Tornado - Jamaica
  17. New Kids - Score
  18. Beenie Man - Only You
  19. Crazy Hype - Get Gal
  20. Singer J - Rain A Fall
  21. Callaloo Man - Pum Pum
  22. Boom Dandimite - Cologne
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

A further twenty-two cuts to the "Hard Drive" riddim are featured on "Greensleeves Rhythm Album #28". All tracks are produced by USA's Christopher "Goldfinga" Clarke and Gregory Harriot for "Golden Cartel Entertainment", actually the same production house that gave the dancehall fans the "Bigga Judgement" and "Dun Tha Place" riddims. The booming "Hard Drive" was a massive riddim the first time around with big hit tunes from Elephant Man with his brand new dance "On Line" and this year's summer anthem from T.O.K. "Pengeleng", both still ruling the dance right now. That's probably why the producers milk their most successful riddim to date, no exception in a world where long term musical values are swept aside in order to satisfy the ever avid fan. Thus the hype continues as this set contains only brand new, exclusive cuts delivered by the predictable line-up of dancehall acts alongside new names such as Crazy Hype, Singer J, New Kids, Callaloo Man and Action. On this album the ladies are represented well with tunes from Tanya Stephens, Lady Saw, Action and a first time combination with Ce'Cile & Tanya Stephens together. It's Tanya Stephens' awesome "Too Strange" that unreservedly can be pointed out as the best cut out of this selection. Furthermore we're treated to strong efforts from Bounty Killer and Beenie Man, the latter even jumping in twice. Also Lexxus delivers a vital matching cut with his message tune "No Borrow Gun". Other vibrant cuts worth of hearing are Lukie D & Lexxus' "Hot Like Fire (Part 2)" Alozade's "Ghetto", Tanto Metro & Devonte's "Let Them Talk" and Sean Paul & Dutty Cup Crew's "Dutty Cup". Best efforts from the newcomers include Crazy Hype's "Get Gal", Singer J's "Rain A Fall" and Action's "Check Fa".

Teacher & Mr. T.