Ice Cube
September 26, 2005

Track list
  1. Marry Wanna - Wayne Marshall
  2. Wifey Ketch Mi - Macka Diamond
  3. No STD - Dr. Evil
  4. New - Vybz Kartel
  5. Curfew - Red Rat
  6. Pray A Little Harder - DaVille
  7. Nah Nah Nah - Shano & KB
  8. Ghetto Girl - Captain Barkey
  9. Take It Off - Angel
  10. Backative Strong - Spragga Benz
  11. No Rapists - Kiprich
  12. You Should Be Mine - Alaine
  13. Keep It Poppin - Ward 21
  14. Hardcore Reggae - Degree
  15. Buss A Blank - Hawkeye
  16. Bad From Wi Born - Red Square
  17. All About Di Money - Future Troubles
  18. Say Wey Mi Say - Harry Toddler
  19. New Kidz - Gyal Cyah Say Mi Soft
  20. Ice Cube Rhythm - Ernie Wilks
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
This "Greensleeves Rhythm Album #76 ~ Ice Cube" is their third in a row in this series from a till now unknown producer. The extremely fast paced (154 bpm) 'Ice Cube'-riddim with its drum'n'bass drumpattern and a synth riff that seems loosely based on King Tubby's 1985 riddim 'Tempo' is very impressive. Wayne Marshall's "Marry Wanna" is one of the best tunes he delivered for a long while, and Macka Diamond is slowing down the pace of her delivery for the excellent "Wifey Ketch Mi". The most sought after tune on the riddim has riddim builder extraordinaire and half of production and DJ duo Leftside & Esco, Craig 'Leftside' Parkes impersonating Austin Powers' Dr. Evil for the superb i love s.e.x. but i don't want "No STD", nope a track that will guaranteed blow everyone off his socks. Vybz Kartel's "New" might not be too much of an innovation, but it certainly is what he's good at, followed by Red Rat's very nice "Curfew" and DaVille's great conscious "Pray A Little Harder". Shane-O and KB are well on top of the riddim as well in "Nah Nah Nah" before veteran Captain Barkey, whose career peaked some 7 to 10 years ago, returns with the fine "Ghetto Gal". In 2001 UK's radio and club land was blessed with the angelic voice of Angel Shalome when she delivered her 7" single "When You're Ready", and although she performed a lot in the meanwhile and cut some tunes, hopefully the slack "Take It Off" will put her name definitely on the map. Spragga Benz emphasizes his badman-status with "Backative Strong" before Kiprich addresses after his "We No Rate Dat" on 'Siren' another serious taboo in "I Hate Rapists". Alaine's "You Should Be Mine" is another nicely sexy sung tune by this great singer. Ward 21's "Keep It Poppin" is among the strongest tunes on this riddim, that is voiced extremely well by all artists on it, followed by Degree's promotion of "Hardcore Reggae" and Hawkeye's very impressive "Buss Blank". The other members of Spragga Benz' Red Square come on strong with "Bad From Wi Born", Future Troubles chips in with "All About Di Money" and Harry Toddler with "Say Weh Mi Say" before New Kidz deliver the nice last vocal on this album "Gal Cyan Seh Mi Soft", and this wicked "Ice Cube Rhythm" is showcased in its clean version built by producer Ernie Wilks. An excellent extremely fast paced riddim with outstanding tunes voiced over it. Mista Wilks is here to stay.