Various artists album review
Knockout & Prime Time
Tha Jam Records-Walboomers Music
March 25 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. Tanto Metro & Devonte - Gwaan Deh gal
  2. Danny English & Lady Saw - Ghetto Girl
  3. Delly Ranks - Ha No Your Fault
  4. Alozade - Soar The Volume
  5. Powerman - Bun Dem Hard
  6. Lexxus - Laugh
  7. Lady Saw - Get It Back
  8. Madd Anju - Ticket Or Number
  9. Hawkeye - Ghetto Youth
  10. Bling Dog - Nuh Tame
  11. Roundhead - Monster's Back
  12. Patchie - You Not Sharing
  13. Anthony B - Man With Action
  14. Sizzla - Never Stop Us
  15. Singer J - Never Heard A Dat
  16. Kiprich - Ediat
  17. Lady G - Tek Check
  18. Merciless - Stop Stress Mi
  19. Danny English - Keep On Moving
  20. Mega Banton - Fat gal Slim gal
  21. Capleton - Voice
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

From the "Tha Jam" label comes the two riddim set 'Knockout & Prime Time'. The album brings together the production talents of Mark Hudson of Stone Cold Records, who is responsible for the 'Knockout' riddim, and Marlon Cooke of Dejavu Productions who kicks out the 'Prime Time' riddim.
The 'Knockout' riddim is the ultimate "Rumble In The Jungle" thing, fast paced, punchy and hard-hitting and delivering serious blows to the dancefloors all over the world. The usual fighters line up for their best matches. Lexxus brings Laugh, whereas Lady Saw enters the ring with Get It Back. Undoubtedly the wickedest punches come from the unstoppable Merciless with Stop Stress Mi, Hawkeye delivering his boomshot tune Ghetto Youth and Capleton who delivers a deadly blow with Voice.
'Prime Time' is a more melodic riddim, which perfectly suits sweet voiced combinations such as Tanto Metro and Devonte. Delly Ranks, Alozade and the combination Danny English and Lady Saw put out some sharp tunes before Powerman's excellent Bun Dem Hard rounds off the first bunch of tunes across the 'Prime Time' riddim. Roundhead finds his flow across the riddim as he delivers Monster's Back. Dancehall's best known Bobo Dread, the ever popular Sizzla puts out one of his best efforts with Never Stop Us. Second in line are competitive versions from Anthony B and new comer Singer J.
Tough dancehall business for the massive !

Teacher & Mr. T.