Various artists album review
Martial Arts Part 1
CD / 2LP
27 - 02 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Sizzla - Karate
  2. Shabba Ranks - Give Dem Di Shabba
  3. Capleton - Badness
  4. Bounty Killer, Wayne Marshall & Richie Stephens - Ladies Looking Fine
  5. Merciless - Whaddup
  6. Frisco Kid - Mash Up Di Place
  7. Lexxus & Jagwa - Put Up Yuh Hand
  8. Ricky Rudie - Rinse It
  9. Hawkeye - Look Gal
  10. Ce'Cile - Fool
  11. Alozade - Profanity
  12. Singer J - Making Money
  13. Jagwa - Anyting
  14. Turbulence - Give Dem A Bligh
  15. Powerman - Bun A Boom Bye
  16. Iley Dread - Wave Dem
  17. Patchi - Weekend Girl
  18. Petrocan - Beg In Yah
  19. Spotlight - Shine Bright
  20. Kiprich & Blacka Ranks - Through The Years
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

"Martial Arts Part 1" is the title of number 22 in the popular "Greensleeves Rhythm Album Series". This set is produced by Cordel "Scatta" Burrell and played by Craig "Leftside" Parkes for the mighty production house Kings of Kings. The rhythm packs a powerful punch and with so many of the top artists in Jamaica queueing up to voice on it, it's no wonder that the avid dancehall fan will enjoy this bashment selection to the max. Round One features no less than 20 kung fu masters, black belt karateka's and world's toughest kickboxers who fight a grim battle. This round welcomes the return of Shabba Ranks with Give Dem Di Shabba, but the winner is the mighty Capleton, whose Badness knocks out almost every opponent. The Warlord Bounty Killer enters the prize-fight with the help of Wayne Marshall and Richie Stephens and with his agressive lowkicks he makes short work of his opponents. When Frisco Kid enters the place he mashes up the place with his deadly uppercut called Mash Up the Place. The battle gets really hot when Hawkeye meets Turbulence for the final countdown. At the end Kiprich and Blacka Ranks try to impress the audience with a series of deadly blows. All competitors take a short break before they return for Round Two......coming up next..
What can we say...the ultimate collection for the hardcore fan!

Teacher & Mr. T.