Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Riddim Driven ~ Nookie 2K6
Various
VP Records
CD
April 18, 2006

Track list
  1. Oh Yes - Sizzla
  2. Look Out Fi Dem - Buju Banton
  3. We Set Di Trend - Beenie Man
  4. Under Di Blood - Bounty Killer
  5. Bussup Yuh Steel - Elephant Man
  6. Baby Shotta - Movado & Ward 21
  7. No Drop Di Thing - Lady Saw
  8. Put Your Lighter High - Wayne Marshall
  9. Think Dem Bad - Busy Signal
  10. One Motion - Idonia
  11. Push Up Yuh Hand - Delly Ranks
  12. Nuh Badda - CÚCile
  13. All About The G's - Money God
  14. Proper Thing (Ain't It) - Vybz Kartel
  15. Can't Trick We - Bugle
  16. Nookie Version - Jam 2 & John John
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
With brother 'CJ' taking care of the roots and lovers selections with his 'Without Love'-riddim, the dancehall massive is taken care of by Lloyd 'John John' James Jr., who produced this 'Nookie 2K6'-riddim he built together with Jammy 'Jam 2' James (with yet another Jammy's family member joining them at the mixing desk; Trevor 'Baby G' James Jr.). The downtempo hip hop tinged riddim with its syncopated guitar and scratching sounds is grabbing you instantly, and so are the tunes over it, with Sizzla first going wild over the pleasures of getting nookie in his strong and slack "Oh Yes", before Buju's harsh warning "Look Out Fi Dem" and Beenie Man's answer version to Baby Cham's take on Dave Kelly's "Eighty Five Riddim" "Ghetto Story", the superb

"We Set Di Trend" so weh di fassy dem a holla bout
machine pop off so watch di fassy dem a bawl out
we set di ting dem drop di ting dem a go all bout
we set di standard and di pace, fassy face
we set di trend so weh di fassy dem a holla bout
machine pop off so watch di fassy dem a bawl out
we set di ting dem drop di ting dem a go all bout
we set di standard and di pace, fassy face


and strong verses going with this chorus make this the absolute killer tune on the riddim amidst a flood of great tunes, just going on with Bounty Killer bussing his guns in "Under Di Blood". Elephant Man's "Bussup Yuh Steel" and Movado's "Baby Shotta" featuring Ward 21 that is even better than his recent big "Weh Dem A Do" over 'Red Bull & Guinness". Lady Saw's "No Drop Di Thing" is a fine warning to all girls challenging her for hotness followed by the partly vocodered call to all ganja smokers to "Put Your Lighter High" by Wayne Marshall. Busy Signal sends out an impressive warning to all haters with his "Think Dem Bad" expressing how they will all fade away before Idonia once more confirms his recently acquired superstar status with "One Motion". Delly Ranx is taking a stance for the girls in his "Push Up Yuh Hand" and CÚCile is making clear she only wants men with a big stick in her "Nuh Badda". Money God (!) delivers the fine "All About The G's" before Vybz Kartel proves he is the current king of slackness in his your pussy is the "Proper Thing (Ain't It)" delivering yet another killer tune on this riddim. Bugle's "Can't Trick We" is the fine last of the 15 excellent vocals on this riddim, that is followed by Jam 2 & John John's clean "Nookie Version" showcasing once more how impressive this downtempo hardcore riddim is. This is must buy for all dancehall enthusiasts.