Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Question It Riddim
Various
Truckback Records
Digital Release
June 13, 2011

Track list
  1. Mr. Vegas - Zion
  2. Major Mackerel - Pepper Pot
  3. Beenie Man - King Of Swag
  4. Lady Saw - Caan Du Mi Up
  5. Red Rat - Red People
  6. Skinny Fabulous - Hotness
  7. Natalie Storm - Mad Dem Mad Dem
  8. Deh Deh - Rise Like Wave
  9. Blacka Dan - Run Wid This
  10. Rebell - Bad Inna Dancehall
  11. Beenie Man - Disrespect (Explicit)
  12. Beenie Man - Disrespect (Edit)
  13. Stacious - Tek Any Man Money
  14. Natel - Promote
  15. Sunshine - Wha Dem Feel Like
  16. Teflon - Yu Fi Leave
  17. Fadda Freshh - Bruck Out Mi Gal
  18. Scotch Bonnet - Hot Like You
  19. Kool Johnny Kool - Girl Dem Need)
  20. Chicken - Fi Di Gal Dem
  21. Truckback Records - Question It 30 Sec
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Founded in 2006 by brothers Steve, Andrew and Adrian Locke, Truckback Records is just what it claims to be, a recording studio built inside the cargo compartment of a retired (but still working) container truck. In 2008 they released the soca-tinged "Gearbox" riddim, which hit big time with Erup's international breakthrough hit "Click Mi Finger". Since they started with Truckback Records, the Locke brothers have treated the dancehall massive to quite a few dancehall riddims including "Ole Axe", "Clutch", "Springblade", "Dashboard", "Sparkplug", "Crank", "Steel Frog" (a relick of Steely & Clevie's "Frog" riddim), and the late 2010 released "Tun Up".

The early 2010 released "Steel Frog" riddim marked the return to genuine dancehall music (after it seemed that hip-hop hybrids were becoming the order of the day), and with its follow-up, the "Tun Up", the producers rightfully continued to choose the same direction. The "Question It" is Truckback Records' latest bashment riddim and again it's pure yardcore dancehall, one that will certainly please many long-time dancehall fans. It very much reminds us of the kinda riddims that ruled the dance halls in the second half of the 1990s (think "Bagpipe", "Rich", "Bruck Bottle", and "Pepperseed").

The avid dancehall fan is treated to a whopping amount of vocal cuts, with Deh Deh's "Rise Like Wave" being the longest song on here clocking in at 3:00. So many tunes on the same riddim can cause real boredom, but when the riddim is nice and nuff artists have voiced tunes that are worth hearing, you want to play it twice (or even more times). With Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Red Rat, and Lady Saw you have some of the biggest names in dancehall business on board, while on various other projects artists such as Major Mackerel, Teflon, Natalie Storm, and Stacious have proven that they are also able to deliver deadly goods.

Mr. Vegas opens with the gospel-flavoured "Zion", a real big tune which is reminscent of his hit tune "I Am Blessed". Veteran deejay Major Mackerell, who still makes those crazy high-pitched sounds, delivers a major piece called "Pepper Pot", while Beenie Man comes up with his first effort on the riddim, the solid "King Of Swag". It's however "Disrespect" (featured here as 'Explicit' and 'Edit' version) that can be regarded as standout. Although some might doubt it, his three voicings of the riddim prove that Beenie Man is still the 'King of the Dancehall'. The same goes for the 'Queen of the Dancehall', Lady Saw, whose "Caan Du Me Up" is one of the best cuts around. Red Rat ain't that prolific anymore, but when he drops a tune it's always worthwhile listening to what he has to tell and his "Red People" is no exception. Energetic soca artist from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Skinny Fabulous surprises with the very convincing dancehall cut "Hotness". Other efforts that shouldn't be overlooked are Natalie Storm's "Mad Dem Mad Dem", Stacious' "Take Any Man Money", Natel's herb tune "Promote", and Teflon's "Yu Fi Leave".

Overall opinion is that the "Question It" riddim is a real treat for any self-respecting dancehall fan.