Various artists album review
The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2000
Greensleeves Records-Munich
2 CD
21 - 12 - 2000

Tracking list - Disc 1

  1. Capleton - Crazy Looks
  2. Mr. Vegas - She's A Ho
  3. Ward 21 - Blood Stain
  4. Elephant Man - Truth Hurts
  5. Sean Paul - ES EE EX
  6. Bounty Killer - Black Power
  7. Beenie Man - Ring Pon Finga
  8. Buccaneer - Tight & Right
  9. Capleton - Cuyah Cuyah
  10. Mr. Vegas - Girls Time
  11. Hawkeye - Twingy Twang
  12. Sizzla - Attack
  13. Red Rat - I'm A Big Kid Now
  14. Lexxus - Monkey's Out
  15. Capleton - Who Dem?
  16. Beenie Man - L.O.Y
  17. Ward 21 - Anti-Spy
  18. Barrington Levy & Bounty Killer - I'm Free
  19. Mr. Vegas & Elephant Man - What's Up?
  20. Elephant Man / Ward 21 / Harry Toddler / Lexxus / Mr. Vegas / Admiral Bailey / Shabba Ranks / Mad Cobra / Bounty Killer / Capleton / Beenie Man / Wayne Marshall / Baby G - Punanny Medley
Tracking list - Disc 2
  1. Elephant Man & Mr. Vegas - Bun It
  2. Ward 21 - Model & Pose
  3. Capleton - Good In Her Clothes
  4. Beenie Man - Cool Bwoy
  5. Buccaneer - Hot To Ratid
  6. Sizzla - Loving & Upright
  7. Mr. Vegas - Thumbs Up
  8. Danny English - Bun
  9. Goofy - Aaam!
  10. Elephant Man - $1000 Bill
  11. Lexxus - See Dem A Come
  12. Degree - You Better Believe
  13. Sean Paul - Back Off
  14. Capleton - Bust It
  15. Beenie Man - Moses Cry
  16. Elephant Man - Watchie Pum
  17. Hawkeye - Thug Anthem
  18. Bounty Killer & Richie stephens - World A Hot Gal
  19. Sean Paul - Check It Deeply
  20. Beenie Man - Badder Than The Rest
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Any hardcore Dancehall fan who views the track listing of the latest instalment in Greensleeves' annual collection of their best Ragga/Dancehall pieces, entitled "The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2000", will know that this double CD is packed full of the year's hardest hitting Dancehall smashes. Featuring such contemporary top Dancehall artists as Capleton, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Buccaneer and Degree alongside sensational newcomers like Elephant Man, Lexxus, Sean Paul, Mr. Vegas, Danny English and the sensational outfit Ward 21, one can only draw one conclusion: this set truly gathers the hottest and most talented artists the ragga/dancehall industry has to offer these days. Not only the featured artists are topnotch names also the producers can be counted to the best Dancehall music has to offer. Legends like King Jammy, Jack Scorpio and Phillip "Fatis" Burrell are represented as if to add their experience in the business to the large amount of young budding production talents on this set including Steven Ventura of "Kings Of Kings", Byron Murray & Clifford Smith of "In The Streetz", Computer Paul of "Da Boot Camp", Richard "Shams" Browne of "B-Rich", Shane Richards of "Shines Productions", Harvel Hart of "Annex Productions", and Ward 21.
Fourty tracks, many killers and few fillers, are equally distributed over two discs. Too much wicked efforts to point out every single one, but those which should be include the four Capleton cuts "Crazy Looks" ("Latino" riddim) "Who Dem?" (Bellyas" riddim), "Bust It" ("Doorslam" riddim) and the outrageous "Good In Her Clothes". Furthermore Ward 21's "Blood Stain" (Bellyas" riddim) and the mighty "Anti-Spy" ("Scarface" riddim), Lexxus' superb "Monkey's Out" ("Virus" riddim), Beenie Man's "Ring Pon Finga" ("Latino" riddim) and "Badder Than The Rest" ("Auntie" riddim), Sean Paul's "Back Off" and "Check It Deeply", and Bounty Killer's "Black Power".
"The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2000" is the ideal collection for all Dancehall fans who have failed to collect this year's upfront Dancehall tunes. Trust us... you won't be disappointed!

Teacher & Mr. T.