Various artists album review
The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2002
Greensleeves Records-Munich
2 CD
01 - 12 - 2002

Tracking list - Disc 1

  1. Elephant Man & Jarvis Church - Run For Your Life
  2. Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go
  3. Elephant Man - Bad Man A Bad Man
  4. Capleton - Lock Up
  5. Wayne Marshall - Orange Hill
  6. Elephant Man - Elephant Message
  7. Capleton - My Love
  8. Lexxus - Good Hole
  9. Sizzla - Karate
  10. Elephant Man - On Line
  11. Tanto Metro & Devonte - Hot Gal
  12. Lexxus - Girls Girls
  13. Elephant Man - Bumper
  14. T.O.K. - Pengeleng
  15. Bounty Killer - Sufferer
  16. Wayne Marshall & Elephant Man - Weed Smoke
  17. Capleton - Them Running Out
  18. Bounty Killer - Think Of Next
  19. Red Rat - Blaze The Weed
  20. Lexxus & Mr. Vegas - Why (Video Light)
Tracking list - Disc 2
  1. Elephant Man - Tall Up Tall Up
  2. Sizzla - Living Colours
  3. Wayne Marshall - Whole World
  4. Nydean Levy & Lexxus - Chocolate Loving
  5. Danny English & Egg Nog - Party Time
  6. Shabba Ranks - Give Dem Di Shabba
  7. Elephant Man - Light Camera Action
  8. Lukie D & Lexxus - Hot Like Fire Pt. 2
  9. Buju Banton - Tournament
  10. Elephant Man - Approach
  11. Assassin - Ruffest & Tuffest
  12. Tanya Stephens - Mi Want You
  13. Capleton - Got It Fi Dem
  14. Lexxus - Grades
  15. T.O.K. - Galang Gal
  16. Alozade - Jamaica
  17. Ce'Cile & Tanya Stephens - Buss Back Skettel
  18. Capleton - Push Wood
  19. Spragga Benz - Rasta Run The World
  20. Elephant Man - The Bombing
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Greensleeves Records, the UK record company that has managed to become the world's leading bashment label of the new millennium, presents another edition of their annual "Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems" series. With Greensleeves having released so much cutting edge dancehall material in the past twelve months it doesn't come as a surprise that this year's bashment selection is a killer. This compilation set rounds up many of the big tunes on the dancehall scene and features all the usual artists - including old stars, young stars as well as talented newcomers - on top riddims such as Steve "Lenky" Marsden's awesome "Diwali", Cordell "Scatta" Burrell's infectious "Martial Arts" and its follow up "Famine", Christopher "Goldfinga" Clarke & Gregory Harriot's "Hard Drive", Fatta & Bulby's "Rachik", and two of the freshest streetbeats "Bollywood" and "Belly Skin". Thus we're treated to enjoyable hit tunes like for example Sizzla's "Karate", Elephant Man's "Bad Man A Bad Man", Capleton's "Lock Up", Bounty Killer's "Sufferer" and Lexxus & Mr. Vegas' "Why (Video Light)". Besides the well known dancehall scorchers this double cd also features some exclusive tracks. Gathered here are no less than fourty tracks which make up a truly well balanced, entertaining collection. You'll find killers such as Bounty Killer's "Sufferer", Sizzla's "Living Colours", Wayne Marshall's "Orange Hill (aka Purple Skunk)" and Elephant Man's "The Bombing" to name a few, alongside a whole lot of solid tunes and only a few disappointing efforts.
If you want a good overview of some of this year's hottest dancehall riddims and the best movers and shakers in the world of Jamaican ragga/dancehall, it's obvious that this set is the one you'll have to purchase!!

Teacher & Mr. T.