Various artists album review
The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2003
Greensleeves Records-Munich
2 CD
25 - 11 - 2003

Tracking list - Disc 1

  1. Vybz Kartel - Sweet To The Belly
  2. Elephant Man - Blasť Blasť
  3. Beenie Man - Row Like A Boat
  4. T.O.K. - Unknown Language
  5. Predator & Kiprich - Head No Good
  6. Spragga Benz & T.O.K. - We Naah
  7. Vybz Kartel & Wayne Marshall - Why You Doing It (Part 2)
  8. Alozade & Hollow Point feat. Mr. Vegas - Under Mi Sensi
  9. Elephant Man - No Hail Me
  10. Vybz Kartel - Sen On
  11. Wayne Marshall - Check Yourself
  12. Elephant Man - Krazy
  13. Predator - Nah No Head
  14. Kid Kurrupt - Sake A Dat Gal
  15. Vybz Kartel & Ward 21 - Nah Climb
  16. Beenie Man & Silver Cat - Angillitto
  17. Capleton - Roughest King
  18. Vybz Kartel - Pussy Jaw
  19. Kid Kurrupt - Pride
  20. Elephant Man - Fan Dem Off
Tracking list - Disc 2
  1. Elephant Man - Genie Dance
  2. Vybz Kartel & Wayne Marshall - Why You Doing It
  3. Bounty Killer - Sadda Dem
  4. Beenie Man & T.O.K. - Bring It On
  5. Elephant Man - Egyptian Dance
  6. Spragga Benz - To The Right
  7. Vybz Kartel & Wayne Marshall - New Millennium
  8. Taz & Chico - Erica (Smirnoff)
  9. Vybz Kartel - Up To The Sky
  10. Beenie Man - Hand Up Deh
  11. Wayne Marshall - Fat Infinite
  12. T.O.K. - Goodas
  13. Elephant Man - Stop Hitch
  14. Bounty Killer & Angel Doolas - Nah Force
  15. Wayne Marshall - We Roll
  16. Beenie Man - My Dickie
  17. Predator - Mad
  18. Elephant Man - Chiney Ting
  19. Wayne Marshall - I Will Love The Girls
  20. Beenie Man & Robyn - Red Red
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Near the end of the year Greensleeves unleashes a new edition of its annual yardcore dancehall round-up featuring a solid selection of this year's biggest dancehall hits. Again the avid fan is treated to forty tunes in all over some of the hottest dancehall riddims including "Clappas", "Krazy", "C-4", "Bad Company", "Knock Out", "Egyptian", "20 Cent", "Sign", "Jumbie", "Good To Go", "Coolie Dance" and "Amharic", all of them already issued as part of the acclaimed "Greensleeves Rhythm Album" series. Besides that the compiler has included a few exclusives such as Elephant Man's Blasť Blasť produced by the in demand producer Donovan "Vendetta" Corleon, the two Vybz Kartel tracks "Sen On" and the Harvel "Gaddafi" Hart produced "Up To The Sky", the combination tune "Head No Good" by Predator & Kiprich, Spragga Benz's "To The Right" and Elephant Man's "Fan Dem Off" across the "Gallop" riddim. If you're wondering who's the hottest dancehall artist of the year 2003 then this collection of tunes probably provides the answer. Of the forty tunes, the unstoppable "Energy God" Elephant Man and exciting newcomer Vybz Kartel have eight tunes each, with "The Doctor" Beenie Man and Wayne Marshall tying for second place with six each. This leaves twelve tracks for the rest of the dancehall artists featured here with a notable amount of three pieces for rising singjay Predator. On the other hand, "Warlord" Bounty Killer is featured on only two tunes and the hotter than hot dancehall star Sean Paul doesn't appear at all on this compilation set! Nevertheless "The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2003" is a mighty collection of this year's bashiest and unadulterated dancehall hits, a must-have compilation for those who want to have a decent overview of what's happening in the Jamaican dancehall today.

Teacher & Mr. T.