Various artists album review
Ragga Ragga Ragga! 2003

Tracking list

  1. Beenie Man - Row Like A Boat
  2. Sean Paul - Ever Blazing
  3. Elephant Man - Fuck U Sign
  4. Alozade, Hollow Point & Mr. Vegas - Under Mi Sensi
  5. Vybz Kartel - Sweet To The Belly
  6. Ward 21 - Rhyme
  7. Bounty Killer & Angel Doolas - Pum Pum
  8. Elephant Man - Chiney Ting
  9. Vybz Kartel & Wayne Marshall - New Millenium
  10. Beenie Man - My Dickie
  11. Mad Cobra feat. Keke Flint - Lazy Gal
  12. Buccaneer, Bounty Killer & T.O.K. - Real Badman
  13. Elephant Man - Mr. Lover
  14. Beenie Man & Robyn - Red Red
  15. Bounty Killer - Raging Storm
  16. Wayne Marshall - Going To The Party
  17. Buju Banton - Nuh Lame Thing
  18. Ward 21 - Petrol
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Greensleeves hits the world with another installment in their "Ragga Ragga Ragga!" series. Although the title features 2003, it's actually #17 in this solid series of dancehall compilation sets that is packed to the brim with exclusive cuts and some of dancehall's most popular tunes. "Ragga Ragga Ragga! 2003" treats us to a collection of outrageously raw and x-rated bashment dancehall with tracks from some of Jamaica's top-a-top artists supplied by young hot shot producers such as Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett, Cordell "Scatta" Burrell, South Rakkas Crew, Eric "Jr" Delisser, Steven "Lenky" Marsden, In The Streetz and Baby G out of the Jammy's camp.
Just like on its predecessor the compilers have included unreleased exclusive cuts and previously unavailable tracks, making this an interesting cd for any avid dancehall fan. Take for example the wicked album opener, Beenie Man's "Row Like A Boat" across Cordell "Scatta" Burrell's updated version of the "Bogle" riddim called "Bad Company" and the cheeky "Chiney Ting", courtesy of the Energy God, Elephant Man, on the same riddim from that respected Kings Of Kings crew. Both artists also ride a tuff new riddim from the Jammy's camp as can be experienced by playing Elephant Man's "Fuck U Sign" and Beenie Man's "My Dickie". Another exclusive comes from new hype artist Vybz Kartel. His dutty, superphat "Sweet To The Belly" is delivered on the much talked about "Egyptian" riddim from Don Corleon Productions. Word on the street is that this is already being hailed as the riddim of the summer. More exclusives are "Real Badman" by Buccaneer, Bounty Killer & T.O.K. and Buju Banton's "Nuh Lame Ting", both across the "Star Wars" riddim. Also previously unavailable on cd are Bounty Killer & Angel Doolas' "Pum Pum" and Wayne Marshall's "Going To The Party", both produced by Eric "Jr. Delisser for Big Jeans Productions, as well as Ward 21 "Petrol" and "Lazy Gal" by the combination Mad Cobra & Keke Flint. Besides these real fresh tracks you'll also find nuff current hit tunes across still hot riddims such as "Clappas", "Bollywood" "Mad Ants", "Krazy", and Lenky's classic "Masterpiece" riddim.
"Ragga Ragga Ragga! 2003" collects some of the hottest and bashiest dancehall music, which makes it a must-have set for any committed dancehall fan!

Teacher & Mr. T.