Various artists album review
Ragga Ragga Ragga ! 14

Tracking list

  1. Mr. Vegas - You A Di No. 1
  2. Ward 21 - Judgement Day
  3. Beenie Man - Forget You
  4. Spragga Benz - Move And Gweh
  5. Sean Paul - Check It Deeply
  6. Buccaneer - Dash Weh
  7. Lady Saw - No Bellyas
  8. Ward 21 - Mr. Fassy
  9. Red Rat - Buddy She Want
  10. Mad Cobra - Hard Fi Do
  11. Hawkeye - Go Rachel
  12. Ricky General - A Wha Dis
  13. Mr. Vegas - True Or False
  14. Admiral Baley - What Time Is It ?
  15. Elephant Man - Watchie Pum
  16. General B - My Name Is
  17. Future Troubles - Bad Mother F***er
  18. Devonte & Tanto Metro - Front Of The Line
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

For all those Dancehall fans who, for whatsoever reason, are not able to buy their favourite 45s the Greensleeves' Ragga Ragga Ragga ! series not only offers a cheap but also welcome alternative as this record label's ragga compilation sets have proven to be an up to date and reliable guide to the ragga scene. On this 14th volume the compilers struck hard again as they have collected some of this summer's hottest tunes over six of the freshest riddims. Featured are the "Ants Nest" riddim from Goofy's new enterprise 'Young Blood Records', King Jammy's hardcore "Da Joint" riddim, Annex Productions' "High Grade" riddim, the "Crash" riddim, which was licensed from Mr. Vegas' 'In The Streetz' label, the Buccaneer produced "Baracuda" riddim and the very infectious "Kak-Up" riddim, the latter being produced by Shaggy for 'Big Yard'. Notice that no less than 4 out of 6 riddims were produced or co-produced by a dancehall artist. Two cuts over an untitled riddim from 'CJ Records' and one Frenchie produced tune - also across an untitled riddim - are featured as well. Next to the fact that most of the cuts are delivered by artists who have managed to establish themselves in today's dancehall circuit, some deadly goods like Ward 21's "Judgement Day", Beenie Man's "Forget You", Hawkeye's "Go Rachel" and "Move And Gweh" from Spragga Benz makes "Ragga, Ragga, Ragga 14" an explosive dancehall album.

Teacher & Mr. T.