Various artists album review
Riddim Driven ~ Scream
VP Records-Walboomers Music
November 19 - 2003
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
Fifteen cuts to the popular "Scream" riddim featuring all the usual dancehall artists are included on another installment of VP's steady growing "Riddim Driven" series. You can expect pure niceness on the new riddim from the producer that brought you the hit riddims "Hurricane", "The Flip", "Unstoppable" and "Headache". It's producer Louis "Flabba" Malcolm from the Mo Music Productions who has established his name in the dancehall scene as he has a unique talent of putting out quality dancehall music on his "Mo Music" imprint. The "Scream" riddim is build in association with riddim builder Ricky "Mad Man" Myrie at Anchor Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. When the first versions for the riddim appeared on 7" singles last summer they set the decks alight for a serious juggling extravaganza and then instantly proved popular. The melodic and pumping riddim is versioned by Jamaica's top artists. Personal favorites here are Ram It Out by Spragga 'Di' Benz, the duet Independent Girls from the dancehall phenomena Wayne Marshall and Assassin. Vybz Kartel's vocal delivery matches the riddim very well, while Tanya Stephens does the thing you would expect from her, delivering a HOT dancehall tune. The ever present Elephant Man delivers the solid piece Get Da Wine and Turn Or Twist is a notable effort delivered by dancehall veteran Beenie Man. Looga Man and Sizzla treat us to matching cuts, before Ward 21's outstanding Gangsters drops in.