Various artists album review
Reggae Xplosion 2000
Jamdown Records

Tracking list

  1. Various Artists - Intro
  2. Crissy D & Lady G - Better Day
  3. Degree - Dry Cough
  4. Hawkeye - Reality Things
  5. Degree - My Kinda Gal
  6. Crissy D - Here Comes The Rain
  7. Alozade - Street Dreams
  8. Beenie Man - In This Together
  9. Cobra - Ants In A Yuh Milk
  10. Elephant Man - Impersonator
  11. Capleton - Dutty Life
  12. Danny English & Mark Ice - Sledgie
  13. Tony Rebel - High Grade
  14. A.R.P. - Missing You
  15. George Nooks - In The Mood
  16. Marke Ice - Cuts Like A Knife
  17. Tanya Stephens - Freddy
  18. Tanto Metro & Devonte - How Yuh Lie So
  19. Sean Paul - Gal Dem A Request We
  20. Mr. Vegas - Tiger Bone
  21. Beenie Man - L.O.Y.
  22. Goofy - Aaam
  23. Syco & Maddish - Sum'm Ina Sum'm
  24. Tanto Metro & Devonte - All Night Long
  25. Kiprich & Cappuccino - Leggo Di Bwoy
  26. Various Artists - MegaMix (Bonus Track)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

'Reggae Xplosion 2000' is picking up where the successful album "Reggae Xplosion '99" left off. This album received numerous positive reviews and remained on Billboard's Reggae Charts for more than 9 weeks.
The album kicks off with 5 versions across the 'Dry Cough' riddim. First there's the dynamic duo Lady G and Crissy D with Better Days, followed by Degree's version Dry Cough. Hawkeye's version -Reality Things- is currently running the dancehalls. Crissy D returns with Here Comes The Rain, a remake of the Eurythmics top ten hit of the same name.
The 'Crash' riddim comes up next. Newcomer Alozade performs his hit Street Dreams and veteran deejay Beenie Man delivers In This Together. The 'Springwater' riddim is featured twice here : Cobra's Impersonator and Elephant Man's Ants In A Yuh Milk. Capleton and the duo Danny English & Mark Ice put out two versions across the hip-hop style Dutty Style riddim.
Larry Marshall's 'Nanny Goat' riddim is next and cultural deejay Tony Rebel delivers one of his best efforts ever with his tune High Grade. Reggae veteran George Nooks and vocal group A.R.P. deliver two more excellent versions across the same riddim.
From the Jamdown album 'Ghetto Slam' comes the 'Aftermath' riddim with versions from Mark Ice, Tanya Stephens, Sean Paul and the successful duo Tanto Metro & Devonte.
The 'Razor Blade' riddim from artist/producer Goofy is also represented here with performances by Mr. Vegas Tiger Bone, Beenie Man's hit L.O.Y., Goofy's Aaam and Syco & Madish's Sum'm Ina Sum'm. The last two tracks are on the popular 'Rhythm Of The Night' riddim. Finally the disc closes with a seven minutes mega mix.
The album is serious jugglin' bussines for all reggea/dancehall fans and is strongly recommended !

Teacher & Mr. T.