Various artists album review
Riddim Driven Vol. 10 ~ Rice And Peas
VP Records - Walboomers Music
11 - 08 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. Fat Bastard - Rice & Peas
  2. Bounty Killer - Mystery Is The Man
  3. Spragga Benz & Elephant - Warrior Cause
  4. Mr. Peppa - Good Gone
  5. Lady G - Girls Know What Guys Want
  6. Danny English - Girls Wid Shape
  7. Bling Dawg - Kiss My Baby Good Morning
  8. Tanto Metro & Devonte - Love Me Forever
  9. Hawkeye - Gimme De Girls Dem
  10. Nadine Sutherland & Killish - Fire
  11. Frankie Sly - Dem Nuh Know We
  12. Round Head - Rollin’ With These Stars
  13. Toma Hawk - Tell Tiesha
  14. Assassin feat. Sugar Slick - Dedicated To The World
  15. Alozade - Not Ready For Di Hype
  16. Kiprich & Killa Banton - Bomba Clatt
  17. Mega Banton - Bun A Parasite
  18. Shano - School
  19. Saba Tooth - Unanimous Decision
  20. Rice & Peas Version
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4

The tenth installment in VP Records' handy "Riddim Driven" series entitled "Rice And Peas" features nineteen vocal tracks and the version of one of last months' most anticipated dancehall riddims. Coming from producer Rohan "Snow Cone" Fuller, Natural Bridge's wicked bashment riddim "Rice And Peas" features cuts from reliable acts like Bounty Killer, Lady G, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Round Head, Spragga Benz, Elephant Man, Hawkeye and Mega Banton, but also presents (relatively) newcomers like Fat Bastard, Shano, Toma Hawk, Killish, Mr. Peppa, Killa Banton, Alozade and the much promising deejay Assassin, here in combination with singer Sugar Slick. Some truly deadly goods across this bouncing backdrop will surely delight the avid dancehall fan. First there's Bounty Killer with the outstanding "Mystery Is The Man", with the Poor People's Governor still lashing out at Mr. Fool And Mr. Wannabe who try to dis him in front of his gang. Next comes another highlight, the blazing "Warrior Cause" by the duo Spragga Benz & Elephant Man, which is followed by some decent efforts, before Tanto Metro & Devonte deliver the next solid piece. Then nice contributions from Franky Sly and Round Head, but it's actually "Dedicated To World" by Assassin & Sugar Slick that can be regarded as one of the big tunes, which also goes for the next combination tune "Bombo Clatt" by Kiprich & Killa Banton.
"Rice & Peas" is a tasty "one riddim" set, a guaranteed dancefloor filler!

Teacher & Mr. T.