Various artists album review
VP Records-Walboomers Music
21 - 08 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Captain Barkey & Mega Banton - Hot Gal Race
  2. Ward 21 - Anti-Spy
  3. Harry Toddler - Dance The Angel
  4. Madd Cobra - Unexpected
  5. Sean Paul - My Name
  6. T.O.K. - Kitty
  7. Mr. Vegas - Original Trend
  8. Kiprich - Imagine
  9. Mr. Lex aka Lexxus - You
  10. Madd Anju - Shorts
  11. Elephant Man - Replacement Killer
  12. Delly - Hey You
  13. Lady Saw - New Checkie Book
  14. Brat Camp - Me Too
  15. Roundhead - Don't Test Me
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

The producers that comprise the Shocking Vibes Team have unleashed a brand new and wicked Dancehall riddim which is voiced by an all-star set of artists and newcomers as well. "Scarface" causes mayhem in the dances and is thus widely regarded as one of the hottest and most popular riddims in Jamaica and abroad. By now there are enough pieces released on 7" single to come up with two compilation sets, but anyhow, this fifteen track CD is a welcome and much anticipated release for all those who are not able to purchase 45s.
"Scarface" is filled wall to wall with talent and mainly features the best efforts across the riddim, although one might wonder why the Beenie Man cut entitled "Be Quiet" is left out. However, the inclusion of the toughest cut - the awesome (censored!) "Anti-Spy" by the sensational Ward 21 - puts it right. Furthermore namebrand dancehall artists like Sean Paul, Mr. Vegas, Mr. Lex aka Lexxus, Harry Toddler, Elephant Man (whose "Replacement Killer" is also censored!) and Madd Cobra deliver standout pieces. Also up-and-coming artists like the ever so hot Mad Anju, the highly talented Kiprich and Delly Ranks contribute notable efforts.
So, Dancehall massive pick up your copy of this compilation set, invite your friends to your party and let "Scarface" sweep them of their feet.

Teacher & Mr. T.