Sexxx Tape Riddim
Truckback Records
Digital Release
April 18, 2012

Track list
  1. Lady Saw - Mr. Short Cummings
  2. DejaVu - Bend Over
  3. Mr. Lexx - Spread Out
  4. Natalie Storm - Me Too Good
  5. Capleton - Charge
  6. Kiprich - Thief A F@#ck
  7. Blacka Dan - Come Wine
  8. Lady Saw - No Sucker
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Readers of this review be warned, because you must be at least 18 years old to read this 'explicit' review. The "Sexxx Tape" riddim is Truckback Records' follow up to the conscious "Freedom Shines" riddim, a revitalized version of the backdrop that underpinned Roy Richards' classic Studio One single "Freedom Blues". The five cuts on the "Freedom Shines" riddim not only caused a buzz among fans of authentic dancehall, they also got airplay on radio stations around the world. This is definitely not going to happen with the cuts on the "Sexxx Tape" riddim, because this is truly hardcore dancehall music... slackness to the max!

Slackness has always been a part of Jamaica's popular music. Just check Trojan Records' "Trojan Slack Reggae Box Set" or tunes such as Little Lenny's "Lone Cockman", Grindsman's "Benz Punaany", Major Bones' "Sticky", Shabba Ranks' "Love Punanny Bad", or "What Is Slackness" by Lady Saw, to name only five from a seemingly endless list. Marion Hall aka Lady Saw, who gained a reputation for her outrageous sexual boasting, is present here with two tunes, "Mr. Short Cummings" and "No Sucker", you won't want to play in front of your mum. Also the other artists featured here, including international well known names like Kiprich, Mr. Lexx, and even cultural chanter Capleton, delve into the depths of their profanisaurus, bringing songs that leave very little to the imagination.

So it's obvious... these are not radio-friendly efforts, but tailor-made tunes for the avid crowds in the streets and at the dances. And that was exactly producers Adrian & Steve Locke's intention, when they created a wicked harcore dancehall beat and gathered artists to voice an 'explicit' cut.