Various artists album review
Strictly The Best Volume 25
VP Records / Walboomers Music
10 - 12 - 2000
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4/5|
The award winning reggae compilation series 'Strictly The Best' has become a highly anticipated annual release whose popularity has increased leaps and bounds year after year.
"Strictly the Best 25" features singles from some of the hottest dancehall acts. Here you will find hit singles from Beenie Man who was recipient of the Tamika award for DJ of the Year, performing his newest single on the 'Intercourse' riddim entitled, Damn and Roll Deep, the latter being on the Ward 21 produced 'Volume' riddim. Capleton who made his signature saying 'More Fire' a household word is here with 2 flaming selections, Crazy Look (over the Latino riddim) featuring Moses I and Hunt You for producer Louis 'Flabba' Malcolm.
The extremely popular Mr. Vegas surprises with his newest chart topping hit, Girls Time performed over Richard Browne's hot new 'Orgasm' riddim. Mr. Lex (aka Lexxus) is here representing strong with 2 new singles. First comes his chart topping #1 single, Full Hundred across the 'Orgasm' riddim and Redder Now performed over Steely & Clevie's, 'Bad Weather' Riddim. Next to these veteran artists the album includes talented newcomers like Alozade performing the single, Bad Man No Pet Gal and Jamaica's hottest quartet, Ward 21, performing Ganja Smoke.
One of Jamaica's hottest deejays, Harry Toddler, is also present here with his single entitled, Dance the Angel. Other prominent artists featured here include Bounty Killer performing his hit Warlord World and Elephant Man performing his hits Replacement Killer and Truth.
This album offers the dancehall fans just what they are looking for: top deejays riding todays most wanted riddims.