Victory Riddim
PayDay Music
Digital Release
November 6, 2010

Victory Riddim - Various Artists Track list
  1. Lutan Fyah - Nuh Lose Nuh More Artist
  2. Iyara & Norris Man - Let Me Remind You
  3. K Queens & Einstein - I Like The Way
  4. Raine Seville - Can't Let You Go
  5. Ashani & Slim J - Enemies A Pree We
  6. Stacious - Bonifide
  7. Ishawna - See My Name In Lights
  8. Tenuke - Get Over You
  9. Nefatari - Be Your Baby
  10. Bridgez - Saving It For You
  11. Victory Riddim
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The brand new dancehall riddim project coming from Austin "Kevin" Green's production house Payday Music is entitled "Victory", which once again features a batch of young talented singers and deejays alongside a few better known artists like Lutan Fyah, Stacious and Norris Man.

Since he started mixing tracks at Gargamel Music for his first cousin Buju Banton back in 1998, producer/engineer Austin "Kevin" Green has worked with some of the biggest artists in the business including Bounty Killer, Mavado, Busy Signal, Bugle and Sizzla not to mention Beres Hammond. During the summer of 2006 a mutual disagreement between himself and Buju Banton led him to leave Gargamel and to start his own production company. For his PayDay Music label he not only wants to work with established Jamaican artists, but he also strongly focuses on the development of new artists. Most recently Austin "Kevin" Green has partnered with Bounty Killer to build the Money House Studio which has resulted in the release of Bounty Killer's EP "Raise Hell On Hellboy", and the "Honeycomb", "Billboard Riddim", "Style Dem" and "State Of Urgency" riddims.

"Victory", a fast-paced dancehall riddim accentuated by piano keys and snares, is headed by Lutan Fyah's "Nuh Lose Nuh More Artist", whose good phrasing and timing makes his cut an above par tune worthwhile hearing. The combination of a singer and a deejay often works very well and this also goes for Iyara & Norris Man's "Let Me Remind You", but unfortunately their lyrical delivery doesn't make a very strong impression. "Like The Way" by K Queens & Einstein is another combination song for the riddim that in the end fails to impress. A far better effort comes from the beautiful songstress Raine Seville, riding the riddim to full effect with her smashing melodious voice, while the third combination duo, Ashani & Slim J, deliver a matching conscious piece.

The next segment of this features an unusual number of female artists including Stacious, who in the past attracted attention with some of her singles as well as through her feud with deejay Lisa Hype. Although her track "Bonifide" sees her in good shape, she's outmatched by Ishawna's "See My Name In Lights". Also unknown Tenuke's lovers piece "Get Over You" is an enjoyable effort, showing she's a name to watch for in the near future. With furthermore decent efforts from Nefatari and Bridgez, the wealth of emerging female talent within Jamaica is just staggering. The clean version of the "Victory" riddim rounds off this real nice, albeit not very spectacular 'one riddim' set.