Various artists album review
Wild Joker
VP Records - Walboomers Music
26 - 01 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. Beenie Man - Peace
  2. Hawkeye - I Pray
  3. Ricky Rudie aka Bling Dawg - Give Thanks
  4. Tanto Metro & Devonte - Say Say
  5. Lady Saw - Owner
  6. Fargo Voice - Should I
  7. Danny English - You Gonna Die
  8. Silver Cat - Wow
  9. Mega Banton - Dung So
  10. Frisco Kid - Is It
  11. Mad Cobra - Not This Face
  12. Mr. Lex - The Weed
  13. Elephant Man - Try Stop Me
  14. Harry Toddler - Bun Yuh Out
  15. U.K. Worries - Yuh Nuh Care
  16. General B & Patchy - The Business
  17. Shocking Vibes Crew - Version
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Shocking Vibes in association with VP Records have unleashed the compilation set "Wild Joker" featuring 16 hardcore dancehall cuts over the hot new riddim from producer Patrick Roberts and the Shocking Vibes crew. The "Wild Joker" riddim is the anticipated follow up to last summer's smash hit riddim "Scarface" and already causes mayhem in the dancehalls thus taking its place among today's hottest and most popular riddims in Jamaica and abroad. Initially released as 45s on Shocking Vibes' newly created 'Springvale' label many of the cuts collected on this set have been tearing up the charts with the comical combination tune "The Business" being the real boomin' hit incorporating some hilarious swipes at fellow artists from General B of Monster Shack fame. Many of those name-checked appear on this set including Beenie Man aka Ras Moses who - with a little help from Ghost, Devonte and Kirk Davis - kicks it again with "Peace". Furthermore "Wild Joker" features solid pieces from the usual suspects like for example the rising star Ricky Rudie aka Bling Dawg, the very entertaining and successful dancehall duo Tanto Metro & Devonte, Mad Cobra, one of the foremost females in ragga/dancehall Lady Saw and talented Danny English. Also decent versions from artists who had their breakthrough in the year 2000; Elephant Man, Mr. Lex aka Lexxus and Harry Toddler. Also Mega Banton, who is back with a new style of voice, delivers a fine effort.
All cuts for the "Wild Joker" are presented in a special deejay mix from King Addies selector Neil Diamond. Loaded with lots of M16 gunshots this is a strictly hardcore ragga juggling set, only recommended for those who can stand a ruthless riddim assault.

Teacher & Mr. T.