Riddim Driven: Dancehall Rock

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Dancehall Rock is the latest in VP Records' Riddim Driven series, and like the other entries, it features fifteen contemporary Jamaican dancehall artists voicing over the same rhythm track, in this case, the so-called "dancehall rock" rhythm developed out of the King of Kings Studio in Kingston. The lead version, "Ova Di Wall," by Elephant Man, benefits greatly by being first, although the speed rap attack of Hollow Point on "Sen On" is also pretty exhilarating, and Voicemail's "Higher" manages to wring romantic emotion out of the rhythm with his smooth neo-soul crooning. By far the most successful version here, the eerie, sliding "Pop No Style" by Chico, is the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Dancehall Rock is the latest in VP Records' Riddim Driven series, and like the other entries, it features fifteen contemporary Jamaican dancehall artists voicing over the same rhythm track, in this case, the so-called "dancehall rock" rhythm developed out of the King of Kings Studio in Kingston. The lead version, "Ova Di Wall," by Elephant Man, benefits greatly by being first, although the speed rap attack of Hollow Point on "Sen On" is also pretty exhilarating, and Voicemail's "Higher" manages to wring romantic emotion out of the rhythm with his smooth neo-soul crooning. By far the most successful version here, the eerie, sliding "Pop No Style" by Chico, is the penultimate track, but a lot of these cuts fail to add much innovation to the rhythm, which will hardly matter once people hit the dance floor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645226820
  • Catalog Number: 2268
  • Sales rank: 341,263

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ova Di Wall (2:06)
  2. 2 Do It Fi Yuh Bad - Assassin (3:41)
  3. 3 Throw Word (3:06)
  4. 4 Put Foot Ova (3:27)
  5. 5 The Thing - Cécile (2:46)
  6. 6 Defense - T.O.K. (3:38)
  7. 7 Give Me More (2:39)
  8. 8 Tonight - Degree (3:07)
  9. 9 Sen On - Hollow Point (2:49)
  10. 10 High Grade - Mr. Easy (3:28)
  11. 11 Higher - Voicemail (3:25)
  12. 12 Bruk Pocket Hot Boy - General B (2:49)
  13. 13 Know Yu Friend - Macka Diamond (3:25)
  14. 14 Pop No Style - Chico (3:19)
  15. 15 Your Life - Black-Er (4:42)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
S. Stewart Composer
J.J. Campbell Composer
Paul Shields Mastering
Collin Levy Executive Producer
M. Davis Composer
C. Palmer Composer
C. Grant Composer
C. Clarke Composer
Deron D. James Art Direction
Cordell "Scatta" Burrell Producer, Engineer
Everton "Eva" Burrell Producer, Engineer
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