Strictly the Best – Dancehall, Roots and Lovers Rock

Simply The BestSince Jamaica won 11 medals including six gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, the country has been celebrating their ground-breaking success. VP Records continues this winning streak November 25, 2008 with a number of trail-blazing victory tunes on this year’s Strictly The Best series. The award-winning compilation features reggae anthems fitting the occasion from the hottest stars including Elephant Man, Mavado, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas, Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Etana, Tessanne Chin, Demarco and many more.

This year’s epic compilation includes Elephant Man’s number 1 hit “Nuh Linga” (produced by Boardhouse Records) and the remixed “Sweep” version, which was introduced to the world as Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt’s celebration dance after his 100m victory at the Beijing Olympics.

STB keeps the fearless spirit alive with Mr Vegas’s scorcher “Must Come Ah Road” and warrior princess Etana’s “I Am Not Afraid”. Serani continues “Playing Games”. Dancehall don Mavado prepares to “Overcome”, while Demarco will “Sort Them Out”. Listeners should also plan to “Back It Up” with Mr. Evil and Sean Paul and “Ride Or Die” with Cecile until the finish line. This musical collection incorporates all the elements for triumph – persistence, passion and pure talent.

Whether its currently on the top the Jamaican charts, a huge underground seller on the streets or the massive club jam sweeping the dancehalls, Strictly The Best series provides the hottest catalog of dancehall/reggae music for the Fall season. The compilation has become a highly anticipated release whose popularity has increasing each year.

Following up after the Reggae Gold release, STB offers a more comprehensive collection of dancehall and roots sounds that have crossover potential and cater to the hard-core reggae fans alike.

     

Mark Lee

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