Monday, April 26, 2010

'Classic' Riddim Review

Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor of No Doubt Records returns with his latest riddim entitled 'Classic'.

'Classic' is a slow-paced, lover’s rock riddim featuring many of the top artists in reggae music. It’s not Flava’s best effort and probably doesn’t quite live up to its name, but it is one those riddims that can nicely complement a lovers rock playlist.

Newcomer Khago supplies a catchy hook and melody on Love Stomach while veterans the likes of Tony Curtis (Golden Eyes), Maxi Priest (Like An Angel), Beres Hammond (No Apology), Singing Melody (Special Love) and Lukie D (Girl I Surrender) all ride the riddim smoothly.

Wayne Wonder (In Your Eyes) sounds rather generic and maybe even a bit uncomfortable on a riddim that you would assume he would be right at home on. Not his best performance.

Duane Stephenson and Ras Shiloh turn in an excellent performance on the conscious effort Soon As We Rise and Etana, Pressure, and Gyptian offer solid efforts on I Know You Love Me, Thinking About You and All I Wish Is Love, respectively.

Overall, Classic is a decent riddim but it won’t necessarily be a memorable one.

Gramps Morgan - Riddim Driven: Classic

Track Listing:

1. No Apology- Beres Hammond
2. I Know You Love Me- Etana
3. Like An Angel- Maxi Priest
4. In Your Eyes- Wayne Wonder
5. Special Love- Singing Melody
6. Soon As We Rise- Duane Stephenson featuring Ras Shiloh
7. Darling It’s You- Gramps Morgan
8. Thinking About You- Pressure
9. Girl I Surrender- Lukie D
10. Love Stomach- Khago
11. Searching- Kashief Lindo
12. Golden Eyes- Tony Curtis
13. Love On The Replay- Nikesha Lindo
14. All I Wish Is Love- Gyptian
15. Which Side Are You On- Fiona
16. Classic Riddim- Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor