Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Inna Rub-A-Dub Style...
Various
John John Records / 21st Hapilos
Digital Release
November 18, 2013

Track list
  1. Chronixx - Alpha & Omega (Raw)
  2. Chronixx - Alpha & Omega (Edit)
  3. Chuck Fenda & Junior Reid - Warfare
  4. I-Octane - Love We Deal Wid
  5. Jah Cure & Bounty Killer - A Murdah
  6. Mykal Rose - Rude Bwoy
  7. Sizzla - Big Surprise
  8. Tarrus Riley - Money Cry
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Veteran producer John John does huge things on his latest composition, the golden "Inna Rub-A-Dub Style..." riddim, which actually turns out to be an updated version of a rootical backdrop that underpinned Freddie McGregor's single "Leave Yah" from 1981. The awesome "Inna Rub A Dub Style..." comes through with a booming vintage style on which legendary guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith also lends a hand. It has been voiced by a truly ridiculous lineup of modern vocalists such as I-Octane, Tarrus Riley, Mykal Rose, Chronixx and Sizzla Kalonji.

The tune garnering most of the attention, unsurprisingly, is "A Murdah", a lethal combination of Jah Cure & Bounty Killer. However as it turns out, it's not at all the best tune on the track - and it ain't the second best either. Instead, carrying the biggest hands here are the likes of I-Octane, Tarrus Riley, Sizzla Kalonji and a full-on HALTING Chronixx, who takes top honours here with the MAMMOTH praising piece, "Alpha & Omega" (appearing here in both the 'raw' and 'edited' version).
"Go put dis up in di Gleaner
Mi want it reach every reader:
IF YOU NO LIVE LIKE HAILE SELASSIE, YOU NO FIT FI BE CHRONIXX LEADER!"
Chuck Fenda & Junior Reid's decent "Warfare" is followed by I-Octane's outstanding message tune "Love We A Deal Wid". Mykal Rose's 'Waterhouse' style of singing perfectly suits the vibe of the riddim and thus his cut called "Rude Bwoy" is worth hearing. Sometimes Sizzla delivers a 'hit or miss' piece, but with "Big Surprise" he doesn't disappoint at all. On the contrary, it's one of the standouts here. Tarrus Riley rounds off this set in real great style! BOOM tune!

You can't go wrong with this collection of tunes and you won't. MAD!