Various – Hostile Takeover Riddim

by Jan 10, 2022Mini-Review, Reviews

Release Info

Various – Hostile Takeover Riddim

Label: Lenky & Bulpus Productions | Format: DR | Street date: January 7, 2022


01. Busy Signal – In Town
02. Capleton – Wah Do Some Clown
03. Vershon – Ring The Alarm
04. Vershon – Ring The Alarm [Explicit]
05. Munga Honorable – A We Motto
06. Munga Honorable – A We Motto [Explicit]
07. Delly Ranx – Sidung
08. Delly Ranx – Sidung [Explicit]
09. Jah Izrehl – Watch You Mouth
10. Qrush – Dark

Various - Hostile Takeover Riddim
Norman ‘Bulpus’ Bryan, who has been producing on his Kickin Productions label since the 1980s, returned to the producers chair after a very long hiatus. His first comeback project was the 2018 released one drop reggae riddim In My Brain with cuts from Capleton, Iba Mahr, Ginjah, George Nooks, Chronixx & Richie Spice, Elijai, and Rockaz Element. It was followed by the mad 2019 dancehall riddim Grand Time, which was voiced by Busy Signal, Shenseea, T.O.K, Mr. Easy, Delly Ranx, Vershon, Craigy T, K Queens, and 5Star Akil. For his brand new dancehall juggling called Hostile Takeover, Bulpus has collaborated with Jermaine Lenky Dipro. Their previous collaboration was the 2019 released mid-tempo reggae backdrop called Fury Riddim which featured artists such as Iba Mahr, I-Wayne, I-Octane, Wayne Wonder, Pressure Busspipe, Lutan Fyah, Exco Levi, Jah Vinci, and Norris Man.

About two and a half years after the Fury Riddim, Lenky and Bulpus drop a mad dancehall trob entitled Hostile Takeover Riddim. Forget all those lacklustre dancehall riddims – in most cases sounding just the same – that flood the current market because this is the real deal! The Hostile Takeover Riddim is a bouncingly colourful backdrop with influences of hip-hop, reggae, and dub. The riddim is heavy and sounds like something coming from the early years of artists/producers Ward 21. Headed by stirring cuts from Busy Signal, who does his typically unpredictable brilliance, and the always fiery sounding King Shango aka Capleton, this selection brings the listener clean as well as explicit versions by Vershon, Munga Honorable, and Delly Ranx. All three artists deliver solid efforts with Vershon’s Ring The Alarm being the best cut, although the other two aren’t far away. Furthermore there’s Jah Izrehl, whose uncle is Little Twitch, with the decent message tune Watch You Mouth, before the somewhat disappointing Dark by Qrush rounds off this selection.

Without a doubt, Hostile Takeover Riddim is going to blow up the dance halls worldwide.

Busy Signal – In Town

Capleton – Wah Do Some Clown


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