Various Artists / Nice Up The Dance: Two Worlds Clash
Album: Nice Up The Dance: Two Worlds Clash   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Apr 2007
Label:Soul Jazz Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-29 Pull Date: 2007-07-01 Charts: Hip-Hop, Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 1 Jun 24 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27 May 20 May 13 May 6
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
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Boomin' In Ya Jeep
4. Dec 10, 2011: New World Disorder
Boomin' In Ya Jeep
2. Mar 24, 2012: New World Disorder
Boomin' In Ya Jeep
5. Apr 02, 2011: New World Disorder
Synthesizer Voice
3. Jan 28, 2012: New World Disorder
Synthesizer Voice
6. Feb 26, 2011: New World Disorder
Boomin' In Ya Jeep

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-05-01
[coll]: Nice Up the Dance: Two Worlds Clash
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/20/07
Great overview of the crossover between dancehall and hip hop, circa mid-80’s to 90’s. Quite a mix here – some cuts are almost roots rock, some are straight-up old school hip hop with just hints of Jamaicanosity. All are terrific riddims. Amazing history lesson in the liner notes. Go, Soul Jazz!
FCCs – one almost hidden “shit on track 6, multiple FCCs on 10.
I like 5 best, then 1, 2, 5, 9, 11, 13 – that’s a lot of killer tracks!
1. 4:36 ****buzzy, bouncy old-school hip hop riddim, danceable as hell, fun rap.
2. 3:27 ****starts with famous movie threat, then midtempo reggae/dancehall remix from multiple hits with Cutty Ranks’ rap over everything, manic cackles in the background.
3. 3:55 **electronic dancehall riddim with male chorus and female rap with heavily processed vocals
4. 4:38 ***midtempo hip hop with a bit of one-drop and sample of Augustus Pablo’s melodica. Very NY style rap, with obvious cleanup job, class struggle lyrics.
5. 4:44 *****downtempo skank, insanely dance-worthy, lunatic rap.
6. 3:07 FCC: “shit” in intro ***starts with talking, then downtempo dancehall skank, classic dancehall vocals.
7. 3:36 ***boopy and scratchy downtempo dancehall, sweet tenor rasta rap. He’s really saying “if it’s not Jah”… FWIW…
8. 3:37 ***just rap at intro, riddim comes together slowly, minimalist dancehall skank. Sean Paul was one of the major dancehall originators.
9. 4:03 ****bouncy danceable electronic dancehall, sweet harmonized rap/singing, cool lyrics.
10. 3:34 multiple FCCs: “motherfucking” “shit” ***random whistles and horns intro, fantastic deep baritone and hyper tenor rap. Pity about the FCCs…
11. 3:55 ****short talking intro, then fantastic hard old school hip hop riddim with dancehall vocals. This riddim is CRAZY!
12. 3:29 ***remix of a classic rock steady hit, downtempo skank, female singing. Lovely!
13. 3:45 ****fantastic midtempo dancehall riddim, very minimalist, great harmonizing vocals by major hitmakers.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Kenny Dope Feat. Screechy Dan Boomin' In Ya Jeep
2. Cutty Ranks Who Say Me Done
3. Ms. Thing Get That Money
4. J-Live Satisfied
5. Pompidoo Synthesizer Voice
6. Tenor Saw Ring The Alarm (Hip Hop Mix)
7. Bluesinger If I Know Jah
8. Sean Paul Infiltrate
9. China Africa Fuss Fuss
10. Ward 21 Petrol
11. Kenny Dope Feat. Shaggy Gunshot
12. Dawn Penn No No No
13. Chaka Demus And Pliers The Boom