Mad Ants (Explicit Version) CD (2002)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label Greensleeves
SKU 60586791
UPC 601811173329
UPC 14 00601811173329
Format CD
Release Date 12/3/2002
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Donovan Vendetta Bennett
CatalogID GRELCD 733
Lable Name Greensleeves Records
Released 12/03/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 69m : 17s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00601811173329
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Vendetta Studio, Kingston, Jamaica.
The Mad Ants riddim has a relatively slow bass beat with sharp high-pitched horns and percussion. The accompanying percussion is uptempo, which gives the dancehall singers a choice between trying to keep pace or relax with the bass beat. Ward 21 on "No Apologies" uses a relaxed chorus then spit-out rhymes along with the uptempo percussion. The speed that the singers have to rhyme makes the rhythm sound frantic, further proving that there is no complex scheme to naming rhythms. Every track on Mad Ants that the singer tries to keep pace with sounds stressed, as if the singer is trying to fit as many rhymes on the track as possible. The laid-back bass keeps the rhythm from sounding completely out of control. Lukie D's track is the only one on the album that manages to keep the rhythm from sounding hectic. "Roll Out"'s R&B take on Mad Ants seems to defeat the point of the rhythm. The singing plays over the rhythm and forgets why it is named after frenzied insects. The majority of quality tracks mix up the tempos, making use of the slow bass and fast percussion. Vybz Cartel and Wayne Marshall split the tempos between each other, letting Vybz Cartel rhyme and Wayne Marshall fill out the chorus. Beenie Man is the most playful with the rhythm, not letting himself get trapped into rhyming along with the percussion. His track, "Goodas Gal," ends up being one of the best on the compilation. Mad Ants isn't the heaviest-hitting rhythm, but it is interesting to listen to dancehall singers try to get on top of a tempo that is on the verge of burning them out. ~ Matt Whalley
Disc 1
1 No Hail Mi - Elephant Man
2 Got to Be - Surprise/Wayne Wonder
3 Struggle, The - Farenheit/Wayne Marshall/Bounty Killer
4 Boom Wuk - Mad Cobra
5 New Millenium - Wayne Marshall
6 Hype - Sizzla
7 Roll Out - Lukie D
8 No Apologies - Ward 21
9 In the Fire - Frisco Kid
10 Goodas Gal - Beenie Man
11 Rule the World - Bling Dawg
12 Out a Dat - Alozade
13 Paralyse
14 Sen On
15 Monster World
16 Floss Pass Dem
17 Seh Dem a Rasta - Kid Kurrupt
18 Weh She Come Fah
19 Warn Dem - Capleton
20 Mad Ants Rhythm - Shiah Coore
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