VP RECORDS CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING ANNUAL REGGAE COMPILATION
STRICTLY THE BEST VOL. 48 & 49 WILL BE RELEASED DECEMBER 17
The Latest Installments Feature Hits from Tessanne Chin, Sean Paul, Snoop Lion, Maxi Priest, Gyptian, Sizzla, Mr. Vegas, Bunji Garlin and more. Available on iTunes click on the banner to get it!
Established in 1993, Strictly The Best is the first annual reggae compilation in the business.
This year’s installment, which features an explosive collection of trendsetting hits on two separate discs, will mark the series’ 20th anniversary on December 17, 2013.
Year after year, the Strictly The Best series unveils a comprehensive collection of the genre’s most popular tunes and breaking hits. The go-to compilation features the genre’s biggest stars and is also a platform for new talent to gain notoriety in the industry.
This year’s Strictly The Best Vol. 48 includes 2013’s most sought-after smooth sounds in lovers rock and roots.
Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin, who is a top contender on NBC’s The Voice this season, delivers a spine-tingling ballad on “Incredible Love,” while roots empress Etana celebrates life’s blessings that are often taken for granted on the title track of her most recent effort Better Tomorrow.
Reggae’s royal family Morgan Heritage makes a grand entrance with “Here Come The Kings,” the title track off their most recent album, and delivers a powerful plea on “Forgive Me” towards the close of the album.
No. 1 Billboard hitmaker and UK’s reggae pop icon Maxi Priest also shines on his latest chart-topper “Easy To Love,” which will be featured on his 2014 album on VP Records.
Volume 48 will provide the perfect soundtrack to unwind and reflect over the holiday season for years to come.
The set opens with the fierce sizzler “Riot” from multi-platinum reggae star Sean Paul featuring Grammy-winning musician Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The song will also be featured on Sean Paul‘s upcoming studio album Full Frequency.
LISTEN TO JAH CURE – WAKE UP – SWEET PERSONALITY RIDDIM
Then, the fire keeps blazing with Major Lazer’s remix of 2013 Soul Train Award winner Bunji Garlin’s massive carnival hit “Differentology (Ready For The Road)”
Also, songs like Elephant Man’s “Miley Cyrus Twerk” and Mr. Vegas’ “Party Tun Up (remix)” featuring Fatman Scoop and Sean Paul will get the dancefloor shaking.
Whether it’s currently at the top of the Jamaican charts or an underground club anthem sweeping the dancehalls, every song on Volume 49 will get the party started no matter the occasion.
LISTEN TO SEAN PAUL FEAT DAMIAN JR GONG MARLEY – RIOT
STRICTLY THE BEST VOL. 48 TRACK LISTING:
1. Angola – Jah Boukes 2. Here Come The Kings – Morgan Heritage 3. Wake Up – Jah Cure 4. Better Tomorrow (Radio Mix) – Etana 5. Incredible Love – Tessanne Chin 6. Vixen (Radio Mix) – Gyptian feat. Angela Hunte 7. Na Na Na – Christopher Martin 8. Neighborhood Girl - Jamere Morgan 9. Easy To Love – Maxi Priest 10. Love You – Jamelody* 11. Forgive Me – Morgan Heritage* 12. You Will Know – Dalton Harris 13. Good Love – Sizzla *Exclusive Track
Strictly The Best Vol. 49 TRACK LISTING:
1. Riot – Sean Paul feat. Damian ”Jr. Gong” Marley 2. Differentology (Ready For The Road) Major Lazer Remix – Bunji Garlin 3. Party Tun Up (Remix) – Mr. Vegas feat. Sean Paul & Fatman Scoop 4. One Drop – QQ feat. Venomous 5. Bruk It – Aidonia 6. Bedroom Bully – Busy Signal 7. Dye Dye – Macka Diamond 8. I’m Coming – Konshens 9. Tight Up Skirt – Samantha J 10. Miley Cyrus Twerk – Elephant Man 11. Business – Vybz Kartel 12. Million Dollar Man – Mavado 13. Fruit Juice – Snoop Lion feat. Mr. Vegasreal deal