The Property Tax riddim is Delly’s latest compilation album which features established voices as well as upcoming artists while staying true to the pulse and excitement of Dancehall! Voiced in Kingston, Jamaica, Orlando, Florida and New York, New York, the riddim boasts of the beauty and attractiveness of the ladies (“Love the Girls” by Bling Dawg) while celebrating the things that make us great as a people (“Di Baddest” Sizzla).
Front and centre posthumously is Dancehall icon Captain Barkey, whose song “Property Tax” named the riddim, while the Worl General himself, Delly Ranx makes the ladies “Jiggle and Wine.” Macka Diamond is the only female on the riddim with the song “Nuh Behaviour” which lyrically tests the wiles of other females in the industry who do not have the stripes she has. Adding to the riddims prowess is ZJ Liquid and the chune “Wine For Me,” as well as Ratigan’s “Know Bout Diss.” Signed to Pure Music, and coming up the ranks is Knock Shizzle who voiced the song “Opa Locka” dealing with the matter of Wives who have a commitment from their Husbands.
Impressing the producer and management team with this and other singles voiced for the label, Knock Shizzle has established himself as being a rising star and future voice of Dancehall. “When putting together this riddim, I felt it was important to go back to the roots of modern Dancehall to give the people a sound that is familiar, but fresh messages from some of the best artists of today” said Delly Ranx, the riddim’s producer. “I’m blessed to see how the project turned out, and the performances each artist gave.”
One of the stand out chunes on the riddim comes from Buju Banton called “Wine and Bubble.” In his signature gruff and course voice, ‘Gargamel’ (as he is nicknamed) returns to his DJ patter of old when he says “wine and bubble gyal / world inna trouble gyal / world blessed / women yuh have it inna yuh hips!” Distributed by Johnny wonders 21st Hapilos, the riddim has been serviced to key DJ’s in each territory around the world receiving positive feedback and playlist additions. The riddim compilation is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and all leading digital retail outlets on Tuesday January 29th, 2013.