Wednesday, November 3, 2010

20th Anniversary of ‘Strictly The Best’ Series

(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) –VP Records is set to release its highly anticipated annual hit series, Strictly the Best Vol. 42 and Strictly the Best Vol. 43, on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary of showcasing the very best in reggae and dancehall music from throughout the year, the Strictly The Best (STB) series are a proven hit with fans and the longest running series in reggae music.

Strictly The Best Vol. 42 features the top reggae singers in the genre, including Gyptian, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Tessanne, Alaine, Gramps Morgan, Sanchez and Marcia Griffiths, on a 16-track melodic montage that is bound to satisfy every reggae fan.

STB Vol. 42 lives up to its name with hit singles such as “Unconditional Love” by Jah Cure featuring Phylissa, “Dark Skin Girl” by singing sensation Romain Virgo, “So Much In Love” from Gyptian, “A Beer And A Girl” by the eternal Marcia Griffiths, and reggae rocker Tessanne on the glorious remake of Foreigner’s smash ballad, “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

Strictly The Best Vol. 43 sizzles with the hottest artists in dancehall music, including Sean Paul, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Gyptian, Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man, Mavado, Elephant Man, Bounty Killer and even rap star Nas. From the titillating “Turn Me On” by Sean Paul, to Gyptian’s romantic new single “Nah Let Go,” the breakout hit “My Heart Remix” from Wayne Marshall featuring Mavado, dance anthem “How We Do It” by Elephant Man and Bounty Killer, and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Nas featuring Dennis Brown on “Land Of Promise,” STB Vol. 43 smokes with 16 tracks guaranteed to blaze the dancehalls.

1. Unconditional Love – Jah Cure Ft. Phylissa
2. Love Is – Courtney John
3. In The Living Years – Stevie Face
4. Dark Skin Girl – Romain Virgo
5. Superman – Tarrus Riley
6. I Want To Know What Love Is - Tessanne
7. Come Back To Bed – Gramps Morgan
8. Baby Come To Me – Fiona & Stevie Face
9. My Promise – Andy Livingston
10. You Are Me – Alaine
11. Our Heroes – Ed Robinson
12. If You Don’t Know Me By Now – George Nooks
13. Butterflies – Gappy Ranks
14. So Much In Love – Gyptian
15. Feel Good All Over – Sanchez
16. A Beer And A Girl – Marcia Griffiths

1. Land Of Promise – Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley & Nas Ft. Dennis Brown
2. How We Do It – Elephant Man & Bounty Killer
3. I’m OK – Beenie Man
4. Nah Sell Out – Khago
5. Puff It – I_Octane
6. Nine Life – Mavado
7. My Heart (Remix) – Wayne Marshall Ft. Mavado
8. Nah Let Go – Gyptian
9. Better Can Wuk (Stuck) – Vybz Kartel
10. Wifey Anthem/Video Light Medley – Delly Ranx, Taranchyla & Froggy Madd Squad
11. Dumper Truck (That Sweet Yuh) – Vybz Kartel
12. Turn Me On – Sean Paul
13. Bubble Again (That Mi Seh) – Charly Blacks
14. How U Bad So – Busy Signal
15. Hand Inna Di Air – Assassin
16. Think A Little Time – I-Octane

Strictly The Best Vol. 42 and Vol. 43 will be available in stores and on iTunes on December 7, 2010. Please direct all press inquiries to the VP Records Publicity Department - Rhona Fox at 718-425-1151 or

Established in 1990, VP Records’ annual hit series Strictly The Best (STB) is the longest-running reggae and dancehall compilation series in the business. Each year, VP Records releases two (2) volumes in the STB series, one each for reggae and dancehall, thereby showcasing the buzz-worthy hits and biggest artists in reggae and dancehall for the year. STB is also a proven launching pad for many of reggae and dancehall’s biggest stars, including Sean Paul, Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Capleton and Richie Spice, just to name a few. If you want to know what the next big reggae hit is in the streets or on the airwaves, listen to Strictly The Best!

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