Rankin Scroo / Solid
Album:Solid Collection:Reggae
Artist:Rankin Scroo Added:May 2008
Label:Crucial Youth 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-05-11 Pull Date:2008-07-13 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jul 6Jun 29Jun 8Jun 1May 25May 18

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 17, 2009:Happy Hour
Jah Bless
4.Jul 05, 2008:New World Disorder
Run Come
2.Nov 13, 2008:Happy Hour
Jah Bless
5.Jun 24, 2008:New World Disorder
Above Dem
3.Oct 23, 2008:Happy Hour
Jah Bless
6.Jun 07, 2008:New World Disorder
Jah Bless

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-05-12 
Rankin Scroo – Solid
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/9/08
Conscious Dancehall/Reggae by Bay Area singer and producer. Almost all of the riddims are entirely put together by Rankin Scroo himself, and although they’re interesting and mostly eminently listenable, I miss having some interplay of musicians. Vocals and lyrics are quite strong.
No FCCs detected. I like 5 best, 1, 7 and 13 also quite good.
1. 4:05 ***starts with ticking and yells, then forceful dancehall.
2. 3:36 *starts with a bit of praying, then very mellow slow organ-based skank. Religious lyrics with female backing vocals.
3. 3:06 **often-used acoustic guitar nyahbinghi riddim, cool dancehall vocals
4. 4:00 tabla intro turns into bouncy midtempo skank, very commercial production. Love song.
5. 3:53 ****fine downtempo one-drop, simple but with layers of instrumentation, solid lyrics.
6. 2:56 **somewhat downtempo skank, political diatribe.
7. 3:40 ***downtempo organ-based skank with a bit of nyahbinghi drumming, some falsetto dancehall vocals a la Sizzla.
8. 4:23 **long intro, very sparse electronic riddim.
9. 3:35 execrable love song, custom made for BET, with sugar coating.
10. 3:37 *downtempo sparse dancehall, dance number, all about the girl’s body – but actually rather fun.
11. 4:07 **downtempo roots skank, Rasta lyrics.
12. 4:11 *downtempo electronic dancehall riddim, religious lyrics.
13. 5:00 ***slightly downtempo skank with bouncy syncopation, Rasta lyrics.
14. 3:50 **another sparse electronic dancehall one-drop, strong lyrics.

Track Listing
1.Run Come 8.Hoyah Hoyah
2.Heavenly Father Feat. Ginger 9.Lovin Everything About You
3.Segregation 10.Hips Like Wha
4.Dream Dream Feat. Lutan Fyah 11.Lurkin
5.Jah Bless 12.My Father's House
6.My People Feat. Jah Dan 13.Solid As A Rock
7.Above Dem 14.Ain't Going Out Like That