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LENKY: 1 of Dancehalll's best producers/musicians
My personal list for best dancehall producers/musicians:
1. Sly & Robbie
2. Steelie & Cleavie
3. Mafia & Fluxy
4. Dave Kelly
5. Tony Kelly
6. Haldane "Danny" Browne
7. Steve "LENKY" Marsden
8. Craig "Left Side" Parkes
9. Andre "Suku" Gray (Ward 21)
10. Ricky "Mad Man" Myrie
11. Paul "Tetimus" Edmund
12. Jammy "Jam1" James
These are names of musicians who you will find on most of dancehall's popular riddims past & present. These are musicians whom production houses build their riddim catalogue upon.
Nuff people underrate Lenky cuz he doesnt have a big name & it isnt until recently that his name has a buzz around it. But Lenky has put in nuff work as a musician behind Shocking Vibes' innovative riddims & other Dancehall hit tunes.
Besides Sly & Robbie, Steelie & Cleavie, Mafia & Fluxy, Dave & Tony Kelly... Lenky is 1 of di best dancehall musicians who is consistent. Is thru him didnt have a big name that you may not know how many riddims he's been responsible for since at least back to 95. After Dave & Tony Kelly, Lenky was di 1st new dancehall musician to innovate dancehall music even further with his own signature sounds...dat why people in di industry called him "Reggae Jesus"...cuz when dancehall was inna rutt round 96 & 97 Lenky helped innovate new types of riddims.
Some riddims Lenky is or partially responible for making:
Damsel Pandimonium - Shocking Vibes: "Damsel Ship & "Girls I See"-Beenie, "No Long Talkin"-Lady Saw
Ill NaNa - EastCoast: "Sister Dawn" & "My Gal Dem"-Beenie, "Nuh Tree Nah Grow"-Merciless
Yaw Yaw - Shocking Vibes: "Yaw Yaw"-Beenie, "Dreamy Eyes"-Devonte, "Shorty"-Lady Saw
(Now-a-Days) Punanny - Shocking Vibes: "Girls Dem Sugar" & "Romie"-Beenie
Urkle - Shocking Vibes: "Big Up & Trust" & "Tear Off Me Garment"-Beenie, "Good Wuk"-Lady Saw
The Arrow - Pretty Boy: "Follow Mi Arrow"-BountyKiller
QuickSand - Size8: "Magnet"-BountyKiller & Richie Stevens, "Here Comes the Rain"-Crissy D, "All I Realy Want"-TOK
Cloak & Dagger - Shocking Vibes: "Hice it Up"-Lady Saw, "Goggle"-Tanya Stevens, "Oyster & Conch"-Beenie
Sloppa - Pot Of Gold: "Slop Dem"-Richie Stevens
Sore - Shocking Vibes: "Maestro"-Beenie
Healing - Shocking Vibes: "Healing"-Lady Saw & Beenie
Maniac - Pot of Gold: "Maniac"-BountyKiller & Richie Stevens
Girls Galore - Pot of Gold: "Independent Gal"-Tanya Stevens & Lady G, "Who Badda"-Degree & Lady Saw, "Bounce Along"-Spragga & Wayne Wonder
Rattle Snake - Dutch Pot: "Tear Dem World"-BountyKiller, "Sweetest Taboo"-Crissy D
Pot Cover - Size8: "Strike Like Matches"-Crissy D
Yes Buju - Gargamel: "Yes Buju" & "Mumma Prem Prem"-Buju Banton
Beetle Juice - Shocking Vibes: "See Mi Ya"-Beenie
SpotLight - Penthouse: "Everyone Falls in Love"-Tanto Metro & Devonte, "Up Close & Personal"-Buju, "Nah Get No Bly"-SeanPaul, "Do You Wanna Diss"-Beenie
Things & Time - Penthouse: "Can You Play Some More"-Beres Hammond, "No Rebel in Disguise"-Buju, "Magic Woman"-Richie Stevens, "Pull it Up"-Beres & Buju
Party Time - In Time Music: "All My Girls"-Capleton, "Satisfy Yourself"-Sizzla, "Zum Zum"-Beenie, "Party Time"-WayneMarshall
Lenky has worked wit the top artist, producers & musicians in the Reggae industry. Now Lenky deh deh at di height of him career wit di MasterPiece & Diwali riddims. The Diwali, which is an example of his innovative style, will go down as a monumental riddim longside the other great dancehall riddims like Stalag, SlengTeng, Rockers, Punanny, SantaBarbara, Stink, ArabAttack, PepperSeed, JoyRide, Bruk Out, etc...
Big Up Lenky!
anything from Penthouse in the last 5 years has been played by Lenky
Also all the riddims produced by Degree on his labels
Lenky is a genius. simple.
in my opinion Masterpiece is a better collection of songs than even Diwalli. time will tell. in either case we're lucky to have Lenky in this business. Big up Zye for giving credit where its due. about time someone did.
Re: LENKY: 1 of Dancehalll's best producers/musicians
Originally posted by ---ZyE---
The Diwali, which is an example of his innovative style, will go down as a monumental riddim longside the other great dancehall riddims like Stalag, SlengTeng, Rockers, Punanny, SantaBarbara, Stink, ArabAttack, PepperSeed, JoyRide, Bruk Out, etc...
Big Up Lenky!
LARGE UP FI DAT STATEMENT YUTE!!