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Chukki Starr Most Wanted

Chukki Starr Most Wanted

Chukki Starr Most Wanted

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The Reggae major Greensleeves/VP Records comes with a compilation of Chukki Starr’s hits.


After their Wailing Souls, Yellowman, Ranking Dread and Eek-A-Mouse 'Most Wanted' compilations, Greensleeves have decided to focus on the British Chukki Starr. What a deception ! Not because of Starr him-self but because the VP team prefer releasing a best-of to producing a new album.

Starr is from London, UK. He started as a deejay for his own Echo Tone Hi Fi sound system; recording his first cuts for a UK sound called Volcano and then voicing some specials in Jamaica. Back in town in the mid 90’s, he worked with serious producers such as Gussie P and later for Bobby Digital and African Star.
He really found a larger audience with the release of his debut album 'Ghetto Youth Livity', produced by Mad Professor in 1998. Then came 'Forever Shall Praise' in 2001 on Bakchich Records, followed by two albums for Jet Star ('From Crime to Kodesh' and 'Can’t Stop I', in 2005).

Is this compilation a test for VP to check if it would be an interesting deal to produce a new album of this underrated artist ? If so, we hope it will be a successful release.

Anyway, the compilation features a lot of big tunes such as Forever Shall Praise, The Almighty One, Love & Peace, Hard Fi Smile, Show Your Love, Sweet Meditation… Most of them are issued from 'Ghetto Youths Livity' and 'Forever Shall Praise' but it also features some Jet Star, Bakchich, Saxon and Special Delivery productions. The most interesting track is perhaps the killer tune Mark Of The Beast, originally released in 1998 on the Saxon label.

So, check out this release if you have never heard about the singjay called Chukki. From modern roots riddims to dancehall music, the London singjay makes tunes that we can listen to over and over again. If you already know these classics, you can still use this compilation for your car sessions.

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