Established in 1992, Strictly The Best is the longest running reggae compilation series in the business. Following the Reggae Gold release, the annual STB series offers a more comprehensive collection of dancehall and roots sounds that have crossover potential and cater to reggae fans alike. Each year, VP carefully compiles a library of most exclusive dancehall/reggae tunes to keep the pace with the biggest Jamaican hits. Showcasing the most buzz-worthy and talented artists, STB series has been the proving ground for many of reggae's biggest stars including Sean Paul, Mavado, Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Capleton and many others.
Volume 54 rallies the most in-demand roots and lover's rock singers for a must-have set from artists like Ikaya, Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, MAGIC ft. Sean Paul. Alborosie feat. Protoje, Sizzla Ft. Jah Cure, Raging Fyah and Jah9.
As an added touch this year, each volume features a bonus album of classic hits. Vol. 54, the lovers rock and roots edition, has a bonus disc of classics from Jamaica's celebrated vocal groups - including The Wailing Souls, The Heptones, The Mighty Diamonds, etc.
If you want to know what the next big reggae hit is in the streets or on the airwaves, Strictly The Best is the only compilation.
1. Mr. Vegas – Identify My Love
2. Romain Virgo – LoveSick
3. Dalton Harris – Unfaithful Choices
4. Ikaya – Stuck In the Middle
5. Tarrus Riley – Cool Me Down
6. Magic – Lay You Down Easy feat. Sean Paul
7. Christopher Martin – Take Me Back (J Vibe Reggae Mix)
8. Sizzla – Bad Mind feat. Jah Cure
9. Alborosie – Strolling feat. Protoje
10.Raging Fyah – Get Up
11.Morgan’s Heritage – Natty Bald Head
12.Sanchez (Korea) – Trap Set
13.Freddie McGregor – Calling
14.Conkarah & Rosie Delmah – Hello (Reggae Cover)
15.Jah9 – Unafraid
1. Wailing Souls – Penny I Love You
2. The Heptones – Love Has Many Faces
3. The Techniques – You Don’t Care
4. The Sensations – Born To Love You
5. The Uniques – The Beatitude
6. The Paragons – Got to Get Away
7. Tamlins – Don’t Break Your Promise
8. The Mighty Diamonds – Pass the Kutchie
9. Brian & Tony Gold – Bullseye
10.Home T – Single Life
12.Lust – Just As I Am
13.Morgan Heritage – Down By the River
14.Voicemail – Playing Games