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Daddy Crucial's Birthday Bash
Presented by Platinum Jam in Conjunction with Ras Promotions
By Lady Zimma & Miss Mention, Dainty Crew
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Saturday 28th July 2001 @ Club Adastra, Wolverhampton, UK

On arrival to Club Adastra Nottingham's New Celebrity Roadshow were on the wheels of steel playing a medley of Garnet Silk tunes. Luciano advised that it was just a "personal aim" on 'Ulterior Motive' followed by Sizzla and Capleton's offerings on the same riddim.

New Celebrity continued on the cultural tips with the likes of Sizzla's 'Holding Firm', Anthony B's 'Raid The Barn' and back to Sizzla with 'Good Ways' and 'Gaze'. Capleton was on 'Tour' and then he lit up his 'Chalice' before Beenie Man advised "Selassie I send dem". Cobra was getting "high" alongside Toni Braxton and then he boasted how he could 'Slant It' before we got the Bookshelf and Playground riddims.

Barrington Levy joined Bounty Killer on 'Living Dangerously' and General B requested "Whine Nicky, whine Nicky, whine"! While Roundhead DJed "Hotter hotter hear me now fatter".

Dave Kelly's diehard Bruk Out riddim was played with the Grass Cart riddim hot on its heels. New Celebrity moved onto yet another Dave Kelly classic in the form of the Showtime riddim. All woman who mind themselves got treated to Destiny Childs' 'Independent Woman' and Ja Rule featuring Christina Milian advised that "Everthing little thing that we do, is between me and you".

Mystikal warned about the 'Danger' and he wasn't far wrong with the 'Chi Chi Man' remix hot on his heels. Missy Elliot said 'Get Your Freak On' and then Lexxus came in on the same riddim with 'Bungs A Gal'. Eve questioned 'Who's That Girl?' before QB Finest featuring Nas were up with 'Oochie Wally'.

The tunes were being dropped thick and fast by New Celebrity and the birthday boy himself stepped to the mic. Dressed in black suit with matching white stripes down the arms and legs Daddy Crucial took the mic and introduced Stone Love's Rory.

Rory's first tune to drop for the night was Garnet Silk's 'Complaint' dub, which got an instant forward. He them moved to Sanchez' 'Praise Him' before Bounty Killer warned that we were to get "Gun down inna the middle of gun town, me silent gun, mek no sound".

Jigsy King's coarse vocals could then be heard with "Rappa pam pam rude bwoy nah promote no battyman" before Shabba boasted how he keeps it 'Shine & Criss'. Louie Culture was up next with 'Bogus Badge' followed by Terror Fabulous' 'Gangster'. We then got a couple of singers including Tony Curtis' 'Love Should Have Brought You Home' and Wayne Wonder's 'Forever Young'.

Buju Banton advised on dub that 'Sound Fi Dead' then Rory presented the next tune as the number one in Jamaica has he dropped VC's 'By His Deeds' on dubplate. At this point the place was really beginning to hot up and Rory dropped the Spanish Harlem riddim before Bounty's 'No Restaurant Under Gal'.

The Orgasm riddim got dropped and various forms of the Screechie dance were being demonstrated by the masses. Swiftly onto the Superstar riddim then next to the Juice riddim with TOK requesting that we all 'Shake Ya Bam Bam'. The Fiesta riddim got a good response and both the Screechie and Zip It Up dances were getting rinsed.

It was back to the singers with Beres Hammond at the helm singing 'Double Trouble' before Sanchez was getting impatient with 'I Can't Wait'. Barrington Levy sang that he was 'Too Experienced' and Beres Hammond was 'Putting Up A Resistance'. Dennis Brown was about to start a 'Revolution' before we were entertained to more singers.

Half Pint's 'Greetings' was dropped before Junior Tucker said we were all of 'One Blood'. Rory then began to mix in Chaka Demus and Pliers 'Murder She Wrote'. Baby Cham questioned "How many gal get slam through money"? before Bounty Killer scorned the 'Wutless Bwoy'. Ward 21's Bellyas riddim came just before the Chiney Gal and Arrow riddims.

The Rice & Peas riddim went out and in came the Fiesta riddim then Babycham advised that "Man and man a groundsman" before Sizzla hastily asked for all to 'Get To The Point'. Vegas wasn't about to "Sucky ducky to get no name brand". The Faith riddim dropped and Terror Fabulous was saddling up for the 'Position' while Buju Banton said that "Over the dickie dickie the girls them get mad". Joseph Stepper gave a shout out to all the "wives" while Penny Irie was busy with the 'Hood Inna Hole'. Tiger growled 'When' and Beenie Man was dealing with the 'Wickedest Slam'.

Alozade advised "Me nuh watch gal" before the Headache riddim made an entrance and Rory finished his set on TOK's 'Chi Chi Man'.

New Celebrity entered with a singers medley with the likes of Sanchez' 'Missing You' and Junior Kelly's 'Love So Nice'. The lights came on and the crowds slowly started to disperse.

The last lyric that remember hearing was Sanchez crooning "One, you're like a dream come true" upon exiting the venue.

Big respect to Daddy Crucial and Robert although I never got round to hailing you up on the night.

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