The state of this year's Best Of The Best Concert remains somewhat tentative still, due to Jamaica's ongoing declared state of emergency. Still, concert organizers have said the show is still set to go as planned, and it's undeniable that the bill features a veritable who's-who of Caribbean and urban artists. As we wait to see if everything goes off without a hitch, DJ Richie Epps has teamed up with Coast 2 Coast mixtapes and Rising Sun International to bring you the Best of the Best 2010 Concert Official Mixtape.
The tape is 50 tracks deep and features nearly everyone scheduled to perform, mixing a selection of exclusives with a couple hip-hop songs and a number of popular Caribbean riddims. Kicking things off is the "Hold Yuh Riddim," which is probably the most recognizable nowadays since Gyptian's success in getting his version getting heavy play here in the States. Here Lady Saw, Machel Montano, Vybz Kartel, and Nicki Minah all chime in over the riddim.
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Mavado, Serani, Capelton, Chino, and Demarco -- among others -- all also make multiple appearances throughout the tape over various other tracks. And on the hip-hop side of things, Gucci Mane, Khaled, Diddy, Trina, and Rick Ross each boast a song or two placed towards the end of the tape. And lastly, the tape wouldn't be the official concert mixtape if it wasn't adorned with a couple 1-800-411-PAIN plugs and a couple skit-commercials announcing the confirmed acts of the upcoming concert.
All in all, this diverse artist line-up makes for a great mixtape to get you through the next few days until the show. And of course, this diverse artist line-up is also what will make the 2010 Best Of The Best Concert one for the books. To purchase tickets for Best Of The Best click here, and to download the mixtape click below.