Words by Jesse Serwer—
Since 1990, VP Records has released two annual Strictly the Best compilations, compiling the year’s biggest tunes in reggae and dancehall onto two separate releases. For this year’s editions, the label tapped Clovis Brown, the Jamaica Observer‘s provocative editorial cartoonist—and a LargeUp favorite—to design the CD covers. The famed cultural gadfly puts his distinctive visual spin on a reggae dance and a dancehall bashment, for Strictly the Best 46 and 47, respectively. Read LargeUp’s interview with Clovis here, and get the full track listings for the discs below. And for more on Strictly the Best’s history, read an exhaustive rundown of every release in the series, at Achis’ Reggae Blog.