Beenie Man, Maestro (1995)
Label: Greensleeves, VP
Making a great Beenie Man album is like catching lightning in a bottle. Maestro captures the Doctor before he reached the heights of his crossover success, spitting fire on bad-man tunes like "Any Mr. Man" and dancehall boomshots like "Romie" and "Girls Them Sugar." The album's operatic title track is the essence of audio excitement.