Capleton, Prophecy (1995)
Label: Def Jam Records
Few major-label dancehall albums have had the decency to avoid watering down a good thing. But Capleton's Def Jam debut, Prophecy, stands as a shining example of the good things that can happen when A&Rs simply leave a great artist alone and let him do what he does best. The few hip-hop remixes-"Wings of the Morning" featuring Method Man and the classic "Tour" remix on the "Chilldren's Story" beat-work not only because they're tastefully done but also because they're few and far between. The rest of the album is reserved for killer cuts like "Dis The Trinity" and "Heathen Rage." More fire.