September 09, 1997
Def Jam

Album Review

I-Testament is a calculated attempt to increase dancehall singer Capleton's appeal to the contemporary urban artists of America. That means that whatever genuine reggae roots he had are now smoothed over, but that isn't necessarily bad, since his voice is powerful and convincing. I-Testament owes more to sinewy, seductive contemporary R&B rhythms influenced by ragga and dancehall than to reggae itself, but much of this music is solidly constructed, such as the soulful "Hurts My Heart." There's still a bit of filler on I-Testament, but the best moments make it a winning record.
Leo Stanley, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Divide and Rule (Interlude)
  2. East Coast to the West Coast
  3. Old and the Young
  4. Hurts My Heart
  5. Original Man
  6. Escape the Judgement (Interlude)
  7. Nah Bow (Do Now)
  8. Steep Mountain
  9. Mark of the Beast
  10. No Man Can Save No Man
  11. Movin' On
  12. Ready to Shout
  13. Death Row
  14. Stop the Coming
  15. Love the One You're With
  16. Free Our Minds (Interlude)
  17. Babylon Use Dem Brain [Version]
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