- Capital Punishment (album)
Name = Capital Punishment
April 28, 1998
East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Mafioso rap, Latin rap
Length = 71:53
Label = Loud/Relativity
Producer = Juju
Big Punisher Fat Joe RZA
Franky "Nitty" Pimental
Mike "Trauma" D
*"Allhiphop" rating|5|5 [http://www.allhiphop.com/reviews/?ID=1037 link]
Allmusic" rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:4adovwxua9lk link]
*"The Source" rating|4|5 [http://www.buy.com/prod/Capital_Punishment_Explicit_Version/q/loc/109/60371588.html June, 1998, p. 189]
*"Q" rating|4|5 [http://www.buy.com/prod/Capital_Punishment_Explicit_Version/q/loc/109/60371588.html June, 2000, p. 123]
*"Rap Pages" rating|4|5 [http://www.buy.com/prod/Capital_Punishment_Explicit_Version/q/loc/109/60371588.html September, 1998, p. 120]
*"Rapreviews.com" rating|9.5|10 [http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/BTTL_capital.html]
*"The Cabstand" rating|5|5 [http://thecabstand.webs.com/bigpuncapitalpunish.htm 2007]
Entertainment Weekly" (B) [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,283961,00.html July 17, 1998, p. 85]
Rolling Stone" rating|4|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/bigpunisher/albums/album/210996/review/6067932/capital_punishment May 6, 1998]
Last album =
This album = "Capital Punishment" (1998)
Next album = "
Yeeeah Baby" (2000)
"Capital Punishment" is the Grammy Nominated debut album by rapper
Big Pun, recorded in 1998.
It is widely regarded by fans and critics alike as his finest work, and it was his only album released while he was living — he died due to a heart attack before the release of "
Yeeeah Baby". Thanks to the hit single "Still Not a Player," produced by Knobody, a remix of Pun's previous single "I'm Not a Player" featuring R&B singer Joe in an interpolation of his own song, "I Don't Wanna Be a Player," "Capital Punishment" debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200charts and became the first album by a solo Latino rap artist to reach the platinum sales mark. To date the album has sold 2 million copies. The album was nominated for the Best Rap Album Grammy, but lost the award to Jay-Z's "". Capital Punishment is an has topics emcompassing battle raps on "Beware", "The Dream Shatterer", and "Super Lyrical", fantasies with women on "Still Not a Player" and "I'm Not a Player", relationships on "Punish Me", storytelling in "Fast Money" and mafioso lifestyles on "Glamour Life". The album also boasts the street classics "You Ain't a Killer" and "Twinz".
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