Capital Punishment (album)


Capital Punishment (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Capital Punishment
Type = Album
Artist = Big Pun


Released = April 28, 1998
Recorded =
Genre = East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Mafioso rap, Latin rap
Length = 71:53
Label = Loud/Relativity
Producer = Juju
Rockwilder
Knobody
L.E.S.
Big Punisher
Fat Joe
RZA
Showbiz
dead prez
Mike Zulu
Domingo
Franky "Nitty" Pimental
Young Lord
Jugrnaut
Mike "Trauma" D
Minnesota
V.I.C.
Danny O
EQ
Reviews =
*"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.

Album information

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 200 charts 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".

Official Track Listing

ingles Chart Positions


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