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Genre: Soul/R&B
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Release Date: 10-AUG-1999

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Some rappers die because they get shot. Some die of AIDS. But corpulent Latino rapper Big Punisher died of a massive coronary; at the time of his February 2000 death, he weighed over 600 pounds. While this made Punisher a suitable poster boy for the dangers of conspicuous consumption, on his platinum 1998 debut album, Capital Punishment, he's eager to poke fun at the creed of greed: "I'm not a player", he announces, "I just fuck a lot." But while Capital Punishment is perfectly adequate gangsta fare, Big Pun doesn't deserve the deification that dead rappers so frequently receive; here, he deviates little from the egomaniacal posturing that the Notorious B.I.G. branded his own. "If it doesn't make dollars, then it doesn't make sense," splutters compadre Fat Joe on "Glamour Life." Suitable, then, that Big Pun died in an industry where rigor mortis is the ultimate unit-shifter. --Louis Pattison
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 28, 1999)
  • Parental Advisory ed. edition
  • Original Release Date: August 28, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Columbia/RED
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000K3HL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,112 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Big Punisher aka Christopher Rios (1971-2000) dropped his debut album "Capital Punishment" in 1998. Executive produced by Pun, Fat Joe, and Matt Life, with guest appearances coming from Black Thought of the Roots, R&B singer Joe, Miss Jones, Wyclef, Funkmaster Flex, Dead Prez, Noreaga, Prodigy, Inspectah Deck, and Busta Ryhmes. As well as appearances coming from Puns, Terror squad family (Fat Joe, Cuban Link, Prospect, Armageddon, Triple Seis). This is excellent album, and in my opinion the best latin hiphop album ever, and one of the nicest albums of the last decade, every track is entertaining, Puns flow and lyrical ability is amazing, and production is tight all throughout. "Beware" and "Super Lyrical" feat. Black Thought start the album off real strong. Next comes "Still Not a Player" feat. Joe, lead single to album, and the song that blew up on the radio, positive upbeat song that became a memorable hiphop anthem. On the next track "Dream Shatterer" Pun comes out hard, and flows well. "Punish Me" feat. Miss Jones is a relaxed track, where Pun talks about the strains of relationships, and his dedication to being a father no matter what. Next comes the banging track "You Aint a Killer". "Glamour Life" features all of Terror Squad and each one of them drops memorable verses to sick background beats. Dead Prez drop in for the short interlude "The Rain and the Sun" which has Puns best friend and half brother Cuban Link showing love.Some more nice tracks follow and then Noreaga drops in for the hook on "You Came Up", my favourite track on this album which uses horn loops and a sick bassline. Track has Pun talking about coming up in the game, and paying tribute to his Terror Squad family as well as Tupac, while celebrating making it in the game.Read more ›
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This cd is SOOOO underrated. In my opinion, Pun is one of the greatest of all time, and this cd is his best work. In addition to being "super lyrical", dude could also flow like water.

When this cd first dropped I was a little bit skeptical to cop it. I liked "still not a player" when I first heard it, but the song got played out on the radio and MTV real quick. I was expecting the rest of the cd to sound similar. I was so wrong. This cd is classic hip hop.

The entire cd is good, but there are some standout tracks. "Super Lyrical" featuring Black Thought is the initial banger. Pun and Thought trade verses to a dope beat and there are some great vocal samples of Adrian from "Rocky IV" inserted into the song. "You ain't a killer" is actually a more insightful track, accompanied by a dope piano loop. "The Glamour Life" features some hot verses from Pun and Cuban Link. Pun's flow on "Deep Cover" is absolutely insane. The cd ends strongly with "Boomerang", "You came up", and "Tres Leches" which are all anthems as well. Bottom line--if you're a fan of lyrical hip hop, then this is a must have cd.

Pun is not often mentioned as one of best emcees ever, but he definitely should be. Dude is a legend in my mind.

R.I.P. Pun--You were ill.
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During Big Pun's unfortunately short lifetime, he released only one album, 1998's "Capital Punishment," and with this one release he amassed the reputation of one of New York's greatest MCs ever. Listening to this album, it's not hard to see why. Pun shows simply amazing technique, lyricism, and versatility on the album that made him the first Latino rapper to go platinum. Pun flawlessly tells stories of crime and dangers in the streets of the Bronx, but he also makes some deeper tracks about life and philosophy. He is simply an awesome lyricist. Also, the group of guest rappers is among the best ever assembled for an album. In addition to his group of Terror Squad peers such as Fat Joe, Cuban Link, and Noreaga, other appearances come from rap legends like Prodigy, Busta Rhymes, Inspectah Deck, Black Thought, Dead Prez, , and singers such as Joe, Wyclef Jean, and Miss Jones. The production is outstanding throughout the album, coming from such accomplished beatmakers as the RZA, L.E.S., Rockwilder, and Dr. Dre. Overall this album is a complete classic that deserves to be a part of any hip hop collection.

After the intro, the album begins with "Beware," starting the album with a hard lyrical track with great production. "Super Lyrical" is just that, a collaboration with Roots rapper Black Thought. "Still Not a Player" was Pun's most successful single, the song that made him famous and a legendary classic. Over an awesome, Latin-inspired beat, Pun drops hilarious, well delivered verses in between great singing from Joe, who also sings the classic outro. "The Dream Shatterer" is very well produced and is a hard, street-level song. Miss Jones collaborates on "Punish Me," one of my favorite songs on the album. With a subdued, thoughtful beat, Big Pun talks about a relationship gone sour.
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this c.d is tight. i couldn't believe the audacity of mellon collie saying he is a rap fan coz he listens to snoop and masta p. This is real rap. Tracks like 'beware' 'Capital Punishment' 'Glamour Life' 'I'm Not A Playa'and 'you ain't a killa' are totally off da hook. But the best song on this album, and quiet frankly one of the best songs I have ever heard is 'Dream Shatterer.' Punishers flow on this track is razor sharp. He just hits you with line after line of quality seemingly without pausing to take a breath (immpressive considering he wieghed well over 400 pounds at the time.) I only gave this album 4 stars because their were a few minor flaws. Some of the tracks towards the end of the C.D sound a little tired (Boomerang and You Came Up), but only in production terms, the lyrics are still great. I strongly reccomend this C.D simply because there won't be another one like it with punishers untimely death last year. (P.S 'yeeeah baby' is no where near as good. So stay away from that and buy this. Believe.)
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