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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Big Punisher's debut album, Capital Punishment, established him as one of the stronger New York natives working hardcore territory toward the end of the '90s. He's a terrific lyricist with microphone technique to spare, and actually rhymes faster than his clear influence, the Notorious B.I.G.. He's also quite versatile, aiming for the dance clubs, the ladies, the hip-hop purists, and the mean streets at varying points on the album, and connecting with all of them pretty well. Similarly, the production -- by a cast of many -- is tough and funky, paced by deep street beats, but remains accessible to audiences outside the hardcore faithful. The close cousins "I'm Not a Player" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Big Punisher's debut album, Capital Punishment, established him as one of the stronger New York natives working hardcore territory toward the end of the '90s. He's a terrific lyricist with microphone technique to spare, and actually rhymes faster than his clear influence, the Notorious B.I.G.. He's also quite versatile, aiming for the dance clubs, the ladies, the hip-hop purists, and the mean streets at varying points on the album, and connecting with all of them pretty well. Similarly, the production -- by a cast of many -- is tough and funky, paced by deep street beats, but remains accessible to audiences outside the hardcore faithful. The close cousins "I'm Not a Player" and "Still Not a Player," the latter Big Pun's breakthrough hit, manage to be cocky and self-deprecating at the same time, and the other widely exposed track, "You Ain't a Killer," is Big Pun at his grittiest. There are numerous guest appearances, the best of which include mentor Fat Joe on several tracks, the Roots' Black Thought on the MC showcase "Super Lyrical," Prodigy and Inspectah Deck on "Tres Leches Triboro Trilogy," and an extra-insane Busta Rhymes on "Parental Discretion." Capital Punishment isn't quite a classic -- for one thing, it's too long, and for another, it doesn't really break much new ground stylistically. But it's very well-executed, and demonstrates just how much talent and potential Big Punisher had.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: Relativity
  • UPC: 088561181529
  • Catalog Number: 1815
  • Sales rank: 20,106

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro - Big Punisher (0:33)
  2. 2 Beware - Big Punisher (3:15)
  3. 3 Super Lyrical - Big Punisher (3:28)
  4. 4 Taster's Choice (Skit) - Big Punisher (1:20)
  5. 5 Still Not a Player - Big Punisher (3:56)
  6. 6 Intermission - Big Punisher (0:21)
  7. 7 The Dream Shatterer - Big Punisher (3:33)
  8. 8 Punish Me - Miss Jones (4:14)
  9. 9 Pakinamac, Pt. 1 (Skit) - Big Punisher (1:35)
  10. 10 You Ain't a Killer - Big Punisher (4:14)
  11. 11 Pakinamac, Pt. 2 (Skit) - Big Punisher (0:57)
  12. 12 Caribbean Connection - Big Punisher (3:23)
  13. 13 Glamour Life - Triple Seis (4:43)
  14. 14 Capital Punishment - Big Punisher (4:19)
  15. 15 Uncensored (Skit) - Big Punisher (2:12)
  16. 16 I'm Not a Player - Big Punisher (3:41)
  17. 17 Twinz (Deep Cover) - Big Punisher (3:48)
  18. 18 The Rain and the Sun (Interlude) - Dead Prez (1:45)
  19. 19 Boomerang - Big Punisher (3:35)
  20. 20 You Came Up - Noreaga (3:54)
  21. 21 Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy) - Prodigy (4:19)
  22. 22 Charlie Rock Shout (Skit) - Big Punisher (0:26)
  23. 23 Fast Money - Big Punisher (3:48)
  24. 24 Parental Discretion - Big Punisher (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Pun Primary Artist
Roc Raida scratching
Black Thought Track Performer
Dead Prez Track Performer
Funkmaster Flex Track Performer
Wyclef Jean Track Performer
Joe Track Performer
Fat Joe Track Performer
Miss Jones Track Performer
Cuban Link Track Performer
Noreaga Track Performer
Busta Rhymes Track Performer
Triple Seis Track Performer
Terror Squad Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ken "Duro" Ifill Engineer
Adam Kudzin Engineer
DJ Nastee Engineer
Tony Smalios Engineer
Soundboy Engineer
Kieran Walsh Engineer
Ola Kudu Illustrations
Big Pun Producer, Executive Producer
Dahoud Producer
Dead Prez Producer
Eq Producer
Fat Joe Producer, Executive Producer
Ju-Ju Producer
Jugrnaut Producer
Knobody Producer
L.E.S. Producer
Young Lord Producer
Frank Nitty Pimentel Producer
Nomad Producer
Nomad Producer
Danny O. Producer
Rockwilder Producer
RZA Producer
Showbiz Producer
Vic Producer
Lord Young Producer
Mike Zulu Producer
Matty C. Executive Producer
Matt Life Executive Producer
Leon Zervos Mastering
Placido Domingo Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lyricist extraordinare!

    although I have journeyed away from hip-hop, I still love it to the core coming up during its infantile stages back in the day, and if I can ever give opinions regarding the greatest MC's of All-Time....PUN is one of the most lyrically gifted flow-ers of All-Time. You must understand that I am a Big "RAKIM" guy as well as a Big Daddy Kane, Black Thought (Roots), Biggie, Pac, Nas, Jay-Z guy when it comes to flow, substance, beats, etc. and I must say that I think Pun could have easily held his ground with these giants. It is a shame that we will never know how great this dude could have been

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best cd i have ever heard.

    nuff said

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Big Pun will always be the best rapper ever

    Even though Big Pun didn't make as many records as Tupac but, he would of been just as good or even better than Tupac or Biggie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic!

    PUN's had the auro of flow, delivery, lyrics, and breath control that rapper's envied. You can see it on this album. One of the best debuts in hiphop history from one the greatest to ever do it on the mic. You can see in the lyrics, that this man put's forth maximum effort, cuz bar, verse, and song is lyrically packed. Songs like 'Beware' to 'You Aint A Killer' to the storytelling of 'Fast Money' will make anyone's jaw drop. GREAT ALBUM! R.I.P

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hardcore at it's best!

    R.I.P. BoricuaNigga one of the best that did it no doubt!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Punisher's Ready

    A HIPHOP CLASSIC - nuff said.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NICE

    great music. hispanics around the country should be proud.shows how great he was.he will be missed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it's a hit

    big punisher a genius in the rap gang with the terror squad. rest in peace you will always be remember (still not a player) see you at the crossroad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rest In Peace !

    Big Pun.. we'll always miss you. R.I.P.

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