Don Cartagena [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
The third album from power-Bronx Latino rapper Fat Joe tones down his once-prevalent gangsta leans -- they're still there, though, from the album's title to rhythmic gunshot bursts guiding the cuts -- and builds up his hood and familial loyalties through a series of melodically enticing and vaguely Wu-Tang-ish songs. Like he did on Big Punisher's album from the same year, Capital Punishment, Fat Joe works Don Cartagena's slinky street beats into a semi-sublime hip-hop opera that's more than a sum of its parts. Only the between-song skits which are juvenile and mood-dropping and the overloaded guest list cameos from Puff Daddy, Nas, Big Punisher, Raekwon and the Terror ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
The third album from power-Bronx Latino rapper Fat Joe tones down his once-prevalent gangsta leans -- they're still there, though, from the album's title to rhythmic gunshot bursts guiding the cuts -- and builds up his hood and familial loyalties through a series of melodically enticing and vaguely Wu-Tang-ish songs. Like he did on Big Punisher's album from the same year, Capital Punishment, Fat Joe works Don Cartagena's slinky street beats into a semi-sublime hip-hop opera that's more than a sum of its parts. Only the between-song skits which are juvenile and mood-dropping and the overloaded guest list cameos from Puff Daddy, Nas, Big Punisher, Raekwon and the Terror Squad merely skim the surface of the overwhelming uselessness of this overplayed genre trend wear down Don Cartagena's often mesmerizing and noble attempt at a late-'90s rap resuscitation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1998
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679280527
  • Catalog Number: 92805
  • Sales rank: 37,531

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Courtroom (Intro) (1:03)
  2. 2 The Crack Attack
  3. 3 Triplets - Prospect (3:48)
  4. 4 Find Out - Armageddon (3:25)
  5. 5 Don Cartagena - Puff Daddy (3:50)
  6. 6 My World (3:57)
  7. 7 John Blaze - Jadikiss
  8. 8 Walk on By
  9. 9 Dat Gangsta Shit
  10. 10 Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz) - Triple Seis
  11. 11 Misery Needs Company - Noreaga
  12. 12 The Hidden Hand
  13. 13 My Prerogative - Armageddon
  14. 14 Good Times - Layzie Bone
  15. 15 Terror Squadians - Terror Squad
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fat Joe Primary Artist
Lo-Key Vocals
Nas Track Performer
Dinky Bingham Keyboards
Raekwon Track Performer
Martha Mooke Viola
Diddy Track Performer
Rob Tewlow Keyboards
Big Punisher Track Performer
Derrick McClary Keyboards
Barry Salters Guitar
DJ Spinbad scratching
G Flowers Guitar
Wilbut Gerrell Gaddis Vocals
Terror Squad Track Performer
Charli Baltimore Track Performer
Cuban Link Track Performer
Triple Seis Track Performer
Prospect Track Performer
Technical Credits
Armando Colon Producer
DJ Premier Producer
Lord Finesse Producer
Rich Keller Engineer
Marley Marl Producer, Engineer
Buck Wild Producer
Mack 10 Producer
Ken "Duro" Ifill Engineer
Fat Joe Executive Producer
Dexter Thibou Engineer
Baby Paul Producer
Eric Altenburger Art Direction
Rashad Smith Producer
Rob Tewlow Programming, Executive Producer
Ski Producer
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Leon Zervos Mastering
L.E.S. Producer
Spunk Bigga Producer
Derrick McClary Programming
Jao Producer
Paul Gregory Engineer
Dame Grease Producer
Christian Delatour Engineer
Richard "Younglord" Frierson Producer
Larry Devore Arranger
Kurt Gowdy Producer
Armageddon Producer
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