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Big Pun remains on the best rappers ever list to this day. Reasons for this weigh largely on his debut Capital Punishment which was released 25 years ago on April 28, 1998. His commanding voice and rapid fire delivery make it clear there will never be another Big Pun. Pun was New York. His confidence on the mic made him stand out among his contemporaries. Similarly, the production -- by a cast of many – remains ever so New York loyal. The close cousins "Im Not a Player" and "Still Not a Player", may have been the hits off this album but it is packed with so many more that show Pun's true abilities.
"Beware" and "Dream Shatterer" are great examples of Big Pun at his best, dark cinematic production with just enough room to let him breathe fire. On "Twinz (Deep Cover)" Big Pun is trading bars with his mentor Fat Joe over a remake of Dr. Dre's classic beat. Here Pun delivers one of his most quoted verses that contains among others "Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn't do diddly." There are numerous guest appearances, the best of which include aforementioned Fat Joe (on several tracks), Black Thought of The Roots on the MC showcase "Super Lyrical", Prodigy and Inspectah Deck on "Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy)", and an extra-insane Busta Rhymes on "Parental Discretion".
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary Get On Down is proud to present this limited edition that contains a new colored 2xLP presing in a brand new gatefold package with a double sided OBI that folds out into a mini poster. Available for preorder now and shipping next week.
A3. Super Lyrical
A4. Taster's Choice (Skit)
A5. Still Not A Player (feat. Joe)
A7. The Dream Shatterer
B1. Punish Me (feat. Miss Jones)
B2. Pakinamac Pt. 1 (Skit)
B3. You Ain't A Killer
B4. Pakinamac Pt. 2 (Skit)
B5. Caribbean Connection (feat. Wyclef Jean)
C1. Capital Punishment
C2. Uncensored (Skit) (feat. Funkmaster Flex)
C3. I'm Not A Player
C4. Twinz (Deep Cover) (feat. Fat Joe)
C5. The Rain & The Sun (Interlude) (feat. Dead Prez & Prospect)
D1. You Came Up (feat. Noreaga)
D2. Tes Leches (Triboro Trilogy) (feat. Prodigy & Inspectah Deck)
D3. Charlie Rock Shout (Skit)
D4. Fast Money
D5. Parental Discretion (feat. Busta Rhymes)