Big Pun Released Capital Punishment 20 Years Ago Today
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Big Pun Capital Punishment Turns 25 Years Old

Big Pun has been regarded as one of the best rappers of all-time. Pun got his start alongside Fat Joe after signing with the Terror Squad. He appeared on some tracks here and there and he outshined anyone he got on a track with. In 1998, Big Pun finally released his first project called Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment was released 25 years ago today. Unfortunately, Big Pun isn’t here to celebrate its success because he passed away. Pun died on February 7th of 2000 due to health problems. His second album was released posthumously in April of 2000. As far as Capital Punishment, it was the first record from a Latin rapper to go platinum. I’m Not a Player was the first single and it reached top-5 rap song in the country. The second single is what made Big Pun into a household name.

Still Not a Player was the name and it featured R&B singer Joe. Still Not a Player is arguable the biggest hit of Big Pun’s career. The track was one of the best hip hop records of the late-90s. You Came Up was the final single from Capital Punishment. This was another great record and it featured Noreaga, who’s known for being the host of Drink Champs now. Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Prodigy, Inspectah Deck and Black Thought of the Roots all made guest appearances. For me, Big Pun is one of the wittiest, smoothest, and lyrical MCs to ever touch the mic. His smooth flow was on full display of his classic debut joint. Below are my top-5 tracks off the Capital Punishment album. After that, you can peep at the track listing and stream link for the Capital Punishment album.

Top-5 Tracks: You Came Up, You Ain’t a Killer, Twinz, Still Not a Player and Punish Me

Capital Punishment Track Listing

  1. Intro
  2. Beware
  3. Super Lyrical ft. Black Thought
  4. Taster’s Choice (Skit)
  5. Still Not a Player ft. Joe
  6. Intermission
  7. The Dream Shatterer
  8. Punish Me ft. Miss Jones
  9. Pakinamac Pt. I (Skit)
  10. You Ain’t a Killer
  11. Pakinamac Pt. II (Skit)
  12. Caribbean Connection ft. Wyclef Jean
  13. Glamour Life ft. Cuban Link, Triple Seis & Fat Joe
  14. Capital Punishment ft. Prospect
  15. Uncensored (Skit) ft. DJ Funkmaster Flex
  16. I’m Not a Player
  17. Twinz (Deep Cover 98) ft. Fat Joe
  18. The Rain & The Sun (Interlude) ft. Dead Prez
  19. Boomerang
  20. You Came Up ft. Noreaga
  21. Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy) ft. Prodigy & Inspectah Deck
  22. Charlie Rock Shout (Skit)
  23. Fast Money
  24. Parental Discretion ft. Busta Rhymes

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