Capital Punishment
Late 90's New York hardcore hip hop classic reissued!

Capital Punishment

Big Punisher

€ 26,95
  • 2 x LP
Loud Records
Expected release
6 October 2023
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Capital Punishment is the debut studio album by Puerto Rican rapper Big Pun, released by RCA Records, Loud Records and Fat Joe's Terror Squad Productions. Released on April 28, 1998, it is the only album released during his lifetime and was regarded as "super groundbreaking" upon release.

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." 



  • 1.Intro00:33
  • 2.Beware03:15
  • 3.Super Lyrical03:28
  • 4.Taster's Choice - Skit01:20
  • 5.Still Not A Player03:56
  • 6.Intermission00:21
  • 7.The Dream Shatterer03:33


  • 1.Punish Me04:15
  • 2.Pakinamac Pt. I - Skit01:35
  • 3.You Ain't A Killer04:14
  • 4.Pakinamac Pt. II - Skit00:57
  • 5.Caribbean Connection03:23
  • 6.Glamourlife04:43


  • 1.Capital Punishment04:19
  • 2.Uncensored - Skit02:12
  • 3.I'm Not A Player03:41
  • 4.Twinz (Deep Cover 98)03:49
  • 5.The Rain & The Sun (Interlude)01:44
  • 6.Boomerang03:35


  • 1.You Came Up03:54
  • 2.Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy)04:19
  • 3.Charlie Rock Shout - Skit00:26
  • 4.Fast Money03:48
  • 5.Parental Discretion04:33


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