GET ON DOWN EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE
PRESSED ON DOUBLE COLORED VINYL IN A GATEFOLD JACKET WITH 25 YEAR COMMEMORATIVE OBI LIMITED TO 2000 COPIES
BUNDLED WITH A BONUS 7-INCH OF STILL NOT A PLAYER / TWINZ (DEEP COVER 98)*
*Individual copies of the 7-inch can be purchased outside of this bundle while supplies last.
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 bundle in a brand new gatefold package with a double sided OBI that folds out into a mini poster and a new colored vinyl pressing.
A3 Super Lyrical feat Black Thought
A4 Taster's Choice - Skit
A5 Still Not A Player feat Fat Joe
A7 The Dream Shatterer
B1 Punish Me
B2 Pakinamac Pt. I - Skit
B3 You Ain't A Killer
B4 Pakinamac Pt. II - Skit
B5 Caribbean Connection feat Wyclef Jean
B6 Glamourlife feat Fat Joe, Triple Seis, Armageddon, & Cuban Link
C1 Capital Punishment feat Prospect
C2 Uncensored - Skit feat Funkmaster Flex
C3 I'm Not A Player
C4 Twinz (Deep Cover 98) feat Fat Joe
C5 The Rain & The Sun feat dead prez Prospect
D1 You Came Up feat Noreaga
D2 Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy) feat Prodigy & Inspectah Deck
D3 Charlie Rock Shout - Skit
D4 Fast Money
D5 Parental Discretion feat Busta Rhymes
Split Clear/Black 45
A: Still Not a Player feat Joe (Radio Version Remix)*- this is the version on the full album as it was released in 1998.
B: Twinz (Deep Cover 98) feat Fat Joe