Capital Punishment

Big Pun - Capital Punishment
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Based on 59 ratings
1998 Ratings: #20
April 28, 1998 / Release Date
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Loud, Terror Squad / Label
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BuffaloStaple
82
As a whole album, I think Capital Punishment can be quite a frustrating listen due to the over-abundance of skits that are either way too long or just totally unenjoyable to listen to, but outside of that, there's a lot to like about the music on this record. The boom bap production is very consistently solid from front to back on this record, but imo the highlight here is definitely Big Pun's impeccable rapping skill. His rapid fire flows and intricate rhyme scheming is simply incredible on ... read more
Z.Younk
92
Bar per bar, nobody touches Pun. He may not have got around to having written a literary masterpiece of an album, but as far as his multi-syllabic and alliterative rhymes, he's hands down stylistically the best poet of the 90's rap scene. Like Ready To Die, I can consistently go back to this record any time and it never gets old.
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8.6 out of 10
notbuzzzila
95
-5 for the skits, perfect otherwise. My favorite rap album of the 90's.
dovid_h
89
there were *gulp* a bit of skits
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