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Today In Hip-Hop: Big Pun Releases “Capital Punishment”

On this day, April 28, in hip-hop history…

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Big Pun released ‘Capital Punishment’ on this day in 1998

1998: Big Pun releases his debut album Capital Punishment. In the years leading up to Capital Punishment‘s release, Pun had cut his teeth alongside the likes of Fat Joe, the Beatnuts and even Shaquille O’Neal on guest features. However, it would be his 1997 single “I’m Not A Player” produced by Minnesota that would help Pun attract the attention of Loud Records. Upon its release in 1998, Capital Punishment peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album even earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album in 1999.

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