Don Cartagena

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Fat Joe

Master P better make way for another hip-hop don, as this barrio Notorious B.I.G. makes clear on his triumphant third album Don Cartagena. While guest shots abound from B-boy Big Willies like Puff Daddy, Big Punisher, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Fat Joe doesn’t need any help: His blunt lyrical flow, infectious Latino pride, and appropriately ominous grooves make these gangsta tales explode like a sonic Scarface. A-

Originally posted October 2 1998 — 12:00 AM EDT

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