Music Review

Don Cartagena


Details Lead Performance: Fat Joe; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

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 Oct 02, 1998 Published in issue #452 Oct 02, 1998 Order article reprints

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