Don Cartagena

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Don Cartagena
Studio album by Fat Joe
Released September 1, 1998
Recorded 1996–1998
Genre Hip hop
Label Terror Squad, Mystic, Big Beat, Atlantic
Producer L.E.S., Marley Marl, Dame Grease, DJ Premier, The Beatnuts
Fat Joe chronology
Jealous One's Envy
Don Cartagena
Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)
Singles from Don Cartagena
  1. "Don Cartagena"
    Released: July 14, 1998
  2. "John Blaze"
    Released: October 11, 1998
  3. "Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz)"
    Released: September 29, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[5]
The Source 4/5 stars[6]
USA Today 3/4 stars[7]

Don Cartagena is the third studio album by Fat Joe, and his first for Atlantic Records. Don Cartagena debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified Gold.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Courtroom Intro"   Mack 10 1:03
2. "The Crack Attack"   L.E.S., DJ Clark Kent (cuts) 2:54
3. "Triplets" (featuring Big Pun & Prospect) Dame Grease 3:48
4. "Find Out" (featuring Armageddon) Marley Marl 3:25
5. "Don Cartagena" (featuring Puff Daddy) Richard "Younglord" Frierson 3:50
6. "My World" (featuring Big Pun) Baby Paul 3:57
7. "John Blaze" (featuring Nas, Big Pun, Jadakiss & Raekwon) Ski 4:50
8. "Walk On By" (featuring Charli Baltimore) Buckwild 3:58
9. "Dat Gangsta Shit"   DJ Premier 3:10
10. "Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz)" (featuring Big Pun, Cuban Link & Triple Seis) JAO 5:01
11. "Misery Needs Company" (featuring N.O.R.E.) The Mighty V.I.C. for Ghetto Pros & The Beatnuts 4:21
12. "The Hidden Hand" (featuring Terror Squad) Spunk Biggs 5:06
13. "My Prerogative" (featuring Armageddon) Armageddon 4:04
14. "Good Times" (featuring Layzie Bone & Krayzie Bone) Rashad Smith 3:46
15. "Terror Squadians" (featuring Terror Squad) Kurt Gowdy 5:07


Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz)

Dat Gangsta S***

Don Cartegena

John Blaze

Misery Needs Company

My World

The Crack Attack

  • "Have Mercy on Me" by The East St. Louis Gospelettes
  • "Shook Ones pt. II" by Mobb Deep

The Hidden Hand

Walk on By


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 3, 1998). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (Village Voice Media): 2. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 296. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  6. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  7. ^ USA Today review[dead link]