Still Not a Player

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"Still Not a Player"
Single by Big Pun featuring Joe
from the album Capital Punishment
Released March 28, 1998
Recorded 1997
Genre East Coast hip hop, Latin hip hop
Length 3:56
Label Loud/RCA
Writer(s) Big Punisher, Knobody
Producer(s) Knobody
Big Pun singles chronology
"I'm Not a Player"
(1997)
"Still Not a Player"
(1998)
"You Came Up"
(1998)

"Still Not a Player" is a hip-hop song, written and performed by Puerto Rican-American rapper Big Punisher (also known as Big Pun), produced by Knobody and featuring singer Joe. It was featured on his 1998 debut album Capital Punishment.

The song is a remix of Big Pun's previous single "I'm Not a Player" produced by Minnesota and contained an interpolation of Joe's "Don't Wanna Be a Player". The song peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 6 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making it the most successful single released by Big Pun.[1] The song was also remixed by Incubus. It was ranked the 108th best song of 1980-2005 by Blender Magazine.[2] It samples "A Little Bit of Love" by Brenda Russell. In addition to samples, the song contains interpolations of "Brazilian Rhyme (Beijo)"; towards the end of the song, the refrain "Punisher...Punisher...Punisher, Big Punisher" is sung to the tune and rhythm of the lead vocals from the track.

This song was ranked #76 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs. Also on the Up In Smoke Tour, which was in 2000, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre played this song as tribute to Big Pun.

A demo version of the song featuring then Terror Squad member Cuban Link leaked on April 30, 2012, 14 years & 2 days after the song' release.[3]

Charts[edit]

End of year chart (1998) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 85

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic ((( Big Punisher > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))
  2. ^ Acclaimed Music Forum
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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