Don Cartagena

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Don Cartagena
Fat Joe Don Cartagena CD Cover.jpg
Studio album by Fat Joe
Released September 1, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Hip hop
Length 58:15
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
(1995)
Don Cartagena
(1998)
Jealous Ones Still Envy
(2001)
Singles from Don Cartagena
  1. "Don Cartagena"
    Released: July 14, 1998
  2. "Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz)"
    Released: September 29, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau C+[5]
The Source 4/5 stars[6]

Don Cartagena is the third studio album by American rapper Fat Joe. The album was released on September 1, 1998, by Terror Squad, Mystic, Big Beat and Atlantic Records. Don Cartagena debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 179
US Billboard 200[7] 7
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Gallucci (1998-07-14). "Don Cartagena - Fat Joe | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  2. ^ Diehl, Matt (1998-10-02). "Don Cartagena". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  3. ^ SOREN BAKER (1998-09-05). "* * * 1/2 Fat Joe, "Don Cartagena," Mystic/Big Beat/Atlantic. - latimes". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 3, 1998). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (Village Voice Media): 2. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  6. ^ "Fat Joe - Don Cartagena CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 1998-09-01. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  7. ^ "Fat Joe – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Fat Joe. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  8. ^ "Fat Joe – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Fat Joe. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Fat Joe – Don Cartagena". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH