Still Not a Player

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"Still Not a Player"
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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) Christopher Rios, Jerome Foster
Producer(s) Knobody
Big Pun singles chronology
"I'm Not a Player"
"Still Not a Player"
"You Came Up"

"Still Not a Player" is a hip-hop song, written and performed by Puerto Rican-American rapper Big Pun (also known as Big Punisher), 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, 1 month & 2 days after the song' release.[3]

Cormega, Onyx, The Beatnuts, Guru, Loud Records R&B artist Davina, Tek of Smif-N-Wessun and Tony Touch all appear in the music video in cameos.


Weekly charts Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 24


  1. ^ allmusic ((( Big Punisher > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))
  2. ^ Acclaimed Music Forum
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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