After scorching the charts with his single, "I'm Not a Player," Latino rapper Big Punisher has returned with his debut album, "Capital Punishment," which arrived in stores this week.
Big Pun is joined by a bevy of guest stars on the album, including Busta Rhymes, B Real of Cypress Hill, Funkmaster Flex, Black Thought of the Roots and the Fugees' Wyclef Jean.
In an interview with the MTV Radio Network, Punisher described his collaboration with Jean on the song "Caribbean Connection," a song Pun is considering as his next single, as well as his respect for how the Fugee has managed to incorporate Latino influences into his brand of hip hop.
"I like ['Caribbean Connection']" Punisher said, "because that's a song where Wyclef got to get real hard core, as opposed to his album where he has his style. That's the thing of getting to do other songs with other
people, you get to use styles your label won't let you use." [900k QuickTime]
"I really respect Wyclef a lot," the rapper continued, "especially because to be a black artist and represent Latinos as much as he does, that's real nice to recognize that. I'm a Latino artist and I recognize black music, so they should respect me for that." [1MB QuickTime]