Don Cartagena
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Studio album by Fat Joe


September 1, 1998


1997 - 1998


D&D Studios
(New York City, New York)
Mystic Studios
(Staten Island, New York)
Soundtrack Studios
(New York City, New York)
Marley Marl's House of Hits
(New York City, New York)


East Coast hip hop, Mafioso rap, Hardcore hip hop, Hip hop




Terror Squad Entertainment, Mystic, Big Beat, Atlantic Records


Mack 10, L.E.S., Dame Grease, Marley Marl, Richard "Younglord" Frierson, Baby Paul, Ski, Buckwild, DJ Premier, JAO, The Beatnuts, Ghetto Pros., Spunk Biggs, Armageddon, Rashad Smith, Kurt Gowdy

Fat Joe chronology


"Jealous One's Envy" (1995)


"Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)" (2001)

Don Cartagena is the third studio album by American rapper from the Bronx Fat Joe. The album was released on September 1, 1998 by Terror Squad Records, Mystic, Big Beat and Atlantic Records. The album was produced by Mack 10, DJ Premier, L.E.S., Dame Grease, Richard "Younglord" Frierson, Ski, Baby Paul, The Beatnuts, JAO, Ghetto Pros., Buckwild, Spunk Biggs, Rashad Smith, Armageddon and Kurt Gowdy. Features guest appearances by Nas, Jadakiss, Raekwon, Sean Combs, Charli Baltimore, N.O.R.E., Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone and Terror Squad members: Big Pun, Armageddon, Prospect, Cuban Link and Triple Seis. Don Cartegena debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, selling 106,000 copies in the first week. The album was Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Official music videos were done for "John Blaze", "Don Cartagena", and "Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz)".

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Courtroom Intro" - 1:03
  2. "The Crack Attack" - 2:54
  3. "Triplets" (feat. Big Pun & Prospect) - 3:48
  4. "Find Out" (feat. Armageddon) - 3:25
  5. "Don Cartegena" (feat. Sean Combs) - 3:50
  6. "My World" (feat. Big Pun) - 3:57
  7. "John Blaze" (feat. Nas, Big Pun, Jadakiss & Raekwon) - 4:50
  8. "Walk on By" (feat. Charli Baltimore) - 3:58
  9. "Dat Gangsta Shit" - 3:10
  10. "Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz)" (feat. Big Pun, Cuban Link & Triple Seis) - 5:01
  11. "Misery Needs Company" (feat. N.O.R.E.) - 4:21
  12. "The Hidden Hand" (feat. Terror Squad) - 5:06
  13. "My Prerogative" (feat. Armageddon) - 4:04
  14. "Good Times" (feat. Layzie Bone & Krayzie Bone) - 3:46
  15. "Terror Squadians" (feat. Terror Squad) - 5:07

Samples[edit | edit source]

The Crack Attack

  • "Slow Dance" by Stanley Clarke
  • "Have Mercy on Me" by The East St. Louis Gospelettes
  • "Shook Ones Pt. II" by Mobb Deep

Find Out

  • "Poet for Sale" by Daevid Allen
  • "I Shot Ya (Remix)" by LL Cool J

Don Cartagena

  • "Si Me Dejas Ahora" by Jose Jose

My World

  • "Don't You Know That?" by Luther Vandross

John Blaze

Walk on By

  • "High on Sunshine" by The Commodores

Dat Gangsta Shit

  • "Jericho Jerk" by Michel Colombier and Pierre Henry
  • "Get Myself High" by The Dynamics

Bet Ya Can't Man (Triz)

  • "Got to Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn

The Hidden Hand

  • "Slow Dance" by Stanley Clarke
  • "Pavane for a Dead Princess" by Deodato

Good Times

  • "Baby Let's Rap Now" by The Moments
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