Capital Punishment was the first album by a solo Latino rapper to go platinum.
Big Pun‘s debut album Capital Punishment, which he released on April 28, 1998 was the first album by a Latino rapper to go platinum after selling over a million copies. Also making Big Pun the first Latino rapper to go Platinum and double-platinum.
Capital Punishment peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 charts and went No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart for two week. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 1999 Grammy awards.