This 45 has heat on both sides. HEAT. Side A is Big Pun’s smash “Still Not A Player” which features the R&B singer Joe who Pun based his previous hit “I’m Not A Player” on. This single came out a time when a lot of rap on the radio was actually good, but in this case it was incredible. Pun was already a “rappers rapper”, but with “Still Not A Player” he outdid everyone. It was heavily played on radio and big in the clubs.
The B Side has Pun teaming up with his mentor Fat Joe for “Twinz (Deep Cover 98)” over a remake of Dr. Dre’s classic beat. Here Pun delivers one of his most quoted verses that contains among others “Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn’t do diddly”. The two trade back and forth for one of the hardest collaboration on Pun’s debut and making this the perfect B Side.