By Matt Diehl
Updated October 02, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Master P better make way for another hip-hop don, as this barrio Notorious B.I.G. makes clear on his triumphant third album Don Cartagena. While guest shots abound from B-boy Big Willies like Puff Daddy, Big Punisher, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Fat Joe doesn’t need any help: His blunt lyrical flow, infectious Latino pride, and appropriately ominous grooves make these gangsta tales explode like a sonic Scarface. A-