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Big Pun

Big Pun

Big punBig Punisher (Big Pun for short), was born with the name of Christopher Lee Rios on November 9th of 1971 at South Park in Houston, Texas. He died on February 7 of 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a rapper of origin Puerto Rican who emerged from the underground scene in the Bronx in late 1990 . Appeared on albums by Raekwon , The Beatnuts ( 1997 – the song, “Off the Books”) and Fat Joe , eventually signing with Loud Records. He fought all his life with a weight problem until the February 7, 2000, suffered a heart attack and died weighing 337 pounds.

Born into a Latino community in the South Park Houston, during his early years in the world of hip hop, Christopher Rios practiced basketball, boxing and other sports. He met his now widowed wife Liza. At 5 years, broke his leg in the Municipal Park in Manhattan . 10 years later, at 15, Pun left school in Stevenson High School. His best friend Carlos Coy or South Park Mexican. Rios began writing for his raps during the decade of the 80′s to the point of being Full A Clips Crew with Triple Seis , Cuban Link and Prospect. After partnering in 1995 with fellow native of Puerto Rico and the Bronx, Fat Joe, in 1995, Pun made his commercial debut Jealous Ones Envy (JOE), a subject of the second album by Fat Joe.

After released “I’m Not a Player” (O’Jays sample) who triumphed in the underground. The remix, “Still Not a Player” (with Joe), was the most commercially successful Latin rapper. His debut, Capital Punishment ( 1998 ) was the first album by a Latin rapper to be platinum. Following this success, he joined ” Terror Squad “, a group of Latino rappers from New York founded by Fat Joe, who constantly worried about the weight of Big Pun. Pun wanted to lose weight. He went to North Carolina and lost 100 pounds, but on his return to New York regained the weight he lost.

His second album, Yeeeah Baby, was released shortly after his death in March 2000 . A second posthumous album, third in his career, Endangered Species, was published in 2001 , a collection of greatest hits with new material, collaborations and some of his best remixes to see you. In 2006, Sony announced the release of a third posthumous album with unreleased tracks, but still delaying.

Pun’s followers praise his complicated combinations of rhymes, his excellent play on words, the skill with which he maintained his relentless pace and flow, leading to breathlessness despite its enormous weight.

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