Big Pun

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Big Pun
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Big Pun in 1997
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Lee Rios
Forby kent as
  • Big Punisher
  • Pun
Born10 November 1971(1971-11-10)
Soundview, South Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Deid7 Februar 2000(2000-02-07) (aged 28)
White Plains, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • sangwriter
  • actor
Years active1992–2000
Associate acts

Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000),[1][2] better kent bi his stage name Big Pun (short for Big Punisher), wis an American rapper. Emergin frae the underground hip hop scene in The Bronx borough o New York Ceety in the early 1990s, he wis the first Latino rapper tae have an album certified platinum as a solo act.

He debuted as a guest rapper on Fat Joe's 1995 album Jealous One's Envy, then appeared on Flesh-N-Bone's solo album T.H.U.G.S. in 1996 an The Beatnuts' 1997 album Stone Crazy afore signin wi Loud Records as a solo artist. Pun's lyrics are notable for technical efficiency, having minimal pauses tae take a breath, heavy use o alliteration as well as internal an multi-syllabic rhymin schemes. ranked him #25 on its leet o the 50 Greatest MCs of All Time,[3] while MTV2 ranked him #11 on its leet o the "22 Greatest MCs".[4] In 2012, The Source ranked him #19 on their leet o the Tap 50 Lyricists o All Time.

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  1. The Source: The Magazine of Hip-hop Music, Culture & Politics. Source Publications, Incorporated. 2000. p. 235. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. "Big Pun". 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. Top 50 MCs of Our Time: 1987 - 2007 - 50 Greatest Emcees of Our Time Archived 2015-04-05 at the Wayback Machine. (1999-02-15). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  4. Mike, Trader. (2003-07-22) 22 Greatest MCs Archived 2012-04-01 at the Wayback Machine. Blogcritics. Retrieved on 2013-07-26.

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