Big Pun

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Big Pun
Birth nameChristopher Lee Rios
Also known asBig Punisher
Born(1971-11-10)November 10, 1971
The Bronx, New York City, New York, US
DiedFebruary 7, 2000(2000-02-07) (aged 28)
White Plains, New York, US
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active1995–2000[1]
Associated acts

Christopher Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000) was an American rapper better known by his stage name, Big Pun. Big Pun rose to fame when he met rapper Fat Joe in 1995 and appeared on Fat Joe's album, Jealous Ones Envy. Big Pun has a DVD titled Big Pun: The Legacy. It is about his life and has interviews with many rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Xzibit and DMX talking about Pun's impact on their lives.

Big Pun died on February 7, 2000 in White Plains, New York from a massive heart attack. At the time of his death, he weighed 698 pounds (317 kg).[2] He was Puerto-Rican.

Albums[change | change source]

Year Album
1998 Capital Punishment
2000 Yeeeah Baby
2001 Endangered Species

References[change | change source]

  1. Huey, Steve (2002). "Big Punisher > Biography". Retrieved December 20, 2008.
  2. "Christopher Rios, 28, Rapper Recorded Under Name Big Pun". The New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2015.

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