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Big Pun

American rapper (1971-2000)

Big Pun

American rapper (1971-2000)
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birthday
10th
November, 1971
Death
7th
February, 2000
Birth Place
New York, US
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000), better known by his stage name Big Pun (short for Big Punisher), was an American rapper and songwriter. Pun’s lyrics are notable for their technical efficiency, having exceptional breath control, heavy use of alliteration, as well as internal and multi-syllabic rhyming schemes. He is frequently cited as one of the best MCs of all time. Emerging from the underground hip hop scene in the Bronx borough of New York City in the early 1990s, he came to prominence during the latter half of the decade for his work with Fat Joe and the Terror Squad.
Big Pun was initially discovered by Fat Joe, and made his earliest appearance on Fat Joe’s 1995 album Jealous One’s Envy. In 1997, he signed with Loud Records as a solo artist, and released his Grammy-nominated debut studio album Capital Punishment in April 1998 to critical acclaim and commercial success, peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200 and becoming the first solo hip hop record by a Latino artist to go Platinum.

Also Known As

Big Punisher

Associated Acts

Cuban Link Black Thought Terror Squad N.O.R.E. Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz Fat Joe Remy Ma

Birth Name

Christopher Lee Rios

Genres

Hip hop

Occupations

Rapper songwriter

Years Active

1995 2000

Name

Big Pun

Nationality

United States of America

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