Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000), 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.
Big Pun in 1997
|Birth name||Christopher Lee Rios|
|Forby kent as|
|Born||10 November 1971|
Soundview, South Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Deid||7 Februar 2000 (aged 28)|
White Plains, New York, U.S.
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.
About.com ranked him #25 on its leet o the 50 Greatest MCs of All Time, while MTV2 ranked him #11 on its leet o the "22 Greatest MCs". In 2012, The Source ranked him #19 on their leet o the Tap 50 Lyricists o All Time.
- The Source: The Magazine of Hip-hop Music, Culture & Politics. Source Publications, Incorporated. 2000. p. 235. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- "Big Pun". Biography.com. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- Top 50 MCs of Our Time: 1987 - 2007 - 50 Greatest Emcees of Our Time. Rap.about.com (1999-02-15). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
- Mike, Trader. (2003-07-22) 22 Greatest MCs Archived 2012-04-01 at the Wayback Machine. Blogcritics. Retrieved on 2013-07-26.