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Big Pun

Rapper
Male
Born Nov 10, 1971
Hometown Bronx County
Died Jul 2, 2000
Death Place White Plains, New...
Other Names Rios, Christopher

Christopher Lee Rios, better known by his stage name Big Pun (short for Big Punisher), was a Puerto-Rican American rapper who emerged from the underground rap scene in The Bronx in the late 1990s. He first appeared on albums from The Beatnuts, on the track "Off the Books" in 1997, and on Fat Joe's second album Jealous One's Envy in 1995, on the track "Watch Out", prior to signing to Loud Records as a solo artist.… Read More

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  • Liza Rios
    Married 1990
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  • Liza Rios
    Married 1989 - 2000
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  • Karrine Steffans
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CHILDHOOD

1971 Birth Born in 1971.

TWENTIES

1992 21 Years Old Rios met fellow Puerto Rican and Bronx rapper Fat Joe in 1992 and made his commercial debut on Joe's second album, Jealous One's Envy, in addition to appearing on a b-side to Joe's "Envy" single, "Fire Water." … Read More
1998 27 Years Old The full-length debut Capital Punishment followed in 1998, and became the first album by a solo Latino rapper to go platinum, peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200. … Read More
1999 28 Years Old Big Pun became a member of Terror Squad, a New York-based group of rappers founded by Fat Joe, with most of the roster supplied by the now-defunct Full a Clips Crew who released their debut album The Album in 1999. … Read More
2000 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 7, 2000, Big Pun suffered a fatal heart attack and respiratory failure while temporarily staying with family at a Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, New York during a home renovation. … Read More
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