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Big Pun

Rapping / Actor | * 11/09/1971 († 28, 02/07/2000)
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. 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. Pun's lyrics are notable for their technical efficiency, having minimal pauses to take a breath, 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. 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. ()
Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Drama | Documentaries

Known for these Movies & Shows

Movies with Big Pun as Actor(4)

as Himself (archive footage)2006 Tats Cru: The Mural Kings
as Crow (as Big Punisher)1999 Urban Menace
as Punny1999 Thicker Than Water

TV Shows/Series with Big Pun as Actor(1)

1996 Moesha

Born: Tuesday, 11/09 1971 (November) in The Bronx
Died: Monday, 02/07 2000 (February) in White Plains (aged: 28)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Record Label: Loud Records, Terror Squad Entertainment
Other names for Big Pun (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Christopher Lee Rios"
"Big Punisher" (Nickname)
"Big Moon Dog" (Nickname)
"Chris" (Nickname)
Big Pun frequently works together with these people:
Ice-T (3x, Actor)
Fat Joe (3x, Actor)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (2x, Actress)
Albert Pyun (2x, Crew)
Ray J (2x, Actor)
Brandy Norwood (2x, Actress)
Countess Vaughn (2x, Actress)
Mara Brock Akil (2x, Crew)
Fredro Starr (2x, Actor)
Shar Jackson (2x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:262622, Added: 08/09/2018, Last updated: 09/11/2019