Big Pun


Born Christopher Lee Rios on November 9, 1971, this Bronx native of Puerto Rican decent grew up to become an iconic rapper. He first appeared on underground tracks before his commercial debut on Fat Joe’s second album. Rios, aka Big Punisher and Big Pun, was the first solo Latino rapper to go platinum with his first full length album, Capital Punishment. Less than 2 years after his initial success, Rios suffered a fatal heart attack and died on February 7, 2000. Rios is survived by his wife and junior high love, Liza Rios, and their 3 children. biography>>


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