Big Punisher

~ Person

Legal name: Christopher Lee Rios


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 actor, the first Latino rapper to attain Platinum sales status as a solo act. Big Pun emerged from the underground hip hop scene in The Bronx borough of New York City, in the late 1990s. He first appeared on albums from Fat Joe's second album "Jealous One's Envy" in 1995, and The Beatnuts' second album Stone Crazy in 1997, prior to signing to Loud Records as a solo artist. Pun's lyrics are notable for technical efficiency, having minimal pauses to take a breath, heavy use of alliteration as well as internal and multi-syllabic rhyming schemes. ranked him #25 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987–2007), while MTV2 ranked him #11 on its list of the "22 Greatest MCs." In 2012, The Source ranked him #19 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. An article from Rolling Stone magazine states, "Pun embodied all of the traits of a master wordsmith: melody, a unique flow, an unforgettable voice, humor, and lyrics that made other MCs go back to their black and white composition notebooks."

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Capital Punishment Big Punisher 3
2000 Yeeeah Baby Big Punisher 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Endangered Species Big Punisher 1
2007 The Nicest Big Punisher 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The Legacy: The Best of Big Pun Big Punisher 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 I'm Not a Player Big Punisher 1
1998 You Came Up Big Pun feat. Noreaga 1
2000 It's So Hard Big Punisher 1
2005 Best Behaviour (remix) / My Life's on the Edge Fat Joe & Big Pun / A Bless 1

Showing official release groups by this artist. Show all release groups instead, or show various artists release groups.