Big Punisher

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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 tracks 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. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. ranked him #25 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of All Time, 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."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 T.H.U.G.S. Trues Humbly United Gatherin' Souls Flesh-N-Bone 1
1997 Stone Crazy The Beatnuts 2
1998 Make It Reign Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz 1
1998 N.O.R.E. Noreaga 2
1998 Don Cartagena Fat Joe 1
1998 Soundtrack to the Streets Kid Capri 2
1998 Inside Of You Aaron Hall 1
1998 Soul Survivor Pete Rock 3
1998 The Professional DJ Clue? 1
1998 Full Scale LP Showbiz & A.G. 1
1998 Here Come the Horns Delinquent Habits 2
1999 Thug Mentality 1999 Krayzie Bone 1
1999 Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature’s Fury Naughty by Nature 1
1999 Ryde or Die, Volume 1 Ruff Ryders 1
1999 Heavy Heavy D 1
1999 Cold as Ice Charli Baltimore 3
1999 Classic Limited Edition Made Men 1
1999 Rap Life Tash 2
2000 The Piece Maker Tony Touch 1
2001 Built From Scratch X-Ecutioners 2
2001 Up Close and Personal Angie Martinez 1
2003 D.I.G.I.T.A.L. KRS‐One 2
2005 Duets: The Final Chapter The Notorious B.I.G. 2
2006 There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story Remy Ma 1
2006 It Sounds Nicer When It's Nasty! Nasty P 1
2007 La mixtape Acqua Toffana 1
2012 RICANstruction: The Black Rosary Chino XL 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Traffic Jams DJ Skribble 1
1998 Hip Hop Forever Various Artists 1
1998 The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 MTV Party to Go '99 Various Artists 1
1998 The Mix Tape, Volume 3: 60 Minutes of Funk: The Final Chapter Funkmaster Flex 1
1998 Ultimate Dance Party 1999 Various Artists 1
1999 The Lords of the Boards Various Artists 1
1999 Grammy Rap Nominees 1999 Various Artists 1
1999 Boom! Volume #2: 16 Explosive Hits Various Artists 1
1999 Violator: The Album Various Artists 1
1999 Best of Rap City Various Artists 1
1999 WCW Mayhem: The Music Various Artists 1
1999 INCredible Sound of Trevor Nelson Various Artists 1
1999 Rap Essentials: The Rebirth Various Artists 1
2000 Promo Only: Urban Radio, April 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Loaded With Hits Various Artists 1
2000 Hip Hop Soul Party, Episode IV DJ Abdel and Cut Killer 2
2000 Loud Rocks Various Artists 5 4
2000 The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2001 Double Face, Volume 3 DJ Kost & DJ Goldfingers 1
2001 Airwave Invasion Rob Swift 1
2001 R&B Masters 2 Various Artists 1
2001 D.I.T.C. Presents Wild Life Various Artists 1

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