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For years after his death, Big Pun’s son, Christopher Rios Jr., was long thought to be the sole heir to the Latino lyricist’s legacy (alliteration!). Under the moniker “Baby Pun” he posed for photo shoots, conducted interviews but nothing on the musical front really made so much as blip outside the Tri-State area. A common sense notion would be that he fell off because no logical artist these days really spends time of perfecting their craft before it’s presented to the masses, right?

Fast-forward the reel to the present day and it is revealed that the “Baby Pun” nickname has been shed and Chris Rivers has emerged as a worthy MC in his own right. For his latest entry in his personal “Freestyle Fridays,” he decided to tackle his father’s mixtape favorite “You Ain’t a Killer” instrumental and mash it with DJ Premier’s “Recognize” for a bit of 90s flair.

Looks and vocals may hereditary but the ability to bend syllables like plexiglass takes a lot of time and effort.

Listen to and subscribe to Rivers’ Soundcloud for more of the raw.

H/T: Vibe

Photo: Instagram/Chris Rivers

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