Why is Black Thought considered an “underrated” MC? As co-founder of The Roots, he is a Grammy-award winning rapper with 11 albums under his belt and a career that spans 20-plus years. He’s toured the world 10 times over and he’s broadcast into millions of homes every weeknight thanks to his Master of Ceremonies gig […]
Last week, Noreaga made headlines when he “confirmed” the longstanding urban legend that Roc-A-Fella and Terror Squad camps came to blows in the late 90s and the end result was Jay Z taking a bottle upside his head at the behest of the late Big Pun.
Big Pun has been dearly departed from this world for a very long 15 years but throughout his brief time within the Hip-Hop game, his massive presence still racked up a lot of memories.
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 […]
We knew Big Pun‘s family may have been hard up for cash, but this is ridiculous. A woman named Gail Simpson, 63, who has robbed multiple banks, is reportedly the late Bronx rapper’s mother.
To commemorate Big L’s 40th birthday (May 30), Complex revealed a classic clip of the Children of the Corn rapper spitting alongside fellow deceased legend Big Pun.
Big Punisher and his debut album, Capital Punishment, arrived just when Latino Americans were feeling removed from the rap scene. Much to Hip-Hop’s amazement, the man born Christopher Rios kicked in the door with a lyrical aptitude as heavy as his silhouette.
One fan’s noble dream of honoring the late Bronx rapper Big Pun on the fourteenth anniversary of his death is going to have to defer his salute to another vision.
Fourteen years ago, Big Pun passed away but his legacy still lives on. Not only for being one of the most lyrically gifted rappers ever, but for also for being the guy he claimed he was on his records.
It truly hard to say goodbye to yesterday. Since Hip-Hop was birthed in the South Bronx, way countless individuals who repped the culture have passed away. Included in that bunch are rappers who left us entirely too soon and before reaching their true potential.