In Hip Hop History Today “Big Pun died” February 7, 2000
Christopher Lee Rios better known as Big Pun was a 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, New York. 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. Weighing almost 700 pounds Puns unhealthy lifestyle caught up with him as he suffered a fatal heart attack and respiratory failure. He died On February 7, 2000. R.I.P. Big Pun. Watch the video for Big Pun – Still Not a Player above.