Big Pun: The Legacy
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Back in 98, Big Pun, a Puerto Rican from the Bronx made history by becoming the first Latino rapper to sell over a million records. Later that year his album Capital Punishment was nominated for a Grammy. Nearly every artist in the Hip Hop community desired to record with Pun. His presence stunned the music world, as millions of fans patiently awaited his future releases. However, on February 7th 2000, Big Pun s life was cut short when he suffered a heart attack.
Experience the ups and the downs, the extraordinary weight gain, his legendary TS crew and the resounding legacy. Through a series of interviews with today s Hip Hop heavyweights and never before seen footage, discover the true story behind one of the most influential artists of our generation Big Pun...
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Before Big Punisher, Hispanic Hip Hop artists struggled for a fair chance in an African American-dominated marketplace. However, it was Christopher Rios' signature rapidfire flow along with his impeccable vocabulary that left jaws dropped across the industry. Pun's unparalleled talent left people scrambling for the rewind button, in order to process his seemingly never-ending rhymes. Though his life was tragically cut short almost a decade ago, Pun's charismatic larger than life persona will forever live on through his music. The Legacy: The Best Of Big Pun encompasses the elite music recorded throughout his career as a solo artist, intertwined with spoken word by Big Pun himself as well as Snoop Dogg, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.
Chronicling Pun's artistic development leading up to his debut album, The Legacy chronologically begins with Fat Joe and Big Punisher's 1995 HOT97 "Ice Cream" freestyle. Previously only available on Funkmaster Flex's debut, the track's vintage appeal boasts a more nasal-voiced Punisher with a reference to Pun's pre-Terror Squad crew, Full A Clips. Rapidly building momentum, Big Punisher was more broadly introduced to the world on Joey Crack's Jealous One's Envy B-side "Firewater," alongside Joe's friends Raekwon and Armageddon. Followed up with The Beatnuts' "Off The Books," Pun aided his soon-to-be Loud Records label-mates in achieving their first Pop chart success.
A year later, amidst appearances on debut albums by Noreaga and Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz, Big Punisher dropped his first album, Capital Punishment.Read more ›
This is a collector's edition for those music fans worldwide!
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I found this to be repetitive information and it is a simple bio compilation about his life. kjg ihbi hiPublished on January 15, 2013 by Lilibeth Fuentes
Love Love Love this film. I am a huge Big Pun fan but this is a film good enough for any hip hop fan who wants a piece of history... Big Pun Forever! Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by samantha r
Vlad Yudin's "Big Pun: The Legacy" runs more like a tribute than a documentary to the most talented Latin rapper of all-time, Christopher Rios. Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by J. Brittman