Wednesday, February 8, 2012

THROWBACK VIDEO: BIG PUN'S "IT'S SO HARD" + 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF PUN'S DEATH


Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of Christopher "Big Pun" Lee Rios' passing. 


Pun died from a heart attack and respiratory failure due to his weight in 2002. At the time of his death, he weighed 698 pounds.


Pun was not only an incredibly gifted MC, but groundbreaking one as well. He was the first solo Latino rapper to attain a platinum selling album, with his 1st album no less, Capital Punishment.


Check out my favorite music video from the late great rapper, plus more, after the break!


"I just lost 100 lbs, I'm trying to live!"
A slim and swagu'd Pun! #Bun
Nas said it best in his song, Book of Rhymes: "rarely y'all come in contact with the real, since Pun passed, he was the last shine of sun I could feel..."  


Sidebar: Everybody and their god brother was in Pun's video! From JLo, Diddy, Pun's widow and kids, Fat Joe (I even spotted an unknown DJ Khaled and VH1's Love and Hip Hop's Erica Mena's baby daddy aka one of TS' weed carriers) to Wyclef, Donnell Jones, Busta, Nas, Noreaga, Lil Kim, LL Cool J and host of other notables in the hip hop community.


Rest in peace Pun, gone but never forgotten!

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