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I pretty quickly learned two things. One, like ODB every story you've ever heard about Pun, no matter how insane, is almost definitely true. Two, yes, he really was that good. It doesn't make sense that this was physiologically true considering the obesity that eventually killed him, but Pun had the best breath control of all-time. See more...See more...
You know what the difference between a rap nerd and a rap fan is? A rap fan watches this classic Mos Def x DMX x John Forte x Mic Geronimo x Big Pun x Canibus cypher and goes, "yo, that's dope." A rap nerds hunts down the origins of every emcees verse. I think you all know what camp I fall into. See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 05/04/11 |
Filed under Downloads, Joell Ortiz, Big Pun
I'm not going to front. While he was alive I didn't really realize how incredible Big Pun was. Sadly I only knew Christopher Rios from what MTV would play - the man's not a player, but he did crush a lot - so it wasn't until I got a little older that I took the time to dig back into the man's material and was thoroughly sold. I mean, "Twinz" alone is enough to place him on the best flows of all-time list. See more...See more...
Posted by Matt Juss on 12/14/10 |
Filed under Top Stories, Features, Big Pun, Classic Albums
The most significant moment of Big Pun's early career came when he met rapper Fat Joe, who gave him his first chance to be a star, a move that paid off in ways neither of the two could have imagined. Although he passed away only two years after releasing his debut, Big Pun left a huge impact on the industry, becoming the first solo Latino rapper to have his album go platinum. That album was the 1998 release "Capital Punishment". See more...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 10/28/10 |
Filed under Top Stories, Downloads, Mixtapes, Big Pun, Big L, Cookin Soul
As a general rule I love me some Cookin Soul (how dope was that "Brooklyn (Remix)"?), so I had to download the third installment of their "Night of the Living Dead" mixtape series, for which they've brought together deceased lyrical heavyweights Big L and Big Pun for some mash-up genius. Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 09/03/10 |
Filed under Top Stories, Downloads, Rap Nerdery, Big Pun, Jermaine Dupri, Will Smith, R.O.C., Cam'ron
Yeah, you fucking read that right. I was going to post the new Trey Songz and Drake joint (lord forbid we went 24 hours without a new Drizzy track) but I'm pulling a complete 180 and instead posting this rare and unbelievably random remix spotted on the same Hype Men podcast that sparked my "White on White Hate" article. Listen and download...See more...
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