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Today in Hip-Hop History: Lyrical Legend Big Pun Passed Away 19 Years Ago

On this date in 2000, the Hip-Hop community was both shocked and saddened by the untimely death of lyrical giant Christopher “Big Pun” Rios. As the premiere artist for Fat Joe’s Terror Squad, Pun became the first Latino Hip Hop artist to go platinum and discovered TS’ First Lady, Remy Ma. Pun is regarded as […]

Dave East Pays Homage to His Influences With Fresh Leg Tats

Dave East Pays Homage to His Influences With Fresh Leg Tats

Dave East is good across the state of California but he doesn’t need to visit Hollywood to see the Walk of Fame. All he has to do is look down at his legs. Covered in ink, his leg tattoos pay homage to his musical influences. Inking their faces into his flesh, you can find some […]

Happy 43rd Birthday 50 Cent! Fif’s Realest Rap Beefs

Born on this date in 1975, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is undoubtedly one of the most influential forces in the game today. From music to movies to successful business ventures, Fif has always stayed on top of his game ever since he made his unconventional entrance into the Hip Hop industry at the end of […]

Overpolicing: Neighbors Call Police on Black Doctor For Playing ’90s Hip-Hop

Mary Branch was in the gist of celebrating the precious news of her pregnancy until the police disrupted her joyful moment due to a noise complaint. Branch revealed the rather vexatious experience in The Washington Post, where while she cannot conclude if the report is centered around bias, she describes the act as a recognized […]

Big Pun’s Widow Liza Rios Hits Walmart With Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

The Big Pun brand is certainly still in demand nearly twenty years after his untimely death. Big Pun’s widow, Liza Rios has hit multinational retailer Walmart with a lawsuit over a clothing line and merchandise that tote the iconic emcee’s name and image. TMZ reports the Capital Punishment rapper’s signature trademark, a Jordan-like figure of […]

A Thorough Look Into The Career of The Big Punisher

Reigning from the Bronx is Big Pun, an emcee whose ability to master stylistic literary devices deemed him a legendary act by automation. Born Chistopher Lee Rios, the class act tragically and unexpectedly passed away on February 7, 2000 from a heart attack and respiratory failure at the tender age of 28. Today (Feb. 7), […]

Larger Than Life (Big Pun Cover Story 1998)

As The Source looks back on the life of Christopher Rios, check out his 2000 cover story as we discuss whether or not The Crusher’s last days could’ve been prevented. March, 1998: An industry slumber party “Big Pun is just another Spanish rapper,” an unidentified A&R man shares with some of his music industry colleagues […]

SOURCE360: Source Latino Bridging the Gap

In 1999, Puerto Rican rapper Big Pun became the first Latino solo artist to reach platinum sales for an LP with his debut album ‘Capital Punishment’, which included hit song “Still Not a Player”. Latinos have been breaking ground in hip-hop since it’s humble beginnings.  Join us at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, NY to discuss the current […]

Chris Rivers Drops Off Debut Album ‘Delorean’ and New Single “Fair One”

Chris Rivers is back today with another single “Fair One” featuring Hip-Hop legends Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Lil’ Fame. This hard street track is produced by Exel Musik. This single comes with Rivers debut project Delorean finally here after much promotion and build-up. The 21-track project from Big Pun’s son is his formal introduction to the world through his story […]

Fat Joe And Big Pun’s Widow Settle Longstanding Lawsuit

Following years of back and forth via the media and legal wrangling, it looks like Fat Joe and Big Pun’s widow Liza Rios have finally reach amicable terms, at least financially. According to Bossip, both parties have agreed to terms on a settlement following a $1 million lawsuit filed by Rios in 2014. The initial […]