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Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg Wants Black Thought & Big Pun’s son on new Album


Words by Roman White Visit for more information Hot 97’s Morning show co-host Peter Rosenberg has set a goal to release an album in 2018. The popular hip-hop commentator, radio personality and ESPN host confirmed on Instagram that he was working on this new project and just yesterday announced that he wants to get […]

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. Visit for more information March, 1998: An industry slumber party “Big Pun is just another Spanish rapper,” an unidentified A&R man shares with some […]

SOURCE360: Source Latino Bridging the Gap

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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”. Visit for more information Latinos have been breaking ground in hip-hop since it’s humble beginnings.  Join us at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, […]

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

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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. Visit for more information 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 […]

Today In Hip Hop History: The Source Magazine Remembers The Legacy Of Big Pun


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. Visit for […]

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 […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Big Pun 16 Years Later


Sixteen years ago on this date, Hip Hop lost one of the greatest lyricists that the game has ever seen. Christopher “Big Pun” Rios passed away from cardiac arrest in 2000 at the height of his career. Visit for more information Pun’s eternal mark that he left on Hip Hop began with his Capital […]

Happy Birthday 50 Cent! Fif’s Realest Rap Beefs


The Source would like to send a big Born Day shout out to 50 by celebrating what Mr .Jackson does best Visit for more information 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 […]

Big Pun’s Widow is Suing Fat Joe


Big Pun’s widow is demanding millions Visit for more information We’re all very familiar with Terror Squad’s Big Pun and Fat Joe. And we also know that Pun’s career was arguably kickstarted by Joe after the rapper appeared on Joe’s Jealous Ones Envy back in 1995. Pun then released his own platinum major label project […]

Styles P Releases New Album, “Phantom And The Ghost”, Now Available For Stream x Download

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Visit for more information Styles P released his new album today, Phantom And The Ghost, boasting features from the likes of Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Rocko, Vado, Chris Rivers (Big Pun‘s son), Raheem DeVaughn and more. In typical Styles/LOX fashion, this project is comprised completely of hard-hitting, get to the point, no holds barred rap music. Thank the Lord above for […]

N.O.R.E. Recalls How Big Pun Got On ‘Banned From T.V.’

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In an exclusive interview with Hip Hop DX, N.O.R.E reminisced on how the late Big Pun got on “Banned From T.V.,” a track from N.O.R.E’s 1998 debut solo album, N.O.R.E.  Visit for more information “Actually, Pun bullied his way on there,” N.O.R.E said in the interview.  “I had Nature on there, but Pun was in the […]


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(November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000) Visit for more information Christopher Lee Rios who many know as Big Pun will always remain a beloved figures in the New York hip-hop scene. The rapper who was of Puerto Rican descent, was 28 years old and nearly 700 pounds when he died in White Plains, New […]

Her Source Count Down: Top 5 Hip-Hop Collaborations Featuring Ashanti

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Written By: Ms_hip_hop Visit for more information While Ashanti is prepping to release her fifth studio album Braveheart, Her Source, on the other hand, decided to count down some of her best featured collaborations over the years…   Advertisement 1.Ja Rule featuring Ashanti- “Always On Time” This is one of many collaborations with label […]

Her Source Wishes Jennifer Lopez A Happy Birthday (Top JLo Hip Hop Collaborations)

Visit for more information Happy Birthday to Jennifer Lopez from the Her Source team! Jenny from that Block of the South South Bronx celebrates her 44th birthday today. The Boricua beauty and world-renowned actress, singer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and, most importantly, mother of two is a force to be reckoned with. Not to mention, at […]