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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. Pun’s eternal mark that he left on Hip Hop began with his Capital Punishment LP, which was his […]

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 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 […]

Big Pun’s Widow is Suing Fat Joe


Big Pun’s widow is demanding millions 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 Capital Punishment a few years […]

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

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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 giving us Hip Hop heads […]

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.  “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 studio. I went to take […]


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(November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000) 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 York from a fatal heart […]

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

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Written By: Ms_hip_hop 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 mate Ja Rule that […]

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

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 44, she’s got the face […]

15 Years Later Artists Reflect On Big Pun’s Capital Punishment

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Several artists look back into the time and space that occupied the era of hip-hop in 1998 and Capital Punishments impact on the game. In a recent video released by BET through a 106 & Park exclusive, artist gather to express their views on Big Pun’s music and the person that he was as they […]

The Source Presents: Top 50 Lyricists (Preview 2)

The power of the word has always been golden in Hip-hop. Now in a age where lyricism is taking a back seat to celebrity, The Source bring you the Top 50 lyricists of all time in an effort to put some focus back on the art form.  Make no mistake. This is not your hottest […]

Time Out NY’s The 50 Top Rap Lyrics about Food List

  Time Out New York has released a list of their favorite 50 food references in rap music. The list includes the lyrics of Kanye West, Cam’ron, Big Pun, Childish Gambino, Jay Z, Ghostface Killah, Fat Boys, Diddy, and more. Check out the list HERE Big Pun’s “Banned From TV” is number 22 on their […]

Big Pun Through The Years

The Source looks back on the life and legacy of one of the greatest rappers to ever live, the legendary Christopher “Big Pun” Rios. Today marks the twelve year anniversary of the passing of Big Pun and between reviews, ads, albums and cover stories, The Bible Of Hip-Hop Culture, And Politics takes a look back.  […]

F.T.: Greatest Story Never Told Part 1

F.T. has been an underground phenomenon the moment he touched the mic and started rapping. While, many industry and underground types will acknowledge him and his talent, his road like many others through the music industry has been plagues by bad luck, broken promises and tragedy. While he perseveres toward his goal of making music […]