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Big Punisher


Born: 9 November 1971
Died: 7 February 2000 (heart attack)
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
Best known as:

Super-sized Latin rapper

Name at birth: Christopher Rios


Big Punisher's debut album Capital Punishment and the single "Still Not a Player" were big hits in 1997 and 1998, making him the first solo Latin rapper ever to go platinum. He joined other Latin rappers in the group Terror Squad, which released a self-titled album in 1999. Big Pun was a huge man, his weight reportedly varying between 450 and 700 pounds. He died of a heart attack at age 28. Two months later his second album, Yeeeah Baby, was released.

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