XXL Presents… 12 Big Pun Songs Every Fan Needs to Know

Christopher “Big Pun” Rios’s life was taken way too soon. He passed from a heart attack on February 7, 2000. Despite leaving a void in the game that has yet to be filled, Big Moon Dog’s presence continues to loom 12 years later. Equipped with such a venerable catalog filled with everything from hilarious sex shenanigans (“Taster’s Choice”), radio smashes (“Still Not A Player”), lyrical juxes (“Twinz”), and more, he wasn’t called the Punisher for nothing. Digging in his bag of gems, XXL celebrates the life of the legendary Bronx native with a special playlist filled with tracks that every rap fan needs to know.

Salute to one of the greatest rappers of all time. —XXL Staff (@XXLStaff)

  • mchype

    What happenend to Die 4 My Niggas.

    • OG Matt Herbz

      Niggaz don’t know that the picture of Pun above was actually taken from space. Pun was THAT DUDE.

      –OG Matt Herbz–

  • mchype

    What happenend to Die 4 My Niggas.

  • norcal

    who better BIG PUN or rick ross , ross = sound effects im tired of them stuffing ross in r ears he sux

    • CWigg

      I like Rick Ross….but comparing him to Pun is like comparing piss to champagne
      No one with any brains would even ask the question!

    • thatruth

      YAH STOP DICKRIDING ON PUN’S DICK YEA HE WAS A GOOD RAPPER(not great) and anyway rickross is not whack as many of you are implying

      • Never

        To be honest he is. We just lowered the bar and grade on a curve so he comes off looking like the smartest kid in special ed.

      • rj

        u have shitty taste, pun was a beast on the mic, beyond great

      • The Original Big J

        Your fuckin’ stupid nigga. hows that for “thatruth”

    • BK ALL DAY

      BIG PUN IS SO MUCH BETTER THEN ROSS IT IS AN INSULT TO EVEN ASK THAT QUESTION.

      PUN>>>>ross

  • canadasmost

    9 out 12 tracks are all off puns capital punishment . you really should have threw the track john blaze on this list off of fat joes don cartagena album . pun spitting alongside jadakiss , nas , and raekwon and he holds his own .

  • sparkcity911

    SURPORT REAL HIP HOP////////JUNE MARX a.k.a. cardinal sin……….ONE HALF OF TWIN PERILS……..SURPORT REAL HIP-HOP//////////// HOTEP…………..

  • MOHAD HADRI ADHAM

    IT IS VERY G00D……
    TWITTER IS S0 G00D

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEB7E1nCV6w oli123m

    big pun killing it!

  • crime

    its funny how peeps be like yo this dude is better then the other,u KNOW WHAT THESE GUYS HAVE THEIR OWN STYLE,I LIKE BOTH.LONG LIVE BIG PUN,RICK ROSS KEEP DOING UR THING.(CRIME,inc.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Kriese/679741033 Josh Kriese

      You can’t be serious. You have balls to even MENTION ross in the same sentence as Pun

  • Mirakaveli

    What happened to Fire Water

  • Mirakaveli

    what happened to john blaze

  • Lawliet

    Leather Face

  • LoopDit

    Agree with John Blaze and Firewater. What about Tres Leches??? This list is lackin!!

  • N

    So basically most of the top 12 is made up of tracks from Capital Punishment? :P Not bad choices though.