As mentioned yesterday, the late Bronx rapper Big Pun would have been 41 years old today. Big Pun is best known for his amazing lyrical feat, and being the first solo Latin rapper to achieve platinum status with Capital Punishment. Accompanied by fellow Bronx native Fat Joe, Pun was on his way to superstardom. Sadly, his struggles with his weight led to his untimely demise, as the MC would die of a heart attack at the tender age of 29. Until this day, the Big Punisher is heralded as one of the greatest lyricists of all time.
Eve turns 33-years-old today. Her debut album Let There Be Eve… Ruff Ryder’s First Lady earned her the respect as a capable MC, and placed the Philly native as one of the industry's most standout rap stars. Eve has won a Grammy for her collaboration with Gwen Stefani on “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” and started her own clothing line, Fetish. Lately, she's been preparing for the release of her new album Lip Lock, which is scheduled to come out in 2013.