BIG PUNISHER Biography - Musicians


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Name: Christopher Lee Rios                                                           
Born: 9 November 1971 South Bronx, Bronx, New York City                             
Died: 7 February 2000                                                               
Christopher Lee Rios (November 9, 1971 - February 7, 2000), better known as Big     
Punisher or Big Pun, was an American rapper of Puerto Rican descent who emerged     
from the underground rap scene in The Bronx in the late 1990s. He first appeared     
on albums from The Beatnuts on the track "Off the Books" and on Fat Joe's second     
album Jealous One's Envy, on the track "Watch Out", prior to signing to Loud         
Records as a solo artist. Big Pun's career was cut short in 2000 at age 28 by a     
fatal heart attack due to his obesity. He is survived by a wife, Liza Rios, and     
three children. Big Pun was the first solo Latino rapper to sell over one           
million LPs. His first stage name was Big Moon Dawg. His name comes from the         
Marvel comic book anti-hero The Punisher.