Big Pun

Lyricism Lives: Talib, EPMD, & The Beatnuts Honor Big Pun At S.O.B.’s


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(AllHipHop News) Any time Hip-Hop’s greatest MCs are debated Big Pun’s name is brought up. Pun’s lyrical legacy continues to challenge time. The Bronx native is still touted as one of the best to ever pick up a mic. It’s no surprise that tonight (Feb. 10), in New York City, many respected wordsmiths will gather at S.O.B.’s to honor Big Pun.

Talib Kweli is set to headline this legendary line-up. Golden Era giants like EPMD’s Parish Smith, D.I.T.C.’s AG, The Beatnuts, and Cuban Link are set to rock the mic. In total, 14 acts — along with other special surprise guests — will be featured.

In addition to these slated guests, Big Pun’s son, Chris Rivers, will also be center stage. The Capital Punishment MC’s genetic protégé spoke exclusively to AllHipHop about tonight’s 9P event. “I think the show is wonderful. It gives me and many others the privilege to not only be a part of his legacy but also further keep it alive,” expressed Pun’s son.

Chris — who himself, is emerging as a respected wordsmith — continued to reflect on his father’s impact on the genre. He then offered, “My father made himself immortal through his own achievements. It just feels like a blessing, that I’m able to touch to the stage to honor, and pay my respects in the way that he lived his life.”

Entrenched metaphors, cunning wordplay, and near-faultless delivery are reasons why Hip-Hop has immortalized Big Pun. The reminiscent Chris Rivers finally added, “It’s awesome to see that after 16 years of him being gone, he still has such an impact on people and a dedicated fan base that loves him.”

To purchase tickets for the 9P showtime click here.

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Why they got Pun doing the Jumpan on that promo, that fat ni99a didnt have one atheltic bone in his body. fu(k the bx

    QUEENS!

    • He used to be pretty athletic prior to being obese..

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Back in 78′ when he was 8?

    • STEPH

      Your mom don’t either but you won’t believe the tricks her fat ass can do….One night I had her upside down on a handstand for bout an hour shoving dick in her mouth…

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        aw how cute your Boyfriend liked your comment.

      • STEPH

        Your mom will give me her upvote tonight LMAO!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I will di(k down your mommy

      • STEPH

        Yeah Yeah Yeah, learn how to spell, and stop eating spam tacos……😂😂😂😂

  • All these rappers like Talib At the car wash… #WashedUpRappers (RIP Big Pun, sorry about some of these BS artists performing and using your legacy for their minimal gain.)

    • TheAlphaMagazine

      how are they washed up bro/sis? cos they grown? how do u decide who is washed up? which of your new school unwashed rappers can kick what talib kicks or kicked? pun is legendary and has not gotten the real regard he deserves like big pac and eazy.. let em do what u cant/wont… stop criticking blindly???

      • ApricotNapalm

        Talib is a Gr8….

  • STEPH

    One of the illest… R.I.P.

  • ApricotNapalm

    Lyrically Pun would be my goat if he didnt go too soon.

  • Q.

    Pun was ridiculous on the mic. If he was about 350 lbs lighter, he would’ve gotten way more props when he was living. His weight was a distraction:

    “Dead in the middle of Little Italy, little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn’t do diddly”

    ^Say that sh!t 3 X fast!

    BIG PUN > MILLENNIAL RAPPERS

    • ZUBU

      Yo that was an ill fukking line! He pit that shiiiittt effortlessly…. Skillls……

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • Q.

        ^Private Elmo reporting for duty!! #THIRSTY

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Fat bit(h

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Pvt. Elmo lol. Giving me the lowest rank. How about I… Never mind

    • SBRon

      All-Time DOPEST bar contender!!

    • Vinsanity

      When he first started he was slim….didn’t change anything but ok, if anything being Big helped establish his legacy.

      • Q.

        Nah. He didn’t get his full respect as an emcee, because he was so obese. Easier to get recognized upon death.

  • meanygreene

    When are they gonna do this for big l?

  • Xxplosive 1

    Pun was cold on that mic.

  • hoeyuno

    Their representing properly with the Beatnuts and Cuban..RIP Pun!!

    • Vinsanity

      Beatnuts were sic.

  • Vinsanity

    Yea he was ill and he opened up doors but what I really wanna know is who wiped his ass, Pun was too massive and built like a T-Rex to do it himself……too soon ….nahhhh

  • THISIS50

    damn 16 years

    RIP

  • 7yoyo7

    Cuban Link + Triple Seis + Prospect = No Fat Joe lol
    BX!

  • yomomma

    damn wish i can go but gottta pull in some overtime ugh