Today (Nov. 10th) marks Big Pun’s 44th birthday. As many of his most notable tracks will get more spins on your FM dial than usual today and he will get shout-outs via Twitter and Instagram for being one of the best lyricists in hip-hop, no one will remember the Bronx emcee more than his wife and children.
Pun’s 21-year-old son Christopher Rivers took to his Instagram to send his father up in heaven a heartfelt message.
“The impact you left on the world will make you immortal as pun,” he wrote. “And the impact you left on mommy and your daughters and I left you immortal in our hearts. I don’t care if it sounds corny. Love doesn’t judge. You’re this Titan in my eyes this insurmountable force as an rapper I hear stories about your legendary charisma and the way you inspired people like a king.”
Rivers was 6-years-old when his father died of a heart attack.
Read the message below.
Happy birthday poppa. It's been almost 16 years and I still see people with tattoos of you immortalized on they flesh. The impact you left on the world will make you immortal as pun. And the impact you left on mommy ( @pun_is_her ) and your daughters ( @nessyrios @star_rios ) and I left you immortal in our hearts. I don't care if it sounds corny. Love doesn't judge. You're this Titan in my eyes this insurmountable force as an rapper I hear stories about your legendary charisma and the way you inspired people like a king. I would have loved to get to know you more. You were the greatest rapper , you were a person who manifested and shaped his destiny from selling crack in sound view sleeping out of bags to going double platinum whippin nighas with iced out chains lmao in all the things you were whether it be the #GOAT , hope , a legend, a man, a human , above all you were a husband and a father. And we love and miss you . I don't usually like saying much so I keep it at I love you and we gonna make you proud. You'll never really die. #RIP #DRAGONSUP #bigPun