Pun was remembered
yesterday (Tuesday Feb. 6, 2001) as family, friends and fans
gathered to watch the Tat's Cru paint a mural in honor of Big
Pun. Many celebrities were in attendance, including Remy Martin,
Ja-Rule, Cuban Link, Kool Herc and Fat Joe.
The event started
around 11:00am yesterday. The celebrities that were there signed
autographs for the children, who sang, danced and recited Big
Pun lyrics while the mural was being painted.
"He was a good
man. A very loyal man" said Terror Squad leader Fat Joe.
"A friend you could trust. A team member. A family man.
Somebody who did it. Somebody that came out the ghetto. Somebody
that when past the obstacles, which is hard."
when he was alive, he proved himself" fellow Terror Squad
member Cuban Linx added. "He is still proving himself with
his new album, Endangered Species."
Although Steve Rifkin
initially said that Pun's last album, Yeeah Baby would be the
last from Loud, the label is set to release Endangered Species,
April 3rd. The album is a collection of greatest hits and unreleased
"It just proves
that Pun was the greatest ever. Thats all thats going to come
out of my mouth" said Fat Joe. "Just in case you didnt
get with him, this is like a greatest hits, but then again its
like a mix tape. Its like all the best songs Pun had ever did
with other people, solo and he got like 6-7 unreleased songs.
Its also to generate money for his wife and his kids. Its
a positive thing all the way around. Its going to be a classic
in hip hop."
"We are going
to do this mural over every year until we all die" proclaimed
7th, 2001 is the one year anniversary of Big Pun's passing due
to heart failure. Click
here to see pictures of the Mural being painted.