Mural To Be Created For Big Pun


friends, and fans of Big Pun (birthname, Christopher Rios)

will gather together in the South Bronx on February 6, 2001

to commemorate the 1st anniversary of his untimely passing

last year on February 7, 2001.

Big Pun will be

immortalized yet again by Bronx-based hip-hop graffiti artist,

The TATS CRU, who painted the original mural at 163rd &

Westchester Avenue. Last years mural will be whitewashed and

a new mural will be painted in it's place. Among the artist

on hand, for the mural painting will be the Terror Squad family

including Fat Joe and Cuban Linx, Tony Sunshine, and many

more. Additional artists attending will be announced


In celebration

of Pun's musical legacy, Loud Records will release Endangered

Species, featuring classics from Big Pun's previous two albums,

a collection of new songs, collaborations, and unreleased

music. The album packaging also will includes liner notes

written by Fat Joe and photos from Big Pun's private collection.

Endangered Species is slated to hit the streets on April 3,


The Event starts

at 11:00am until the mural is finished. It will take place

at 163rd & Westchester in the South Bronx.

For more information

on this memorial event or the upcoming album, Endangered Species,

please contact Jackie O. Asare at (212)337-5341.