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Big Punisher

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Born: 11/10/1971
Died: 2/7/2000

Big Punisher
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Born Christopher Lee Rios in The Bronx, New York.

The first solo Latino rapper to go platinum

He named himself Big Punisher after the Marvel Comics hero and caught his break when he met fellow Bronx rapper Fat Joe in 1995.

Pun scored with "I'm Not a Player" in 1997 and secured a deal with Loud Records. His debut album debuted in the Top Five and sold over two million copies

Two years later, his struggle with obesity started getting the better of him. Reports had his weight fluctuating between 450 to 700 pounds during that time. Pun suffered a fatal heart attack in 2000. He was 28 years old.


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