It’s been almost 16 years since the late great Big Pun passed away due to a massive heart attack just 2 months before his second debut album, Yeeeah Baby, was set to drop.
Today Pun wouldv’e been 44 years old and his oldest child, Chris, wrote a tribute letter to his father on him Instagram page.
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
Happy Birthday and Rest in Hip-Hop Paradise Pun.
Below is a clip of Pun’s son who goes by Chris Rivers killing the 5 Fingers of Death freestyle on Sway In The Morning: