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Big Pun

Big Pun (November 10, 1971 - February 7, 2000) was a Puerto Rican rapper who emerged from the underground rap scene in the Bronx in the late 1990s. He appeared on albums from Raekwon, the Beatnuts and Fat Joe and eventually signed to Loud Records. After an advertising blitz, "I'm Not a Player" was an underground hit. His full length debut followed in 1998, Capital Punishment. With a group of Latino rappers, Big Pun formed the Terror Squad before dying of a heart attack (at 700 lbs). A posthumous album, Yeeeah Baby came out a few weeks after his death in 2000.