The Primer Series

The Primer: 10 Big Pun Songs Everyone Should Know

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Celebrating the life and music of the one and only Big Punisher.

The iPod Shuffle

The iPod Shuffle: Big Pun’s “That’s How We Roll ’98”

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Today, February 7th, marks 14 years since the passing of Hip-Hop legend Big Pun.

The iPod Shuffle

The iPod Shuffle – Big Pun’s “I’m Not A Player”

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Why does "I'm Not A Player" get pushed aside so often for the utterly wack "Still Not A Player.

Outkast

Give & Go: 25 Great Back-And-Forth Raps

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Before materialism engulfed the genre, lyricism was at the forefront of Hip-Hop and high standards created competition amongst the artists.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Joell Ortiz – “Big Pun’s Back” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=196110"> Thanks Joell. "Tupac's Back" has been stuck in my head on repeat all week long. At least I can switch up a bit now. Props: <a href="http://www.blowhiphoptv.com/JOELL-ORTIZ--BIG-PUN-S-BACK---OFFICIAL-VIDEO-/9929200">BHHTV</a>.

VIDEOS

Cookin Soul x DJ Whoo Kid Present Night Of The Living Dead Pt. III (Big L Vs. Big Pun) Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/03/dj-drama-cookin-soul-the-notorious-big-tribute-mixtape"> First they <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/03/dj-drama-cookin-soul-the-notorious-big-tribute-mixtape">dug up Biggie</a>.

The Darkside Vol. 1

Notable Quotable – Fat Joe’s “Heavenly Father”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/download-fat-joe-feat-clipse-cam%e2%80%99ron-kilo"> There's three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. The Terror Squad offices have had revolving doors since Pun's passing, yet the commander-in-chief has never switched positions. Who's real and who's phony? Who really knows but we do know that Joey Crack sent a volley in Pun's wife's direction on his <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-darkside-vol-1">new LP</a>.

Vibe Magazine

Fat Joe’s Life Before The Darkside

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<a href="http://www.vibe.com/content/full-clip-fat-joe-breaks-down-his-catalogue"> Even though he's been grinding out full-lengths since most of the current competition was in grammar school, Fat Joe doesn't have a <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/ratings">5 Cig</a> album under his belt.

Trackstar The DJ

Digital Underground – DU2010

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/digital-underground-sittin-on-the-hits"> Digital Underground. The name means so many different things to different people. "The Humpty Dance" resonates with just about any ol' rap fan but whisper Sex Packets in a crowded room and it'll separate the Top 40 downloaders from the ones who were caught up in the hyper-sexed funk Shock G. & Co. From out the zany inventiveness from which they once came, the Oakland wolf pack is back in the mix like they never left with a mixtape that features something old and something new, DU2010. Derived from the genius of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/trackstar-the-dj">Trackstar The DJ</a> and <a href="http://www.techsupremedesign.com/">Tech Supreme</a> (on the graphics), run down memory lane and sprint towards the new shine from The Greenlight EP (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Greenlight-EP-Explicit/dp/B003FFBXT4/ref=sr_shvl_album_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1276671552&sr=301-3">available now</a>).

VIDEOS

Video – “Big Pun: The Legacy” Trailer

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The recent dust-up between <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/08/fat-joe-and-liza-rios-call-hot97">Joe</a> or <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/08/fat-joe-responds-to-liza-rios">Liza Rios</a> has taken attention away from Christopher Rios and the mark he managed to leave behind in only five years of work.

SMOKE BREAK

Fat Joe Calls Hot97

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Photo By Kris Connor Well you heard <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/08/fat-joe-responds-to-liza-rios">Liza Rios side of the story</a>.

VIDEOS

Fat Joe, Big Pun, Liza Rios & The Money

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A few days ago, video surfaced of Pun's wife making claims that she lives in a homeless shelter & her family struggling.

#Jay Z

“New York Giants…”

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There's always been the unsubstantiated story of Jay-Z, Terror Squad & bottles poppin' in a club (and not in a celebratory manner).

Notable Quotables

’98 Notable Quotable – Big Pun From “Terror Squadians”

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"Your style is unoffic' Niggaz like you stay on my wanted list Pun and Prince, we walkin' on kings, like a son of a bitch Fuckin' with this is hazardous to amateur battlers Average niggas get lost in the course of embarrassment Of course you don't have a chance, I'm the boss in your eminence Get tossed in the ambulance with the force of an avalanche I'll torture your fragile ass with rhetorical paragraphs For all of you that'll laugh at a historical aftermath I come equipped, my tongue and lips are like a hundred clips Look behind you, I'll blind you like when the sun eclipse Ain't no second chances, I glance at niggas, make em' wet they pants-es Chances are slim if Twinz done swing the rest of the ransom The best and the champion, that means I'm far beyond Dionne read my palm, told me to get on and put my army on Come along, follow the Don, my motto and song Is for tomorrow, cause today's almost already gone Let's get on, split your belly with the machete long Tear your arms of your shoulders, and tell ya to--- hold on.

Show & A.G.

“Themes, Schemes & Dreams…” – Show & A.G. – Full Scale EP

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This original EP portion has been out of print for a while now.

#Jay Z

Live ’98

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This definitely goes without saying but in terms of posse cuts: 1998>2008 You can front all you want but all these "hood anthems" we're being bombarded with nowadays are straight up garbage, and forgettable.

Terror Squad

(C)Rank That – ’98 Edition: Def Squad Vs. Terror Squad Remakes

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKI4UrjX35g">Delightful. </a> When you decide to remake one of the most influential rap songs of all time, you better do it right.


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