Big Pun

Birth Name: Christopher Lee Rios

Date of Birth: November 9, 1971

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: February 7, 2000

Place of Death: White Plains, Westchester, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

Big Pun was an American rapper. He was also known as Big Punisher, Big Moon Dog, and Big Dog The Punisher.

Big Pun was the son of Gail Simpson and David Rios. His family was of Puerto Rican descent. A photo of Big Pun’s parents can be seen here. He had three children, including rapper Chris Rivers.

On the intro of his album “Yeeeah Baby,” he refers to himself as having, “the heart of an Indian, the strength of a Black man, and the pride of a Spaniard.”


Marriage record of Big Pun’s parents –

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