It’s been nearly two decades since the passing of Big Pun and the D.I.T.C. crew pay homage to the late rhymeslinger as Buckwild drops “Fire” featuring Remy Ma, Reef Hustle, Fat Joe and a verse from the late Christopher Rios.
Fat Joe spoke to XXL about the time he had to share a jail cell with Big Pun and the moment he realized how crazy Big Pun was.
DJ Eclipse digs in the crates and finds this gem from The Stretch & Bobbito show that features Big Pun and Fat Joe. But let’s get it from the words of Eclipse.
I always recorded my guest sets on KCR so I couldn’t for the life of me understand why I wouldn’t have the one Riz and I did when Fat Joe brought up Big Pun for the first time (along w/Armageddon & Keith Nut). Come to find out I forgot to label the tapes with the date. Anyway, seems only fitting to post this today on Pun’s birthday. Joe starts the interview (151:40) and plays some joints off his album before introducing everyone to the mic (167:42). I threw on “Broken Language” and Pun set it all off. Other dope moments were the Pumpkinhead, Natural Elements and O.C./Poops promos that Bob started off the night with before Riz got on (10:20) and showed off (see Nas Remix). Bobbito plays a demo set in the middle of the show (113:15) before Terror Squad arrives and then I close it out (179:22). And what would a Stretch & Bobbito show be without comedy from Lord Sear (228:30) For more insight on this Pun appearance check out the movie “Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives”.
We don’t know why and we don’t care why but watching this mashup of Big Pun’s “Still Not A Player” with Big Bird hanging out at Sesame Street makes so much sense for all the wrong reasons.