Whether you're playing in legacy mode or actually building a fresh new playlist, Big Pun has unending appeal. His second LP Yeeeah Baby was being recorded at a time when Pun's health concerns was at an all-time high. The recording process had to be stalled on countless due to his respiratory issues, believed to have been at a clip of one recorded measure before he had to regain his strength. The perseverance of which shows a strength of character which followed his every step, his rep unrivaled in the streets. Rumors he put a gun to Jigga's chest have been debated for years, the Roc vs Terror Squad beef fought on scorched earth during the golden epoch of NY rap.
"It's So Hard" the first single on Yeeeah Baby, was released a week before it dropped, literally days after Pun's sudden death. The video attributed to "It's So Hard" served as a vigil for the late rapper, with close friends and collaborators such as Puff Daddy, N.O.R.E, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliott, Xzibit, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Prodigy and DJ Premier all paying their respect.
You can catch me in the cherry red one-fifty
Got the Glizzy locked in the stizzy
Pop the clizzy, going sixty down a one-wizzy
Drunk pissy, tryin' to cruise through the avenue
While my peoples is poppin' bottles up in Sue's Rendez-vous
Fuck that! Spun the U-ey, lost a hubcap
It's back to the shack, came back in a "What's that?"