Big Pun, a.k.a. Christopher Lee Rios, passed away of a heart attack at age 28, leaving behind three children and a legacy as a prolific MC and a torch-bearer for Latinos in the rap community. 

The Bronx rapper got his start in 1989, but didn't appear on many records until Fat Joe's Jealous One's Envy in 1995. His flow was top-tier in a time when hip hop was lyrically genius, and Pun held his own alongside Big L, Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, and the other greats from the era.

During his career, Big Pun released two albums: 1998's Capital Punishment and 2000's Yeeeah Baby, which came out just a couple months after his death. With a variety of features on other records, there are a solid amount of verses from Pun, but ultimately his time was cut short. Today we throw it back to some of Big Pun's gems.