Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000), better known by the stage namesBig Pun and Big Punisher, was an American rapper. Pun was perhaps known for his collaborations with fellow rapper Fat Joe and for his lyricism, which was notable for its technical efficiency, having minimal pauses to take a breath, heavy use of alliteration as well as internal and multi-syllabic rhyming schemes.
Big Pun released only one album during his lifetime, Capital Punishment in 1998. Following his death in 2000, several more albums containing previously unreleased material have also been released.
About.com ranked him #25 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of All Time, while MTV2 ranked him #11 on its list of the "22 Greatest MCs". In 2012, The Source ranked him #19 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.