Before Christopher Lee Rios was known as Big Punisher or Big Pun for short, his first rap name was Big Moon Dawg. Big Pun’s rap name came from the comic book character Punisher. In 1989, Big Pun was performing under the name Big Moon Dawg, he formed a group called Full A Clips with Triple Seis, Prospect & Cuban Link. Big Pun was eventually discovered by Fat Joe and was featured on Fat Joe’s 1995 album Jealous One’s Envy. Big Pun’s debut studio album Capital Punishment was the first solo hip hop album by a Latino rapper to go platinum.