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Big Pun’s first rap name was Big Moon Dawg

Big Pun's first rap name was Big Moon Dawg

Before Christopher Lee Rios was known as Big Punisher or Big Pun for short, his first name was Big Moon Dawg. ’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  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 album by a Latino rapper to go platinum.

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