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Here’s Why a Green Statue of Liberty Never Made It to Big Pun’s ‘Capital Punishment’ Album Artwork

This is definitely interesting, and hilarious.

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Scott Gries, Getty Images; Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
Scott Gries, Getty Images; Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Fat Joe Finally Settles Lawsuit with Big Pun’s Widow

After a lengthy legal battle, the courts said it's about time Big Pun's widow got paid.

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27 Rap Songs That Share the Same Title

Even though hip-hop is one of the most creative genres of music, when it comes to song titles, rappers sometimes drop the ball.

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Scott Gries / Chelsea Lauren / Angela Weiss, Getty Images (3)

20 First Moments in Hip-Hop You Should Know

XXL highlights 20 of the more publicized firsts in hip-hop.

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Columbia

10 Hip-Hop Songs Sampling Earth, Wind & Fire

As the music world mourns the loss of a true innovator XXL digs through the digital crates to see just how impactful Earth Wind & Fire have had on the hip-hop world. Here are ten hip-hop songs that sample Earth Wind & Fire classics.

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Sarah Rosado

20 Singers and Rappers Get Turned Into Cereal Art

From Drake to Aaliyah and more, see 20 Singers and Rappers Get Turned Into Cereal Art.

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Theo Wargo / Earl Gibson III / Jason Merritt / Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

From the random to the serious and everything in between, check out 100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.

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Who Flipped It Better? Big Pun vs. The Outsidaz

Who made better use of this Brenda Russell sample, Big Pun or Eminem's former homies The Outsidaz?

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YouTube

‘Baby Pun’ Explains Changing His Name To ‘Chris Rivers’ (Big Pun’s Son)

The name Chris Rivers may not sound familiar to some hip hop fans but surely you know his father, who aint’ a playa but he f---s a lot. The artist formerly known as “Baby Pun” is going through a rebirth process under his new stage name.

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N.O.R.E. Reflects on Big Pun’s ‘Capital Punishment’ Album 15 Years Later [Video]

Big Pun's debut solo album, 'Capital Punishment,' earned the Bronx-born rapper many firsts in his career. Once the critically-acclaimed opus was released on April 28, 1998, the Terror Squad member found himself soaring to the top of the charts...

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