In November 2019, both Fat Joe and longtime Terror Squad collaborator DJ Khaled remembered Pun’s legacy. The hip-hop pair went to their social media pages to reflect on his birthday.
“HAPPY BDAY TO THE ICON BIG PUN ! BLESS UP !” -DJ Khaled’s Instagram
“Till i Die i will rep you my lil brother maaaaaan we had a blast you were the Lil brother i never had and i was your big brother you never had we are inseparable History will tell of these two Giant Spanish rappers from the Bronx that put Latinos on the map in Hip Hop .Everyday is your Bday there’s not a day that goes by that i don’t think of you one of the most loyal friends on earth wish we had more time together but I’m sure we’ll see each other again dance in Heaven and know your brothers the REALEST TEAM in rap will hold you down TS4LIFE 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽” -Fat Joe’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
Joe went the extra mile. FJ shared a few flashbacks to the 90’s hanging out alongside Big Punisher.
“First and only time i held an Umbrella for another man BIG PUN RIP” -Fat Joe’s Instagram
Before You Go
In November 2018, Fat Joe poured his heart out over Pun. Joey reflected on how much he meant to him.
“This is the lil brother i never had, i was the big brother he never had. what a special person, a Genius! it was Love at first sight the day i met him he told me the deepest secrets of his life. i wondered to myself why is this guy telling me this but later on i realized he knew we would share a bond that will live beyond life. I remember putting him in my Lexus and his crew looking like they wanted to cry as i pulled off. i said to him don’t worry we’ll open the doors with you then put your friends on and we did just that. The first guys i had Pun rap for was @koolgrap and @Nas . G rap was his favorite and Nas was the best rapper at the time. they didn’t know what to expect. he spit with such a delivery, sharp rapid rhymes, i literally saw them do the bobble head like what the fuck is This! “Big Pun” i had my answer, he was everything i thought he was. some artists have a hard time. some artist are talented but never see their full potential, but for Pun it was a given. he was the best, and the 1st Latino solo artist to do 2x platinum. not off itunes and streams either. you had to go and physically buy the CD. Real numbers it was REAL! I’m so proud of my brother and I’ll love you till my dying day. I’ve never seen a crew miss a brother like we miss him. He was our heart and soul, our crazy lil brother. I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN BROTHER. LOVE YOU, GOD BLESS.”