V Exclusive: Joell Ortiz Remembers Big Pun: ‘You’ll Never Get Another Christopher Rios’


There will never be an MC that will be able to fill his shoes or one who’ll measure up to the lyrical tenacity that Big Pun encompassed. VIBE sat down with Joell Ortiz, who has been asked by Fat Joe on several occasions to fill in for his deceased partner during performances of their classic “Twinz (Deep Cover ’98)”, to remember one of rap’s “top 5 dead or alive.”

R.I.P. BIG PUN (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000)