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There's no denying Big Pun's position amongst the great Latino figures in hip-hop history. As a rapper, the late Bronx bomber's rapid delivery and breath-defying flow were as crucial to hip-hop as Carlos Santana's electric guitar wizardry is to rock 'n' roll. Endangered Species, Pun's second posthumous release since succumbing to a heart attack in 2000, is a fitting epitaph to his legacy as a battle-ready rapper and a Puerto Rican folk hero. Compiled by longtime Pun comrade Fat Joe from an assortment of outtakes, radio freestyles, remixes, cameos, and choice album cuts, this 24-track collection verifies the big man's duality as both an underground sensation and platinum playa -- a trait that makes him the only ...
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There's no denying Big Pun's position amongst the great Latino figures in hip-hop history. As a rapper, the late Bronx bomber's rapid delivery and breath-defying flow were as crucial to hip-hop as Carlos Santana's electric guitar wizardry is to rock 'n' roll. Endangered Species, Pun's second posthumous release since succumbing to a heart attack in 2000, is a fitting epitaph to his legacy as a battle-ready rapper and a Puerto Rican folk hero. Compiled by longtime Pun comrade Fat Joe from an assortment of outtakes, radio freestyles, remixes, cameos, and choice album cuts, this 24-track collection verifies the big man's duality as both an underground sensation and platinum playa -- a trait that makes him the only known link between Ricky Martin and Kool G. Rap. Pun was indeed the first Latin rapper to at once perplex and dazzle us with his exhaustive skill, and Endangered Species drives that sentiment home with all the unpolished, frenetic energy of a great street mix tape. Ron Hart
All Music Guide - Jon Azpiri
At the age of 28, Big Pun joined a long list of deceased rappers who left fans too early. Endangered Species is a compilation of much of Pun's best work. All of Pun's hits are included here, including "It's So Hard" and the infectious dancefloor filler "Still Not a Player." Also included are several of Pun's most memorable guest appearances, such as his cameo on the Beatnuts classic "Off the Books," as well as some of his work with Terror Squad. Most of Big Pun's fans will buy the album for unreleased material such as "Mama" and "Wishful Thinking," a collaboration with Kool G. Rap and Cypress Hill's B Real. While the unreleased material may not be Big Pun's best work, it will also not disappoint his fans. The album includes some of Pun's remixes of pop hits like Ricky Martin's "Livin' la Vida Loca" and Brandy's "Sittin' on Top of the World." Taken as a whole, the album is an impressive document of an artist that truly was a force to be reckoned with.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2001
  • Label: Relativity
  • UPC: 088561196325
  • Catalog Number: 1963
  • Sales rank: 46,241

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Pun (Intro) - Big Punisher (0:16)
  2. 2 You Ain't a Killer - Big Punisher (3:52)
  3. 3 Twinz (Deep Cover '98) - Big Punisher (3:48)
  4. 4 Whatcha Gon Do? - Terror Squad (3:07)
  5. 5 How We Roll - Ashanti (3:34)
  6. 6 Still Not a Player - Big Punisher (3:56)
  7. 7 Off the Books - Cuban Link (2:48)
  8. 8 Words from Nore - Big Punisher (0:52)
  9. 9 Banned from TV - N.O.R.E. (4:19)
  10. 10 Mamma - Tony Sunshine (4:16)
  11. 11 The Beat Box - Big Punisher (0:14)
  12. 12 Brave in the Heart - Triple Seis (3:56)
  13. 13 The Dream Shatterer - Big Punisher (3:19)
  14. 14 Words With Fat Joe (0:37)
  15. 15 John Blaze - Jadakiss (4:06)
  16. 16 My World - Big Punisher (3:29)
  17. 17 Pina Colada - Ruff Ryders (4:09)
  18. 18 Top of the World - Big Punisher (3:48)
  19. 19 Livin' la Vida Loca - Cuban Link (2:44)
  20. 20 Fire Water - Big Punisher (4:15)
  21. 21 Classic Verses (Drop It Heavy and Fantastic 4) - DJ Clue? (2:18)
  22. 22 Freestlye With Remy Martin (1:33)
  23. 23 Wishful Thinking - B Real (4:00)
  24. 24 How We Roll '98 - Big Punisher (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Pun Primary Artist
Big Punisher Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Ricky Martin Track Performer
Nas Track Performer
Brandy Vocals
Martha Mooke Viola
Noreaga Track Performer
DJ Clue? Track Performer
DJ Spinbad scratching
G Flowers Guitar
Terror Squad Track Performer
Ruff Ryders Track Performer
Vanessa Rios Background Vocals
Jadakiss Track Performer
Cuban Link Track Performer
Tony Sunshine Track Performer
Triple Seis Track Performer
Ashanti Vocals
Ed Goldson Bass
Technical Credits
Mike Heron Producer
The Beatnuts Producer
Bill Esses Engineer
K-Cut Producer
Rich Keller Engineer
Eddie Sancho Engineer
Tony Smalios Engineer
Buck Wild Producer
Brandy Vocal Arrangements
Rodney Jerkins Remixing
Glen Marchese Engineer
Fat Joe Producer, Executive Producer, Mastering
David Bett Art Direction
Irv Gotti Producer
Soundboy Engineer
Big Punisher Producer
The Alchemist Producer
B Real Producer
Knobody Producer
Blair Wells Engineer
LaShawn Daniels Vocal Arrangements
Young Lord Producer
Swizz Beatz Producer
Pat Viola Engineer
Christian Delatour Engineer
Larry Devore String Arrangements
Tone & Poke Producer
Eric Schlotzer Engineer
Sean Cane Producer
Kerry DeBruce Cover Art
Tru Stylze Producer
Kasseem Dean Composer
Brian Stanely Engineer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best greatest hits ever

    best rapper of his times

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A fitting tribute

    If your a fan or even an intrigued listener of Big Pun this is for you, at twenty four tracks you may think this album was extended with filler material yet the album is consistently very good. It exhibits the tremendous rapping skills of Pun with carefully selected songs that succeed in doing Pun's short yet great career justice. I can guarantee if you listen to this tribute to Pun's life you will be in no doubt that he was one of the greats of rap.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''...y ahora tu, BAM, BAM - brace yourself''

    THE BEST OF BIG PUN - plus some unreleased joints. Eventhough most real hiphop heads have his only 2 albums, we should still cop this album because joints in which PUN made guest appearances in other songs are included. YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHH BAAAAAABY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BIG PUN FOR LIFE

    This album is his best of all time. The album has lots of songs that he did with other people like The Lox, Nas, and others. His unreleases song is worth listening to. The whole album is a HIT!! so Holla at him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    big pun is a bronx ledgend.

    This album is primarily not so commercial releases, if you have been a big pun fan, you have the majority of these songs. There is some hot ish on here, but I'd preview this cd and compare it to older pun and terror squad releases first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HIP HOP LEGEND

    This album is a great tribute to one of the best who ever did it. Pun was one of the greatest lyrist of all-time,and the biggest Latino rapper in history,even though latino's have been there since day one of Hip Hopstory, no one did it better than Pun. Cope this CD, and save it for your grandkids.(R.I.P. BIG P)

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