Big Pun Memorial is one of the most iconic murals in the Bronx. Originally created by Tats Cru as a tribute homage to the late, Puerto Rican hip-hop artist.Due to health complications, Big Pun passed in February of the year 2000. Every year on November 10, the mural is renovated in order to pay homage to Pun on his birthday.
Tats Cru is a group of Bronx-based graffiti artists founded by Brim, Bio, BG183 and Nicer. Today these artists are professional muralists manifesting great art as a team. he current members of TATS CRU are Bio, BG183, Nicer, HOW, and NOSM
Big Pun short for “Big Punisher”, the American rapper who rose to stardom as the first Latino rapper certified platinum as a solo act. His debut album went A true figure who showed his community that anything is possible with determination and hard work. He first began to write in the mid-80’s and the producing music with his original crew, Full-A-Clips. Pun did not get his first big break until he met Fat Joe and debuted commercially on Joe’s debut album Jealous One’s Envy.
Big Pun was an inspirational figure for the afro-latino community in the Bronx during the emergence of modern hip-hop. He continues to be a beacon of hope to musicians, producers and music-enthusiast alike in the New York City area.
To visit the mural location goto;
910 Rogers Pl
Bronx, NY 10459
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