News: Prodigy Reflects On Big Pun's "Legacy" In New Doc [Video]

Saturday, Aug 8, 2009 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Footage from the upcoming Big Pun documentary, The Legacy, has landed online and shows the late rapper's wife and associates including Mobb Deep's Prodigy speaking on his rap image.

The leaked clip gives viewers a sneak peek at the new film and focuses on the rapper's publicized weight gain.

"That n*gga ordered everything on the f*cking menu," Prodigy says in the clip. "I think he ordered like all the entrees and all the appetizers. That n*gga ate everything he had and he started hitting everybody else plate. He was like 'P, you gonng finish that shrimp? Eh yo son, you gonna finish that?' like this n*gga was going at it, son."

"It got out of control," another associate added. "[Fat] Joe would be in the studio sometimes and Pun would order two buckets of KFC, like two, three buckets and try to eat them before Joe came. Joe used to show up saying 'Who's chicken is this?' and Pun would say 'I don't know.'" (Big Pun: The Legacy)

The upcoming documentary will be overseen by Pun's wife, Liza Rios.

Big Pun: The Legacy is by Vlad Yudin and will be released through CZA/Vivendi/Universal accompanied by the Big Pun CD. The disc, which is called The Legacy: The Best of Big Pun will be released under Loud/Columbia/Sony. Both projects will drop on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009. Liza Rios is a film consultant for the movie and proceeds from this project goes to her and Pun's three children. (Press Release)

Rios, who claims her children have been living in a shelter due to financial hardships, recently called out Fat Joe for false accusations she said he made during a radio interview.

"I just want to clarify some things," Liza said following Joe's interview. "When Pun passed away, I was lost and sort of crazy, bugging out. Yeah, we didn't have much money after Pun passed, I didn't ask him to do anything. And to this day I didn't ask him to do anything. He said they were gonna do the third album, Endangered Species. The hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of thousand dollars I received is not so. I could show you in [documents] from Sony, I've only received $125,000 for Endangered Species. Okay, then in 2004, I received one royalty check that shows up from Pun's old lawyers that he said 'Oh my God, I thought you would never see a check.' [I said] 'why you thought I would never see a check?' For almost $15,000, when I cashed it, it was under Foundation Records...The only person who can see or switch anything is Fat Joe. To this day, Sony does not give me any kind of leeway to see anything unless it's Joe that tells them and demands them to see anything. I never told him I wanted to do hair...About me getting a job, I have worked. I survived for ten years plus without any money from Pun and without asking." (Hot 97)

Joey previously gave an account of the support he provided Rios in a statement last week.

"Immediately after Puns death I gave Liza Rios the whole advance of the Endangered Species album, NO ONE but Liza made a dollar off that album. I also gave her the total advance from the publishing company that was due to Big Pun...I've never made a dollar off Big Pun since his passing. This was hundreds of thousands of dollars of frivolous spending, after the second payoff I washed my hands. Since then we have been through 6 lawyers, harassment on various radio stations and online mediums every time she needs more money. I also have legal documents stating that NO ONE is making money off of Big Pun...I sympathize with Liza, but I have done already done enough for her. In these economic times we as parents need to be resilient and do what it takes to provide for our own families." (The Life Files)

Big Pun: The Legacy lands in stores Tuesday, September 15th.

Check out a clip from Big Pun: The Legacy below:

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