News: Snoop Dogg Compares The Legacies Of Big Pun, Biggie Smalls & 2Pac, "Pun's Memory Is Untarnished" [Video]
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009 10:15AM
Snoop Dogg recently spoke on the memory of late rapper Big Pun and compared his legacy to that of hip-hop icons Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
According to Snoop, Pun's memory is held in high regard and not disrespected by an over-usage of samples and remixes using his vocals.
"I feel Big Pun's memory has been put aside in a treasured way and not as distastefully as Biggie and Tupac," Snoop explained in an interview. "A lot of people are doing songs with Tupac and Biggie that they probably would have never f*cked with. So that disrespects their whole likeness. So Pun's memory is still untarnished because it's not highly publicized and it's precious because you only remember the moments you remember seeing him on this Earth and it's not so talked about and dragged up and down to where you're tired of hearing about it and it makes it right...This was a great man who died too soon, his memory lives on." (Jow Jow TV)
Big Pun: The Legacy director Vlad Yudin recently spoke with SOHH about tagging Snoop Dogg, Prodigy, Juelz Santana and more for the late rapper's new documentary.
"It was all original," he promised. "Every interview that was in the film, it was done specifically for the film that's why it took so long to create the film. Everything was original, everything was done for the film, all those interviews were done for Big Pun. The reason why [the appearances] are so diverse is because we wanted to keep it like that. We wanted to show his legacy, we wanted to show he influenced a lot of people. As far as difficulties, it was time consuming. Everybody that's in the film genuinely wanted to be in the film and genuinely wanted to share a story or some king of aspiration with us or comments on how great he was and what Big Pun did for their career. It was time consuming getting all the interviews in line and filming in different locations. They all definitely wanted to be a part of it." (SOHH)
Aside from Snoop, the film features a wide variety of regional artists speaking on the rapper's contributions to hip-hop.
Appearances in Big Pun: The Legacy include actress Rosie Perez, Method Man, DMX, Steve Rifkind, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Ghostface Killah, Redman, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Papoose, Chuck D, Cypress Hill, Styles P, Mobb Deep, Xzibit, Cuban Link, Jae Millz and more. (Big Pun: The Legacy)
Pun passed away nearly a decade ago due to heart complications.
At Fat Joe's urging, Big Pun checked into a weight-loss clinic in North Carolina, where he lost 80 pounds. However, he returned to the Bronx before finishing the program, and gained back everything he'd lost, plus some extra; reports had his weight fluctuating between 450-700 pounds during his last few years. Tragically, but perhaps not unpredictably, Big Punisher suffered a fatal heart attack on February 7, 2000; he was only 28 years-old, and left behind a wife and three children. (All Music)
Check out Snoop Dogg speaking on Big Pun below: