Ay yo I shatter dreams like Jordan, assault and batter your team
Your squadron’ll be barred from rap like Adam & Eve from the garden
Those are the first lines from the song “The Dream Shatterer” by the late great (great, great) Big Pun – a lyrical genius who deserves to be mentioned with names like Biggie, Rakim, Nas, Eminem and Big L when talking about lyrical geniuses.
Since today is the anniversary of Pun’s unfortunate death in 2000 and this is a basketball site, I thought I would honor him by remembering his video “Whatcha Gonna Do” featuring New York basketball greats Stephon Marbury and Kenny Anderson.
And here’s Pun with a jaw-dropping performance during one of the greatest hip-hop cyphers (shout out to Mic Geronimo!) you will ever see.
One last video, here’s an unreleased track produced by the great Easy Mo Bee with Pun, Fat Joe and Shaquille O’Neal!