N.O.R.E. Says "Big Pun Bullied His Way" Onto "Banned From TV"

posted Monday February 17 ,2014 at 06:45PM CST | 21 comments

N.O.R.E. Says

Exclusive: N.O.R.E. gives his thoughts on working with Chris Rivers and details how Big Pun landed a cameo verse on his debut solo album.

Christopher “Big Pun” Rios died February 7, 2000, and various members of the Hip Hop community commemorated the fourteenth anniversary of his passing. A longtime friend of Pun, N.O.R.E. was one of several emcees to to honor Big Pun.

N.O.R.E. and Pun collaborated on Pun’s “You Came Up” as well as N.O.R.E’s “Banned From TV.” The former track appeared on Pun’s debut Capital Punishment—a release that made him the first Latino rapper with a platinum album. But, as N.O.R.E. recounted during an appearance at Cipha Sounds’ “Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show,” Pun’s appearance on the posse cut “Banned From TV” wasn’t planned.

“Actually, Pun bullied his way on there,” N.O.R.E. said during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “I had Nature on there, and Pun was in the studio. I went to take a shit, and Pun snuck himself on there. I wanted to erase [Pun’s verse] ‘cause he violated. But I never did erase it. That was always my brother.”

Pun’s son, Chris Rivers, also appeared at Cipha Sounds’ improv event, and N.O.R.E. indicated holding his late friend’s offspring in similarly high regard.

“I love his son,” N.O.R.E. said. “I would love to sign him and have him down with the movement. I said it on Twitter, and I’ll say it to HipHopDX, and in his face now: Pun was my brother, and I would always take care of his son if he came with us. I am a CEO. I don’t want to rap shit no more except a gift on Christmas. I don’t want to be a fucking rapper. If he fucks with me, I will fuck with him ‘cause I love Pun and I would definitely love his son.”

Fellow Queens native Ja Rule made a surprise appearance at Cipha Sounds’ “Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show,” telling the audience how a crazy night out with Pun led to a high-speed chase and arrest. And Chris Rivers joined in the hour-long show with a freestyle. Cipha Sounds’ “Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show” takes place every Friday night in the East Village of New York City.

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  • Anonymous
    Broke ass no talent reggaeton fuck
  • young greezy
    cause if he erased that shit his ass would get erased
  • harlem
    PUN MADE JAYZ RUN FOR HES LIFE _ THERES A REASON WHY JAYZ TOOK SO LONG TO COME OUT AND SAY HE WAS THE KING_ TUPAC RIP 1996_ BIG RIP 1997_BIG L RIP 2000_BIG PUN RIP 2000 THEN JIGGA COMES OUT WITH _ITS A HARD KNOCK LIFE _ LIKE GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE _ LIKE PUN SAID 'ALL BROOKLYN NI**AS IS NICE EXCEPT JAYZ'
    • king2433
      lmao you clearly no nothing about rap, in 96 reasonable doubt came out just like all the greats you still have to wait your turn thats what hov did. i love all the rappers you just mentioned but be real, jay that dude hate em or love em. ps big l died Feb.15th 1999 not 2000 so get your shit together.
  • harlem
    BIG PUN ONE OF THE BEST EVER -POINT BLANK PERIOD- ALL YOU NEW SCHOOL RAPPERS WOULD HAVE DRUNK PISS_ WORD UP_ RIP PUN _ ALL BROOKLYN NI**AZ IS NICE EXCEPT JAYZ LOLOLOLO
  • Gucci Mane
    Shit I was meant to be on Big Sean's Control but I went and took a shit and Kendrick deleted my verse and put his in. My shit was doper brr
  • Rick Ross
    Nigga I was supposed to be on 187 instead of Snoop but I went and took a shit and that nigga snuck in on me too.
  • RBX
    Yeah I was up in the studio with Dre one day and was supposed to be on Fuck Wit Dre Day but I went and took a shit and dat dawg Snoop snuck in and laid down some sneaky bars and Dre didn't erase it.
  • Anonymous
    SEE THIS IS WHO WE NEED DAILY ARTICLES FROM....NORE got stories for days
  • Anonymous
    he ain't erase it becuz pun made that song what it is today, styles, jada was aiight, nore and camron is always ass, nature and pun ROCKED THAT SHIT. (EPHASIS ON PUN) lol
  • lol
    soudns like he hasnt seen or spoken 2 puns son in forever just another person when someone dies says ill take careof this n that just to look cool..2-3 years never seen agin.
    • Anonymous
      Faggot...
  • Anonymous
    "Cipha Sounds Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show takes place every Friday night in the East Village of New York City" So every Friday night some old has been fuck nigga tells some irrelevant corny story about a fat dead piece of s__t
    • Anonymous
      Looks like somebody needs comprehension skills.
  • Anonymous
    FUCK Pun, niggaz oughta stop mentioning that fat fuck, just because he's dead doesn't mean he's one of the GOATS
    • hippaToDaHoppa
      You're right. It's not because he's dead... It's because he was one of the absolute illest MCs to ever touch a mic. If you want to say he was a shitty person, go ahead, but his rhyme ability is unquestionable.
    • Anonymous
      PUN?? you crazy sun, stop hatin and go ride Jay z's cock, you know pun murdered any song he was on SMH hatin ass faggots man
    • Anonymous
      motherfuckers are stupid as fuck, stop sniffing your socks.
    • Anonymous
      Anon 2 hop off Hov dick nobody but your emotional ass mentioned him
    • Anonymous
      Fuck the original comment, and the replies!
    • Anonymous
      Fuck you too based on your comments you dont like a tru pioneer anyway. Puns wordplay was unique. You gotta give the credit where its due