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Heavy Hitters

February 7, 2012 marks the 12th Anniversary of Big Pun's death. Although Pun's commercial debut came on Fat Joe's second album Jealous One's Envy, Joey was primarily influenced by Pun's top-notch lyrical ability, whom he considered a big brother. So it was only right that Pun brought along Joey for the ride on his first mainstream hit single "Still Not a Player" off his Capital Punishment debut album that ultimately became the first platinum-selling album by a solo Latino rapper. As the two primary faces of the Terror Squad the pair seemed inseparable, until Pun's death in 1998. The two solo stars made for a dynamic duo, but they aren’t the first to pull off the routine successfully. Here’s a look at some other solo acts who have formed an impactful union in rap.

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