It's a Shame: '90s Music Stars We Lost Too Soon

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  • Chris Kelly, Kris Kross
  • Heavy D
  • Big Pun
  • Tupac
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Natina Reed
  • Kenny Greene
  • Melanie Janene Thornton
  • David Cole
  • Orish Grinstead
  • Aaliyah
  • Lisa Lopes
  • Tony Thompson
  • Kevin Conner
  • Eazy-E
  • Guru
  • Nate Dogg
  • Big L
  • Freaky Tah
  • ODB

Big Pun

After a series of epic guest verses, Big Pun's 1998 debut, Capital Punishment, established him as one of the most skilled, charismatic MCs of the era. His versatility made him capable of crafting both crossover hits like "Still Not a Player" and dramatic corner bangers like "The Dream Shatterer." In 2000, after struggling with extreme obesity for years, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

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