Music Stars Who Blew Up After Turning 25

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  • Eminem
  • Babyface
  • Big Pun
  • Childish Gambino
  • French Montana
  • Jill Scott
  • Rick Ross, Eminem, Macy Gray
  • Rick Ross
  • Jay Z
  • Kanye West
  • 50 Cent
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Jeezy
  • Macklemore
  • Erykah Badu
  • Macy Gray

Big Pun

He appeared on Fat Joe's 1995 sophomore disc, Jealous One's Envy, but Big Pun didn’t drop his debut album, Capital Punishment, until three years later, at the age of 26. It scored a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album, and would be the only Pun CD released before his untimely death.  

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