Chris Rivers

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Chris Rivers
Birth nameChristopher Lee Rios Jr.
Also known asBaby Pun
Born (1993-11-15) November 15, 1993 (age 27)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present
LabelsMello Music Group
Associated acts
Websitechrisriversmusic.com

Christopher Lee Rios Jr. (born November 15, 1993),[1] known professionally as Chris Rivers, is an American rapper.[2] He is the youngest son of the late rapper Big Pun.

Early life[edit]

Rivers is the son of Christopher Lee Rios, better known as Big Pun, and his wife, Liza Rios. He is the youngest of three children. His father died on February 7, 2000 when Rivers was six.[3] He grew up in many parts of The Bronx, New York. Rivers initially started pursuing a hip hop career when he was eight and then professionally at eighteen.[4]

Career[edit]

Chris Rivers began his music career in 2002 as a member of a group called 3 Down, consisting of himself, Ray Ray (Benzino's son), and Lil James. They released a single called "Baby Boo", featuring Brenda Russell, shortly before disbanding.

Chris Rivers has had collaborations with various artists including Wu Tang Clan, The Lox, Termanology, Vinnie Paz, Chino XL, Joell Ortiz, Canibus, and Cormega.[5][6] He was originally known as Baby Pun.[7] His style is said to be similar to that of his father.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Wonderland of Misery (2013)
  • Wonderland of Misery 2: The Good King (2014)
  • The Good King EP (2014)
  • Medicated Consumption (2016)
  • Medicated Consumption 2.0: The Refill (2016)
  • Delorean (2017)
  • G.I.T.U. (2019)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ @dragonsandrivers (November 15, 2019). "Chris Rivers on Instagram: 'Its a young dragon's birthday today. I'm 26. And if I learned anything, it's that a years time is actually based on...'" – via Instagram.
  2. ^ "Christopher Lee Rios Jr. Reminisces About His Father, Discusses Abuse & Not Knowing Fat Joe". Hot 97. June 5, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Robertson, Iyana (June 6, 2015). "Big Pun's Son Drops New "You Ain't Recognized" Freestyle". Vibe.
  4. ^ Small, Eddie (April 14, 2016). "Chris Rivers, Son of Big Pun, Seeks to Pave Own Way to Hip-Hop Stardom - Soundview". DNAinfo New York. Archived from the original on 2016-09-17.
  5. ^ "[Interview] Chris Rivers Opens Up About Life Without His Legendary Rap Father and Developing His Own Career". The Source. January 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "Chino XL & Chris Rivers Join Saint Joe On "Homicide Fetish"". The Source. June 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Chris Rivers". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-9-9
  8. ^ "Chris Rivers Speaks to Late Father Big Pun on "Sincerely Me"". Vibe.