Chris Rivers

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Chris Rivers
Rivers, c. 2014
Rivers, c. 2014
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Lee Rios Jr.
Also known asBaby Pun
Born (1993-11-15) November 15, 1993 (age 30)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2002–present
LabelsMello Music Group

Christopher Lee Rios Jr. (born November 15, 1993),[1][2] known professionally as Chris Rivers, is an American rapper.[3] He is the son of the late rapper Big Pun.

Early life[edit]

Rivers is the youngest of three children. His father was Christopher Lee Rios, better known as Big Pun, who died when Rivers was six; his mother was Big Pun's wife, Liza Rios.[4] 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.[5]


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, Tony Sunshine, Vinnie Paz, Chino XL, Joell Ortiz, Canibus, and Cormega.[6][7] He was originally known as Baby Pun.[8] His style is said to be similar to that of his father.[4]


  • 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)[9]


  1. ^ "His song about his birthday, at 0:46 he tell that he's 27". Youtube. January 13, 2021.
  2. ^ @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.
  3. ^ "Christopher Lee Rios Jr. Reminisces About His Father, Discusses Abuse & Not Knowing Fat Joe". Hot 97. June 5, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Robertson, Iyana (June 6, 2015). "Big Pun's Son Drops New "You Ain't Recognized" Freestyle". Vibe.
  5. ^ 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 September 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "[Interview] Chris Rivers Opens Up About Life Without His Legendary Rap Father and Developing His Own Career". The Source. January 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Chino XL & Chris Rivers Join Saint Joe On "Homicide Fetish"". The Source. June 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "Chris Rivers". AllMusic. Retrieved September 9, 2016
  9. ^ "Chris Rivers Speaks to Late Father Big Pun on "Sincerely Me"". Vibe.