On April 28, 1998, Big Pun dropped his classic debut studio album Capital Punishment. Spawning singles such as "I'm Not a Player" and "Still Not a Player," the album became the first solo hip-hop record by a Latin artist to go platinum and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 1999 Grammys. Sadly, we lost Pun in February 2000, but with his short time in the spotlight, the once in a lifetime lyricist created a legacy that will last forever.
With Capital Punishment's 20th Anniversary approaching, the Rios family has teamed up with Ewing Athletics to release a special Big Pun edition of the 33 Hi. The vibrantly colored high-top pulls its scheme from the album's artwork and features Big Pun logos on the tongues. Pun's widow Liza designed the shoe with help from rapper and fellow Ewing collaborator Cormega.
The Big Pun x Ewing 33 Hi will launch this Saturday, Apr. 28 during an in-store event a BX Sports, where Pun himself used to shop for sneakers. Additional release details will be announced soon.