Seventeen years ago, we lost Big Pun, a legendary lyricist who changed the game with his furious flow. In tribute, XXL examines Capital Punishment, the classic LP that proved Latin MCs could rhyme and go platinum. Fat Joe, who executive produced the project, N.O.R.E., Prodigy, producer Rockwilder and many more discuss how Pun's debut album came together. Click the image above to read the original article, 'Til Death Do Us Part, from XXL‘s March 2004 issue.

Check out more on Big Pun's life in some hilarious stories Fat Joe and Remy Ma share with XXL below.