The rumors were put to rest. A battle record between two of raps iconic lyricists premiered live on The Fat Joe Show Friday, September 11th, as the Hip Hop community finally heard the Big Pun and Jadakiss “Face Off” song.
Originally confirmed by DJ Green Lantern when he made the announcement Saturday afternoon (September 5). Showcasing the cover for the unreleased battle record, Lantern wrote the following in the caption: “You heard the rumors… heard the stories .. is the song real ? .. does the song exist ?? and now — World premiere.. Big Pun vs Jadakiss “Face Off” .. this Friday 9/11 we shake the globe .. tune in to the @fatjoe show on ig live for the world premiere.”
Joe would also go on his official IG account co-signing Lantern’s announcement. “You heard the rumors like me @djgreenlantern has confirmed he does have the @jadakiss BIG PUN battle record we will blast off next Friday on The Big Big Big Biggest show TFJS Hip Hop Culture will win once again 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.”
Now nearly 25 years later, Fat Joe along with DJ Green Lantern premiered “Face Off”, the highly anticipated battle record between Big Pun and Jadakiss.
Big Pun passed away in 2000 at the early age of 28 when he suffered a heart attack and respiratory failure. Pun was a force to be reckon with on the mic ever since he made his debut on Fat Joe’s album ‘Jealous One’s Envy’ on the song ‘Watch Out’.
Jadakiss and The Lox have recently dropped their latest studio album ‘Living Off Xperience”. Scott Storch and Large Professor have contributed to the production for the new album, and features DMX on the lead single ‘Bout Shit’.