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Double THROWBACK: Big Pun & The O’Jays

The Life As Shay Report:

Today’s Throwback is dedicated to the late, Big Punisher (aka Big Pun)! Big Pun‘s first single, “I’m not a Player” was a chart-topping hit and what do you do with hits? YOU REMIX ‘EM! “I’m not a Player” was remixed incorporating R&B singer, Joe‘s “Don’t Wanna Be a Player.” Both the original and the remix sampled The O’Jays‘ “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby.” And in true Bronx, NY style, Big Pun had The O’Jays in the damn video, singing their sampled portion of the song. Big Pun passed due to weight-related health complications in 2000 but he left behind some hits. Of  Released in 1998…I present”Still Not A Player.”

Video Courtesy of BigPunisherVEVO

The sampled “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby” by The O’Jays

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