J-Love has assembled a thorough collection of the late, great Christopher Rios's recordings. Shying away from the best-known radio-friendly hits, J-Love instead opts for Big Pun's most rugged, aggressive, and underground verses. Including guest appearances, rarities, and previously unheard recordings, IN MEMORY OF VOL. 1 represents some of the most impressive lyrical performances from Pun's tragically short recording career, and posits Pun as one of the most underrated MCs of the era. Fat Joe, Cormega, Prodigy, Inspectah Deck, B-Real, Kool G Rap, Cuban Link, Noreaga, Royal Flush, Raekwon, the Beatnuts, KRS-One, and A.G. are featured.