Let it be known that Sam Sifton, the New York Times’ National Editor, is a Big Pun fan. Today marks the 12th anniversary of the rapper’s death, and so Sifton tweeted “A dozen years years! RIP Big Pun. “I ain’t a player I just crush a lot,” along with a link to the video.
We’re happy that Sifton has an appreciation for the hip-hop legend, but he didn’t do his research. The song he linked isn’t the popular “Still Not a Player,” it’s actually the much better, yet not as radio friendly “I’m Not a Player.” The latter was Pun’s first single, the former — which featured Joe — was a remix of “I’m Not a Player.”
Of course this could be Vevo’s fault, because it mislabeled the video as “Still Not a Player.” Or maybe Sifton is a bigger fan than we thought, and meant to link Pun’s “I’m Not a Player” because it’s clearly superior. If that’s the case, then we need to start hanging out with him.