Director Aristotle Torres comes through with a short film recreation of Notorious B.I.G.’s “I Got A Story To Tell.” Which is interesting considering that Fat Joe just revealed that the subject of Biggie’s tale was the late Anthony Mason. Perfect timing? Sure, why not. As for the film, it stars Broadway actors Ade Otukoya and Delano Barbosa in the roles of Biggie and Mason and Amina Blue is the young lady that is at the center of it all.
While appearing on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable,” Fat Joe was asked if he knew who Biggie was talking about on “I Got A Story To Tell.” And after 20 years, we finally have an answer…
Sadly, Mason passed away last year and is unable to confirm or deny whether or not this is true.
Watch the video and then listen to some more Fat Joe stories about being confronted by Roy Jones and one of the craziest situations he’s ever been in.
Cookin’ Soul goes to work on Biggie’s classic “Sky’s The Limit” and give it an upheaval with this slick remix.
In honor of the passing of The Notorious B.I.G. on March 9, DJ MistEr Cee dropped a mix of Biggie vocals over some of today’s beats. It’s interesting to listen to how these sound. Obviously, some are better than others but it’s definitely worth the listen. #RIPBIG
Did you know that Nas and Biggie almost ended up collaborating for a remix to “Gimme The Loot?”
Let that sink in for a minute…
In an interview with DJ Khaled, Nas revealed that he and the Notorious B.I.G. were in the studio working on a remix to “Gimme The Loot” when marijuana ended up undoing it all.
“He wanted to get me on Ready To Die, and by the time I finished my first joint that was already out. He was trying to get me on Ready To Die, and it never happened. So he wanted to do the ‘Gimme The Loot’ remix,” said Nas. “He put up the beat, and I started writing. But he started smoking.”
Esco continued, “He had some of that chocolate. He lit some of that up, and it was late. We’re lit. I’m like, ‘I ain’t got nothing. This is over today.’”
The rest of the interview is pretty dope as well but that jewels is a headrocker.
Imagine what the Notorious B.I.G. album would sound like with only Isaac Hayes samples. Wait, you don’t have to imagine anymore because Team Demo put that project together for you. 14 tracks of excellence for you to listen to and enjoy.
Today would have been Christopher Wallace’s 43rd birthday and even though he’s not here, that doesn’t mean the music is gone with him. Hop in the time machine and revisit DJ Finesse’s mix of Notorious B.I.G. a capellas over DJ Premier instrumentals from 2013 that originally premiered on Preemo’s Sirius/XM show “Live From Headqcourterz.”
This month marks the passing of the lauded rapper Notorious B.I.G. and to honor his legacy, New York resident DJ Finesse debuted a special tribute during DJ Premier’s Sirius/XM show “Live From Headqcourterz” on March 8.
The mix showcases Biggie’s a capellas paired with Premier-produced beats. While the original tribute was shorter for air-time, Finesse extends the tribute for hip-hop fans here with a special intro by Premier himself.
DJ Premier’s “Live From Headqcourterz” airs every Friday night from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sirius/XM Channel 44, Hip Hop Nation. DJ Finesse is a regular guest on the show, filling in for Premier as an on-air mixer.
01 – DJ Premier Intro
02 – Flava In Ya Ear rmx over I Gave You Power
03 – Big Poppa over Ex To Next Girl
04 – Dead Wrong over 2 Thousand
05 – 10 Crack Commandments over One Day
06 – Who Shot Ya over Come Clean
07 – All About The Benjamins over Supa Dupa Star (1994 Demo Version)
08 – One More Chance over Recognize
09 – Long Kiss Goodnight over You Know My Steez
10 – Things Done Changed over The Format
11 – I Got A Story To Tell over Shit Is Real
12 – Real Niggas over Ready
13 – Juicy over Nas Is Like
14 – One More Chance rmx over Freaky Flow
15 – Warning (Freestyle) over Mind Ya Business
16 – ’95 Freestyle (7 Mac 11’s) over Who Got Gunz
17 – Victory over Project Boy
18 – Kick In The Door over Come Get Me
19 – Going Back To Cali over The Invincible
20 – Mo Money Mo Problems over Golden Child
21 – Party And Bullshit over Now Your Mine
22 – Unbelievable
With the 18th anniversary of the passing of the Notorious B.I.G. behind us, Team Demo drops this unique mash up project that brings together Biggie lyrics with Barry White samples. Hosted by Denzel Washington snippets from movies, this is a pretty dope project you should definitely check out in its entirety.
In an interview with HipHollywood, Faith Evans announced that she is working on a duets album that will feature vocals from the late, great Notorious B.I.G. Evans says that the album, tentatively titled “The King & I,” drew inspiration from Natalie Cole’s collaboration album that featured her late father Nat King Cole. No release date has been confirmed so stay tuned for more information.
Check out the interview and let us know what you think of the project.