Highly Questionable with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones airs weekdays at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN2.
In one of my own original pieces for Medium’s newly launched Cuepoint, I spoke to original HipHopSie.Com co-creator and fellow Las Vegas DJ, Warren Peace, about the time that 2Pac strolled into the DJ booth and Suge Knight’s 662, and destroyed his Biggie vinyl. Read here, true believers…
Celebrated hip-hop journalist Dream Hampton remembers both 2Pac and Biggie, as this weekend sees the 20th anniversary of Ready To Die, and the 18th anniversary of Pac’s death. She spoke with NPR’s All Things Considered about her friendship with Biggie, and then wrote a nice piece about ‘Pac over at the newly launched Cuepoint at [cont.]
In an exclusive interview with VF.com, Michael “Mike D” Diamond of the Beastie Boys remembers the “bizarre” turn of events that claimed the lives of rap icons the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur—and ushered in a violent new era for hip-hop. He also speaks on Spike Jonze’s groundbreaking tribute to 70s cop shows, explains why [cont.]
Biggie’s DJ pays tribute to the late great Frank White, in celebration of his 42nd birthday today.
Aftermath’s newest signee pays tribute to the late great Frank White on his new mixtape, A Tribute To Notorious B.I.G. Download Mixtape
Vocalist group Stage: Soul Music pays tribute to Biggie Smalls on this DJ Premier produced cut, “March 9th”, in observance of this weekend’s 17th anniversary of his death.
Eeeeeee. This falls apart in the second verse. Listen over here.
Cappadonna from the Wu-Tang explains what was going on when Old Dirty Bastard rushed the stage at the 1998 Grammys, explaining that he just wanted to show off his fresh suit. The rapper also addresses what he said on stage, and shares several other ODB stories, including one of him stealing the mic from Biggie [cont.]
Famed rapper and urban activist Immortal Technique explains where he stood in the 90′s when people were heavily comparing Biggie vs Tupac in the East Coast vs West Coast beef. Immortal Technique also talks about how battle rapping has evolved over the years, how social media has changed things, and why some battle rappers would [cont.]
Uncle Murda’s great debate, “Big vs. Jay” finds him examining who is the greatest of all time. Directed by Picture Perfect, from The First 48 mixtape, dropping Nov. 27th.
In a word, yes. What do you think?
Busta recounts the story of people lining up in front of Biggie’s building to get a free copy of Ready to Die. “That was like the most illest sh*t because it was his way of marketing himself”, Busta says. He also explains why he would always go last on collaborative records.
Found by legendary crate-digger DJ JS1, this track has been sought after since it was recorded in 1993. Recorded for the Who’s the Man soundtrack (as seen in the footage from the Onyx DVD), Biggie’s song ended up being his first single “Party and Bullshit”. Huge thanks to DJ JS1 who was nice enough to [cont.]
In this Interview with Montreality, Sway Calloway of MTV News / Shade45, speaks about his long friendship with Eminem, having interviewed Biggie a few days before he passed away & having conducted one of Tupac Shakur’s very last interviews.
A doo-rag sporting Jiggaman from 1998 speaks on how he and Biggie “bounced off of each other” in this recently dug up MTV interview clip.
Whoa, we never knew this photo existed… Anyway, here is Mr. Cee’s tribute to the late great Frank White from this past weekend. Three hours of classics from Biggie’s original DJ. Mr. Cee Biggie Tribute Mix On Hot 97
Ski Beatz talks about the missed opportunity to give Biggie one of his beats. Also kicks it about being in the studio with Biggie and Jay-Z and their friendly competition.
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