NahRight’s 10 Classic Biggie Smalls Mixtape Cuts
To celebrate the 19th anniversary of the release of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die album yesterday, NahRight put together a phenomenal piece on 10 Classic Biggie Smalls Mixtape Cuts.
Here’s what NahRight had to say about their entry #6:
6. “Freestyle” (off Puff Daddy and DJ S&S’s Bad Boy Mixtape Vol. 4)
“Uptown’s own DJ S&S held down the final volume of the Bad Boy mixtape series in 1996, and his edition contained an exclusive Biggie freestyle over Lil’ Kim’s “No Time” instrumental (the verse would later appear on Biggie’s duet with Shaq “You Can’t Stop the Reign”). This verse must’ve been a favorite of his boy Jigga’s, because Hov borrowed two different lines from it on songs years later. Hov flipped B.I.G.’s opener, “A lime to a lemon, my D.C. women” on his Blueprint 2 track “Fuck All Night” (replacing D.C. with VA). And the line, “Push wigs back, push 6 coupes that’s yellow” on mixtape favorite “Don’t You Know” (he replaced 6 coupes with Bentley drops). We’re not mad at him, though Cam’ron seemed to be disappointed. It’s an extremely dope verse.”