Check Rare Footage Of The Notorious B.I.G. Cosigning Lil’ Kim’s Solo Career & Raekwon Stories Wu-Tang Clan’s Logo (Video)

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Gearing up for the next segment in BET’s “The Message,” clips are meshed together in the preview featuring everybody from the late Notorious B.I.G., to Birdman, to 2 Chainz, to Kendrick Lamar, to Jermaine Dupri.

Included are Biggie recalling (to Joe Clair) a candid convo with Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s Lil’ Kim about her going solo. Shortly before B.I.G.’s tragic 1997 murder, Kim released Hardcore. Released in November, 1996, the Mafia’s standout demanded to showcase her skills outside of the male-dominated clique. In doing so, her #11 debut (and subsequent multi-platinum effort) made history.

Also in the snippet reel, Raekwon puts his hands together to show Heads a little-known-fact about Hip-Hop’s famous Wu-Tang Clan logo, and all members being accounted for.

Still tuned for BET’s four-part series, “The Message,” celebrating the greatness in Hip-Hop.

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