Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. are two of the greatest rappers in history.
Both saw their debut albums come out in 1994. They were natural rivals (with similar album covers, as Ghostface helpfully pointed out) who threw subliminals at each other, but they were also friendly, a relationship Nas described in both “We Will Survive” and “Last Real N—a Alive.” They never recorded together, but they did spend time in the studio.
Also, they performed together at Miss Jones’s birthday party in 1995:
It’s impossible not to imagine what could have been.
I miss the ’90s.
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