“All you n—s that said that I turned pop, or The Firm flopped/Y’all are the reason that Dre ain’t been getting no sleep” – Dr. Dre, “Forgot About Dre”
This comes off a DJ Clue tape. For the album version, they switched up the beat and Nas spit a completely different verse. I prefer the original, which was only ever heard on mixtapes.
Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. are two of the greatest rappers in history.
“Only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace”
I’m always interested in an artist’s process – where they work, how they develop ideas, what tools and technology they use. Looking at Eminem’s pages, I’m fascinated how these turn into fully formed songs.
On the set of Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents” video, they drank Cristal and played Monopoly with real money. Along with Jay and his crew were AZ, Smoothe Da Hustla, and The Notorious B.I.G.
Over the past thirty years, there have been a lot of books written about hip-hop. It seems that any idiot with a laptop has not only written a book on the subject, but also a sequel.