Remembering B.I.G. 10 Years Later

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Today’s a Holiday of sorts for the boy. I only listen to Frank White, and when I become a parent my kids wont have to go to school on March 9th (How cool is he). Here’s my fare well wallpaper. Frank White tippin’ his hat, almost saying goodbye in a way. He’ll forever be with us because we have the songs. They almost time stamp memories for me. I remember the first time I heard “Ready To Die”. One of the few flawless records ever made if you ask me. Few emcees have ever done this task. Maybe i’ll come up with a list for a furture post.

I met B.I.G. about 11 years ago. Lil’ Kim had a times square performance when she first released “Hard Core”. Frank White didn’t take the stage with her but passed by in a Land Cruiser. All attention turned to the King of NY. I was a soft more in high school with a disposable camera. It was so cold that the camera didn’t work when we tried to take a picture. Junior Mafia jumped in a limo and off they went. As we left we saw a Black Land Cruiser parked at the corner. Sheer luck or maybe fate had B.I.G. sitting right there in the truck. I can’t front, I was nervous and we all just gave the hood head check to B.I.G. and got on the train.

I’ll never forget meeting the King of NY. Although brief, the memory sits deep in my heart to this day. I love Hip Hop truly and it hurts to see the way it’s going now. Artists don’t paint pictures the way Christopher Wallace did. The love isn’t there anymore or maybe i’m showing my age and losing touch. I wonder what would Frank say today if he got a glimpse of the rap game. Would he be mad at the state or would he feel Lil Wayne’s hunger for the top spot. I think B.I.G. wouldv’e welcomed the expansion of Hip Hop on all coasts. You can tell by how much he wanted to reach out to the West. There was no East Coast West Coast Beef, that was pure ignorance on overload. And for the record, B.I.G. and Pac were both from New York. Now a mother has lost a son, and two kids lost there Dad. That’s too common in our community and we need to wake up.

This goes out to you rappers on the road to a Source, XXL, Ozone, etc. memorial cover (some of ya’ll wont even get that) talking about your death. You need to stop beefing and step your bars up. You will never make a “Who Shot Ya”, “Nasty Boy”, “Every Day Struggle” (I could go on) if you continue with this nonsense. You need to perfect your craft so we could stop downloading. This is your job so be the best at it. Don’t call us bloggers haters, cause were also the ones who keep people talking about ya’ll. At the end of the day I got love for all of ya’ll. Make good music please…if not for us, do it for your legacy and future royalty checks that won’t be 12 cents.

Back to my dude Poppa. I’ll never stop bumping your music. My circle will forever keep your name going by giving our nephews, and unborn children your music. The other side does it with the Stones, Beatles and such…why should we be different. You made the best two albums ever. Fuck if i’m biased or sound like some groupie. You brought the east back…point blank period.

6 Responses to “Remembering B.I.G. 10 Years Later”

  1. Hvn's Girl Says:
    March 9th, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    I join you not for a moment of silence but for blasting any Biggie tune. It’s a shame we’ve lost true entertainers like him and youngin’s like Lil so & so think they’re the best isht out there in the game now(and if that’s true we’re in a sad state). Is hip hop dying? But educate those to come. I’m not only gonna share music but cartoons also, y is Power Rangers still on and not He-Man?

  2. Goat Says:
    March 9th, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Word Life

  3. CRUCIAL aka BigChune Says:
    March 9th, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    YO..

    THE LYRIX WERE SOO VIVID THAT WHEN HE SAID “LIGHTS GET DIMMER DOWN BIGGIES HALLWAY..”

    I PICTURED THAT SHIT..

    I PICTURED THE PROJECTS WHERE THE BUZZING/BLINKING LIGHTS WERE… WITH THE SOUNDS OF A LOUD AS DRIPPING FAUCET.. MAYBE IM JUST TOO IMAGINATIVE..

    BUT HE TOOK FRAGMENTS AND DELIVERED 2 SENTENCES WORTH OF PICTURE-PAINTING LYRIX.

    LISTEN TO RAPPERS TODAY.. AND.. WELL YOU KNOW..

    AFTER 3 SENTENCES YOU FINALLY GET A GLIMPSE OF WHATEVER THE HELL THE “ARTIST” IS TRYING TO CONVEY.

    IF RAP WAS A STORE, A “HELP NEDED SIGN WOULD BE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE DOOR .. JUST HANGING THERE IN THE WIND…”

    ~C R U C I A L~

  4. cashmere Says:
    March 12th, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Heartfelt. However, I think you should send your kids to school.

  5. cashmere Says:
    March 12th, 2007 at 10:18 am

    “You need to perfect your craft so we could stop downloading. This is your job so be the best at it. Don’t call us bloggers haters, cause were also the ones who keep people talking about ya’ll.”

    Love it.

  6. Briinx Says:
    March 12th, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    BED-STUY! Unfortunately for everyone else we’re bred differently. “It” can’t be bottled.

    Lil’ Wayne is arguably the rap games best rapper of the moment… Interesting because he kisses men.

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