“It wasn’t even like they had a conversation. believed JAY-Z was a better rapper than he was. verse I'm only biggin' up my brother.". rhymed on "Brooklyn's Finest" off of Jay-Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt. newsletter, Sign up for the In a 2014 XXL oral history, Biggie’s close collaborator Lil' Cease cleared up any confusion about the track. Despite their rivalry, the two Brooklyn MCs developed a close friendship prior to Biggie's death. I was like, ‘I told you, he don’t write no rhymes.’ And from that point, Big stopped writing rhymes. Big used to say, ‘Yo, that nigga nicer than me.’”, He continued, “I swear to God on everything I love. Multiple #EndSARS protesters reportedly shot dead, authorities investigating one fatality, Witnesses say Nigerian soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters, killing several; the army has denied this as "fake news. Lil Cease caught up with Smoke DZA on Instagram Live and revealed that The Notorious B.I.G. Check out Hov paying homage to The Notorious B.I.G. I’m not lying. JAY-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. © 2020 Complex Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Biggie's close friend, Lil' Cease, said Biggie was convinced Hov was better than him. “They bonded just on some G shit cause they respected each other as men and they respected each other as artists,” he said in the video. below. Lil Cease caught up with Smoke DZA on Instagram Live and revealed that The Notorious B.I.G. the renter asked. During an Instagram Live conversation on Monday (April 20) between Junior M.A.F.I.A. These are straight facts," he continued. 50 Cent endorses Donald Trump for president. Get music updates weekly so you don't miss a thing. He’s like, ‘I’m not gonna be the guy that’s gonna be here writing when this guy can do that.’ Even though I told [Biggie] a bunch of times, ‘He don’t write his rhymes down,’ he thought it was impossible that he could say rhymes that good without writing them down.”. "So, you just walk into a house cause you saw Black people?" are two faces that are etched into hip-hop's Mount Rushmore. “They respected each other as men and they respected each other as artists,” Lil Cease said. During a recent Instagram Live session with Smoke DZA, Junior Mafia member and Biggie's close friend, Lil' Cease, said that Biggie was convinced that it was JAY-Z. (September 27) As the story goes, Biggie and Lil Cease were in Los Angeles for Biggie to record his verse on Michael Jackson’s song “This Time Around.” Big wouldn’t allow Cease, who was 16 at the time, to enter the studio because he didn’t trust MJ around children. When Jay-Z said that line on 'Dead Presidents,' Niggas take a freeze off my kneecap/Nigga believe that. Lil Cease & the Mafia Dons: Riding for the King with Mafia Dons (2014) Guest appearances. "I swear to God on everything I love," he continued. In a video clip from his Decoded app, which launched in 2011, Hov dissected bars that were dedicated to the late Brooklyn rapper. "Like, once Big met him at the Palladium and they bonded just on some G shit 'cause they respected each other as men and they respected each other as artists. “They met each other,” he said. Then, Jay floated on "I Love The Dough" on Biggie's posthumous Life After Death album. "Like, we really fuck with them," Cease began. Cease made sure to let the people know that he wasn't talking out of school.