“I went from construction Tims to Ac’s and rims”
Suppose we’ve all seen that equally notorious clip of the late Christopher Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G., lighting up a fellow Bed Stuy native in a heated cypher outside of a local grocery store. He was just an adolescent at the time, though you’d have a tough time gauging based on the weight of those words and that still unmatched flow.
Today, Tim Westwood has shared a clip of the Brooklyn bomber going in during a 1995 session with Bad Boy’s Craig Mack and Puffy his London studio. It’s a rare and fully mastered 10-minute clip featuring Mack and Biggie trading bars over two bruising suites; Biggie sharing a couple quick tales of illicit corner behavior and playing Street Fighter 2 in the bodega, Mack rasping through his stream-of-consciousness lines. The king here, of course, is Bed Stuy’s finest. Thankfully, the session was spared lines from the Bad Boy chief.
Hear a freshly-unearthed 1995 freestyle with The Notorious B.I.G. and Craig Mack below. Pre-order your copy of Life After Death as a 3xLP vinyl via The Shop today. You can also watch a clip from of Notorious B.I.G. and Puffy performing in London while you’re down there.