Here’s a few things about Snoop and Tupac that you may not have known. Even after so many years have passed since Biggie and Tupac were killed, the untold stories by their friends and family are highly cherished by some of their biggest fans.
At one point in time,the thought of having beef with another rapper was actually NOT the cool thing to do. In case you may have forgotten, in the years of 1996 and 1997, we lost 2 of the most iconic figures in rap music’s history…Tupac and Biggie. Back then, we found it hard to measure influence they had on the people who listened to their music, envied their lifestyles, and even idolized them. As we all know the eventual result that became of ‘Pac and Big’s war of words ended up being two memorable and irreversible tragedies.
To some people, beef may seem petty and often at times corny, meanwhile others feel that when there’s a point to be proven, there should be no limit in fulfilling that need. As history shows, beef should be left alone and not taken seriously…or should it be? Remember when Nas and Jay-Z went at it? That was considered a GOOD thing mainly because there was no violence to arise out of the situation only classic songs which will be forever hailed as some of Jay’s and Nas’ most brilliant pieces of work. But what should we say about this thing with Jeezy and Gucci Mane? As we all know, someone was murdered over the alleged beef between these two rappers and apparently it’s not over. Gucci Mane has no problem letting Young Jeezy know that he still feels a certain type of way about the situation. Jeezy is turning his cheek on this one, but for how long? Only time will tell if this beef will escalate into something other than making music or will it remain only a war of words on wax?
Young Jack Thriller recently caught up with Lil Cease of Junior Mafia to get the ‘real’ scoop on what took place on that fateful day in Quad Studios, NY. In a very heartfelt manner, Lil Cease opened up about his relationship with 2Pac and Biggie back in the day. Even after all this time has passed since the death of the two rap legends, it’s still delightful to hear close friends of the fallen stars give their detailed account of events that took place. And we still ask ourselves why they were taken away so early.
Let’s visit the Golden Age of hip hop once more… Taken from the ‘Panther’ soundtrack, a group of rap’s top emcees were tapped to collaborate for this historic track. Keep in mind this was before the East/West coast beef, so it was nothing to see a collaboration like this. There are many people out there who have forgotten about this song but let’s not forget that Biggie dropped one of his most classic verses on this joint. This is most likely where Jay-z got his line in his classic verse on ‘Takeover’…”you need more people!”
It’s hard to fathom that it has been 15 years since 2Pac was taken away from us. In upcoming September issue, XXL Magazine will revisit the life and times of the hip hop icon. The article will feature interviews by some of ‘Pac’s closest friends and family including, Mutulu Shakur, the Outlawz, and many others.
Lil Cease drops new video in memory of Biggie. He takes the opportunity to reach out to his Junior Mafia fam, as well as, Lil Kim. The Brooklyn native wants all his peeps to know that he still has love for them no matter what.
Set to appear in his second big-screen film, Christopher Wallace Jr., will have a role in new film featuring Will Ferrell. The film is a story about Will Ferrell who plays a man who is down on his luck and his life turns around once he crosses paths with young Christopher’s character. ‘Everything Must Go’ is an adaptation of a short story written by Raymond Carver called, ‘Why You Don’t Dance’. The movie opens nationwide May 13th.
Before she got caught up in the plague of ‘industry beef’, Lil Kim actually did her thing on the mic. Although, Biggie is credited for writing Kim’s entire 1st album, it still came across nice. This is Lil Kim wih assistance from Big on the hook….Drugs.