Ya still tickle me, I used to be as strong as Ripple be
Til Lil' Cease crippled me

from The Notorious B.I.G. – Long Kiss Goodnight Lyrics on Rap Genius


Ripple was a fortified wine with 11% ABV, making it a favourite of homeless people and students.

Big was formerly strong, but his left leg was shattered in a car accident (his cousin and musical collaborator Lil' Cease was driving the car). This forced him to use a cane.

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