I'd tell Big they're still hearin' his songs
Run into Pac ask him where we went wrong
The first two persons Jay meats in heaven are Biggie and Pac, two of the greatest rappers to ever touch a mic. He’d tell his Brooklyn friend that even though he’s dead, his music is still alive.
In 1996 there was tension between 2Pac and Jay for various reasons, especially his affiliation with Biggie. In 2006 in an XXL interview Hova shed some light on the matter:
I reference Jordan because he had similar stories. He said that he felt cheated when he got to the league and Larry Bird and Magic were leaving. I feel like that. I be like, Damn, I wonder what it would be like with Big and Pac and everybody here. The worst I’ve heard was that I wouldn’t be who I am if Big and Pac was here. That’s God given talent. You cant
And that would have been interesting too, how that would’ve played out with me and Pac. Because I wasn’t where I am now. It would’ve went down, it was a collision course, 100%. I knew some people out West and they told me about the [Makaveli] song. It hadn’t dropped yet, but was on the way. I had my record ready. I shelved it out of the utmost respect, but it was coming.
I performed it one time only at Apollo over No Diggity. No one has that tape. They usually tape the Apollo shows, but they had just stopped taping for some reason. We tried to find the tape. Its 2,000 people that know about it. I did two verses. Its the truth, that’s the best shit. Its so liberating, when you say what the fuck you wanna say .
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