Jay Z Recalls His Interactions With Hip-Hop Legend Biggie

He will always keep the memories of his late friend in his heart!

Jay Z said that Biggie tried to convince him to move to Atlanta

Jay Z, the 52-year-old rapper and musician, recently opened up about his times with the late hip-hop icon Biggie in a conversation with Twitter Spaces. During the candid chat, the “4:44” hitmaker recalled when the latter wanted the two of them to move to Atlanta and buy neighboring mansions there.

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“You know Big in like 96, I wanna say, 96, 95, was talking about ‘Yo let’s go to Atlanta get two big houses next to each other, and ’I’m looking like, Atlanta? I’m like, we’re the hottest guys in New York City, like in the world. Why we going to Atlanta?” said Jay Z reminiscing about his interaction. The hip-hop star went on to talk more about his former friend and partner in crime. “You think about how influential Atlanta is today, you see how much of a visionary this guy was. He was fly on his own so it was a great time in fashion. Fashion was a big part of his s**t, the way he looked,” he added.

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This conversation comes after rapper Diddy told Jay Z that he definitely filled in for both Biggie and 2Pac after the rappers’ untimely deaths in the 90s.  “Bro, you filled them shoes though. You came in and we definitely give thanks. You definitely came, and I just know how much Big really looked up to Jay,” he said to the “Reasonable Doubt” hitmaker.

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“They looked up to each other. That is crazy you had to step into the shoes of two people. That’s all it was those two people. They had things on lock. Hov was coming, but it was like these two cats was just so big, and so to have all of that come on you and have that responsibility to keep this shit fly and keep the art of it going. I think Hov kept the art of it going and take where they was at and take it even higher,” he added.

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He remembers his late friend

Jay Z also recalled listening to Biggie’s “Who ya Shot” for the first time, explaining how much he was smitten by it. “I wrote like four songs that night,” he said.  “None of them was as good as ‘Who Shot Ya’ but it was still like four songs. It was just, again it was that friendly competition like just trying to push each other to be the best,” he added.

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