The only reason I chose “Biggie/Tupac Live Freestyle” for Song of the Week is because for some reason The Notorious B.I.G.‘s line “smacking babies at they christenin'” has been stuck in my head for the past few days (For some weird reason). The other thing that has been stuck in my head recently is Ytiet singing numbers but I can’t post that (Wait, can I?).
I’m actually remember buying The Tunnel CD by Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap back in the day. Not just for the “Biggie/Tupac Live Freestyle”; it had some more good songs on there like “If I Get Locked Up” Dr. Dre & Eminem, “Ill Bomb” by LL Cool J, and even “For My Thugs” by Jay-Z, Amil, Memphis Bleek, & Beanie Sigel.
I always thought it kinda messed up that this is called “Biggie/Tupac Live Freestyle”. The original version (Mostly called “Live Freestyle 95” or something like that) also had Big Scoob, Shyheim, and Big Daddy Kane on it. I get that in 1999 it was a trend of putting out “unreleased” songs featuring Biggie and 2Pac and cashing in (I’m look at you Trapp), but they should have just released the full version.
Either way, check out both versions below.