While I feel like I know the story of Christoper Wallace’s backward and forward, I finally caught the Netflix documentary about the life of The Notorious B.I.G.,Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell. Spoiler alert: I liked it. Any B.I.G. fan should watch for the D-Roc’s rare footage alone.
Of course, seeing this movie sent me in a mood to listen to nothing but music for the Black Frank White, and got me thinking about my favorite song. The top three go like this: “Kick In The Door”, “Everyday Struggle”, and today’s Song of the Week: “Friend of Mine”. Here are some thoughts:
There are a lot of quotable lines in this song, but my favorite one is: “I don’t give a bitch enough to catch the bus/And when I see the semen I’m leaving”
When I was younger I thought it was “And when I see the steaming I’m leaving” like when a bus pulls off or something. How would he see the steam from a bus if he doesn’t give her bus fare? Young B-Easy was an idiot.
I remember hearing about Biggie Smallz. The white rapper who threatened to sue The Notorious B.I.G. and the reason why he stopped officially calling himself Biggie Smalls. Thanks to Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, I finally got to see him (I later went on YouTube and saw one of his music videos in full). I say all that to say this: fuck the white Biggie Smallz.
Check out the Song of the Week below: The Notorious B.I.G. – “Friend of Mine”. R.I.P. B.I.G. Always.