They still don’t know who shot Biggie or Tupac, but they had time to make a series about it…
Today BET’s 106 & PARK will take a look back on the life and times of Notorious B.I.G. by reflecting on his music, his career and his unforgettable influence on the rap game.
To bring viewers back to that “Notorious” era that we all loved, rapper Lil Kim stopped by the 106 & PARK studios for a special tribute to her, “Big Poppa”.
As promised, Lil’ Kim strikes back after being previously denied (by Biggie’s mom) with an extended version of Monica’s Missy Elliott-produced single “Anything (To Find You).”
After Kim’s verse was cut from the final song and replaced with Rick Ross due to an issue with Biggie’s estate (i.e. Ms. Wallace say “H*ll NO”) – Kim promised fans she had “something Bigger for [them]”.
Indeed she did. Now you can hear Kim’s full 16 bars, where she name checks the President and First Lady, Prince William
and Ace Hood.
Are you feeling it?
R & B singer Monica has found herself in the middle of an ongoing family dispute. The singer recently collaborated with Rick Ross, Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim for the single, “Anything,” that samples David Porter’s “I’m Afraid the Masquerade Is Over” that was used for the Notorious B.I.G’s classic “Who Shot Ya?”. In the song, the Queen Bee uses a few lines from the Biggie hit in her verse. Listen below:
According to Monica’s twitter account Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace has stopped the single from being released because Lil’ Kim appears on the song. As custodian of Biggie’s estate Ms. Wallace approves any samples of her late son’s music. Monica explains:
“I am just finding out what has happened to my single and myself & Missy are beyond hurt that @LilKim was removed. She’s our friend, a legend,” Monica wrote. “Lil Kim will get the respect she deserves at all cost. The clearance was revoked and I’m fighting to get it reinstated by the Biggie Estate.”
For Lil Kim’s response to being removed off of the track, continue reading after the break: