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Biggie Wanted To Move To Atlanta, Shares Jay-Z

todayMay 25, 2022

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(GEMS RADIO) – In a Twitter Spaces conversation celebrating The Notorious B.I.G’s 50th birthday, Jay-Z shared a story of how the late rapper wanted them to move to Atlanta. At the time, the city was nowhere near what it is now– the centre of Black entertainment.

“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, in the mecca. Why are we going to Atlanta?’”

JAY-Z Chose To Stay

Jay-Z continued, “If you think about Atlanta and how it is today and how influential Atlanta is, you just see how much of a visionary this guy was, and he was doing Brooklyn Mint clothing line back then, so all the things he was talking about was way ahead of his time.”

Jay chose to stay in New York and build his career, a decision that proved fruitful for him. Guess we’ll never know what could’ve happened if the two Brooklyn rappers moved to Atlanta, given its current status as the centre of modern black culture.

Diddy Took Ecstasy For The First Time In Hypnotize Video Shoot

While at the same Twitter space conversation, Diddy revealed that he took ecstasy for the very first time along with Biggie during the “Hypnotize” video shoot.

“Ah man, the video was fun,” Diddy reflected. “That was like the first time we both tried ecstasy. I mean, it was an experience, you know what I’m saying? Ayo, Biggie’s 50. Check this out, we have nothing to hide. That was a long time ago… it was the first time. It was just a little nibble, it was all right. It was a little nibble. But we was in extra high, high spirits. Yeah, this breaking news and shit. Fuck it. On his 50th birthday, I wanna let y’all know that.”

Written by: Jessica Sommerfield

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