We should all be so lucky as to have an anecdote about smoking weed with Biggie. Unfortunately, we’re not all Bun B (you try making something as great as Trill OG), who shared his “toking with Brooklyn’s finst” tale on the Juan Epstein podcast. Complex Music has the full, must-read transcript, but here are the relevant excerpts:
So I go over to Biggie, and I introduce myself: “Yo, I’m Bun B, I’m with the rap group UGK.”
And he’s like, “Oh yeah! You got the ‘Pocket Full of Stones’ joint on the Menace soundtrack. I was with MC Eiht in LA, and he kept trying to play his song, and I kept telling him to play y’all’s sh*t again. Like: I like that real street sh*t.” So I was like, “I appreciate it. I heard your s*it, I like it—real street sh*t—we’re about to go outside and smoke if you wanna smoke.” He was like, “Yeah, no problem.” So we go out to the car, I’m trying to be a nice guy: “Yo, you can sit in the front seat”. And [Biggie says] “Nah, I’m gonna sit in the back.” I’m like: “…aight. Okay. Cool.”
He’s just sitting there. I’m like, “Yo, close the door, keep the smoke inside,” you know? He’s like, “Nah, I’m all good.” And I’m thinking this all seems very strange. It didn’t occur to me until later: He sat in the backseat so that no one could sit behind him. (Via)
Later, Bun B added, “Nah, [Biggie]‘s gotta smoke! But under his terms and conditions,” which is the the best description of the Notorious B.I.G. I’ve ever heard. Read the rest here.
(via Getty Image, via Complex Music)