Jay-Z On Working With Biggie

11.28.07 11 years ago 39 Comments


It’s one of the most fabled stories in hip-hop history: Jay-Z and the Notorious B.I.G. meeting in the studio to collaborate on what would become the scorching track “Brooklyn’s Finest,” from Jay’s classic debut, Reasonable Doubt. One top-class MC pitted against a rising blue-chip MC, and when Jay passed Biggie a notebook to jot down words for his verse, the Bad Boy rapper passed it back and responded that he doesn’t write down his lyrics. Jay said that he didn’t either, and the lyrical showdown began.

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