Puff Daddy Talks Notorious B.I.G. , Remembering The Star 20 years after his death
|Puff Daddy Talks Notorious B.I.G. , Remembering The Star 20 years after his death|
The hip hop mogul promised that he would put together a special tribute to his dear friend and ‘the greatest rapper of all time’ using their submissions.
In an interview with Revolt, Puff spoke on his surprising first encounter with the young, aspiring MC, who would go on to become his artist, friend, and one of the most celebrated rappers of all time.
“The first time I met B.I.G., I brought him to a soul food restaurant called Sylvia’s, uptown in Harlem,” said Diddy. “The first thing that I remember was how big and black he was.
I saw a picture, but in person, this guy is really a big guy and he’s really, really dark-skinned. This is during the time of Al B.
Sure and LL Cool J. Dark skin wasn’t in. He was beyond dark-skinned. I remember him sitting down and he really didn’t have anything to say. So you have this big guy who has this in-your-face rap attitude, but was quiet.”
His demeanor was surprising, but so was his lack of appetite. “Here’s the mind-blowing thing,” added Diddy. “We at Sylvia’s. This is the best soul food in the world. You would actually just come to New York for this soul food. I asked him if he wanted to eat and he was like ‘Nah.’ He didn’t wanna eat. I realized that’s how big this moment was for him. This was really his dream. He couldn’t even eat. He just wanted for this to really happen. And it happened. It was all a dream. True story.”
Video Credits : Revolt