In Hip Hop History Today “The Notorious B.I.G. Appeared on The Wake Up Show” March 1, 1997
On March 1, 1997, The Notorious B.I.G. appeared on Sway & King Tech’s Wake Up Show. 2Pac had died six months earlier and Sway asked Biggie to talk about his relationship with Pac and address some rumors that he had a hand in his death. Biggie expressed that he missed him more than most people did. Sway brought up the claim that Big stole from Pac stylistically: He replied with “He should’ve been happy for me more than anything else. He was saying I sounded like him, that’s crazy.” After the interview, Biggie freestyled for a few minutes, rapping verses from future Life After Death cuts “Long Kiss Goodnight” and “You’re Nobody. Tragically, just eight days later, on March 9th, Biggie was shot and killed. Check out the video above.