French Montana on Hearing Biggie’s ‘Ready To Die’ for the First Time

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Bad Boy’s new recruit remembers the first time he heard Biggie’s debut album.

French Montana: In Big’s early days you would hear freestyles here and there, but when you heard Ready To Die the album–it was crazy. Big just tells a story. That’s what I loved about Big, and what I liked about ‘Pac and certain people. In New York, everybody is so focused on being lyrical. The people that have the longevity in the game are the people who touch fans. It’s people who tell you their life story and you buy into the character and most important thing is that you feel like them. They are going through the same thing you are going through. When he dropped Ready To Die, from start to the end, I was like, ‘Damn, I feel like that.’ My Favorite joint of all time is “You’re Nobody.” And that freestyle he did for “Jackin’ For Beats.”

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