Biggie’s ‘Who Shot Ya’ Was Made For Mary J. Blige, According To Funkmaster Flex
Funkmaster Flex plans to drop bombs on your bookshelf.
The legendary rap jockey is partnering with journalist Karen Hunter and publisher Simon Schuster for a book of unbelievable stories about The Notorious B.I.G.
The book’s title and release date have yet to be announced, but Flex has already leaked some juicy anecdotes, like the time Biggie first met Nas.
“I introduced Big to Nas on my block in Brooklyn,” the excerpt reads. “Nas came by to visit my sister, and I went and brought Big to the house. Nas had Illmatic out at the time…”
But the snippet that will make rap heads swivel concerns Big Poppa’s most infamous classic: “The song ‘Who Shot Ya’ was originally an intro for Mary J. Blige’s album. Uptown/MCA said it was too hard. The song in its original form had a verse from Big, Keith Murray and LL Cool J, though LL never did his verse. The song still exists!”
Whenever the book drops, perhaps we’ll finally get some insight on the unfortunate Knick player who Biggie jacked in “Story To Tell.” —John Kennedy