RIP Biggie Smalls AKA Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997)
Maybe i'm wrong but if I remember right I believe this was about another guy who went by the name Biggie Smalls
"A man named Drik who grew up in Queensbridge with Stretch and The Live Squad and was a part of Tupac's Thug Life/Thugadon movement. There are virtually no details to be found on Drik (though I'm hoping Majesty will clear some of it up in our upcoming interview...stay tuned), beyond the fact that he died at some point before Tupac, B.I.G. or Biggy Smallz. After Drik's death, Tupac dedicated God Bless The Dead to his "motherfuckin' Biggie Smalls," dropping the line, "the other day I thought I seen my homeboy Biggie saying 'Shit don't stop!'" Though Pac recorded the song a couple of years before Notorious B.I.G.'s murder (and obviously before Pac's own death!), it wasn't released until the late 90's. Predictably, conspiracy theorists argued that this was indeed a reference to Christopher Wallace, not Drik, using the line to further the argument that Tupac had faked his own death."
Maybe these will help you understand man:
Yeah, 'Colonel D.S's reply is the right one.
The track 'God Bless The Dead' was officially released with Greatest Hits album in 1998. I believe the timing of this track being release was intentionally put by Amaru whose motivation was certainly to bank in by creating controversy & making things more mysterious.
If you listen to Stretch verse, he's spitting lyrics like 'Springfield crew' that got nothing to do with Christopher Wallace aka Notorious BIG.
Now, some ppl from other countries might not know, but pseudo 'biggie smalls' was/is a common nickname like in other countries, some nicknames might be frequently used by bunch of different ppl.
In fact, Christopher Wallace was forced to officially changed his stage name into Notorious BIG when a dude from around The Bay (who was working with JOhnny J rip) who was called Biggie Smalls on record threatened to sue
So, really, nothing mysterious about Tupac spitting 'rest in peace to my mutherfucker biggies smalls'.
Because like when he used to hang alot with Syke & Thuglife, Syke had a friend named Kato who got murdered, Tupac dedicated 'How Long Will They Mourn Me' to Kato.
When Tupac used to hang alot with Stretch & Thugadon & Live Squad clique, a dude who was nicknamed 'Biggie Smalls' & who was hanging with them died, & Tupac dedicated 'God Bless The Dead' to 'Biggie Smalls'
So that line 'rest in peace to my mutherfucker biggie smalls' is really not about Christopher Wallace, but about a certain 'Drik' from Live Squad entourage.
1) WATCH 'Thug Angel' and LISTEN to what Shock-G says about the subject
2) PROVE that the track was made in tribute to "Drik" (I thought it was "Big D The Impossible" or some shit), who was affiliated with The Live Squad, which included Stretch, who is featured on "God Bless The Dead" and who was also friends with Christopher Wallace.
3) DISPROVE the track wasn't made as a promo for Christopher Wallace's 'Ready To Die' (a theory that's been floating around since the song's release)
[NOTE: I'm just saying if you're going to make bold/definite statements like this, be able to back it up. I'm skeptical about this track, because CLEARLY the audio between "Rest in peace to my muthafuckIN" (not "muthafuckA) and "Biggie Smalls" has been edited to some degree. I am a certified audio engineer, not to mention, I've been studying Tupac since I was 12 years old (28 now.) That clip was lazily edited and I want to know why, because that is not (entirely, at least) what Tupac said.]
[NOTE II: I think I may have posted something similar to this on the TAT FB page.]
Appreciate it, Lex. As far as whether or not I think Tupac is alive, I will say that, yes, I do, but, if he isn't, I think he at least planned to escape. What reportedly happened in Las Vegas on the night of September 7, 1996 didn't actually happen, if you ask me. That is a story someone needs someone else to believe. Who those people are, I don't know. One of them may be Tupac. Journalists and investigators aren't lying about what they've reported. They've been given the "facts" and are doing their job reporting them. But, how many actual facts (not hear-say) do we really know about what happened after Tupac left the Luxor until the time of his death? Few, if any. There's the story and there's what really happened. There was a cover-up or a conspiracy or whatever you want to call it. Does that mean Tupac is alive? Not necessarily. But, who can prove that he's dead? Whether he roams in the physical or spiritual realm, the soul, legacy and influence of Tupac Shakur will NEVER die. Makaveli forever.
anything is possible. and i think we discussed this possibility before. and i agree it may very well have happened the way you are suggesting.
but on the same token i also think that the timing of the events and some of the coincidences, if not all of them, should also be taken into consideration. if nothing else, the coincidences force you to take a second look. otherwise, why would they be there?
just a thought. and we know 2pac was an artist.
and an artists construction(s) knows no bounds.
artists rearrange and reconstruct reality and we as fans can and should deconstruct their construction to understand and appreciate the true motives and inspirations behind the Art.
why was the makaveli album and cover constructed the way that it was?
artists communicate in unique and meaningful ways. there is a book of fiction written in the 19th century but not published until the 20th century that has the subtitle of (Title), An Inside Narrative.
The artist demands you to take a second look simply through the title.
Many lyrics on the 'Makaveli' ('Killuminati') album, from my perspective, SCREAM about how Tupac was going to (again, at least try) escape.
Whatever happened to the theory that the cover for said album was originally made for 'Me Against The World'? (I believe that's the album it was theorized to have been originally made for - correct me if I'm wrong.) The album art, regardless of what album it was actually intended for, was made to symbolize how Tupac was being "crucified" by the media. Was it not?
Also, I do not believe in the phenomenon known as "coincidence."
im curious about the lyrics you have in mind.
at least for me. the whole idea or concept of Plan. Plot. Strategize. as well as the tone of the opening Track, (Bomb First) indicate a mindset intent on survival rather than being vulnerable to possible and further victimization to the world's struggles.
I haven't heard of the theory that the makaveli album cover was first proposed for me against the world. but i have heard 2pac mention the idea of being crucified to the media before so that would definitely be possible.
as for your beliefs regarding coincidence as a phenomenon, i completely respect your thoughts and find them very interesting and positive.
but to speak in layman's terms forces me to use the term. also, the term can and will continue to exist. I don't specifically know how you really feel about it, but i think i have enough indication to think you don't accept coincidences as being meaningless or random in nature, but rather hold real and actual significance which more attention should be paid to.
feel free to reply at the end of the thread if you feel you don't have enough room right here.