Jay-Z claims that the Notorious B.I.G. attempted to persuade him to relocate to Atlanta with each other back in 1996. Jay-Z assessed his partnership with Biggie throughout TIDAL’s “A Toast To Biggie” Twitter Spaces discussion, previously today, in honor of the late rapper’s 50th birthday.

“I’m like ‘we’re the hottest guys in New York City, like in the world, in the mecca. Why we going to Atlanta,'” Jay remembered assuming at the time. He included that Biggie’s insight to see Atlanta as a location to be demonstrated how much of a “visionary” he was. 

Jay-Z, Biggie
Craig Barritt / Getty Images

Later in the conversation, Jay remembered hearing Biggie’s “Who Ya Shot” for the first time, describing that he was surprised by the tune.

“I wrote like four songs that night,” he added. “None of them was as good as ‘Who Shot Ya’ but it was still like four songs. It was just, again it was that friendly competition like just trying to push each other to be the best.”

Diddy likewise talked, mentioning that Jay filled the shoes left behind by Biggie following his fatality.

In honor of Biggie’s 50th birthday celebration, Lil Kim likewise held the 2nd Annual B.I.G. Dinner Gala in New York York, which was gone to by the late rap artist’s tune, C.J. Wallace, Fat Joe, The LOX, Dave East, and also much more.

Check out Jay’s talk about relocating to Atlanta with Biggie listed below.

View this message on Instagram

A post shared by DJ Akademiks (@akademiks)