DJ Khaled explains his new single "I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie" and talks about why he chose Diddy, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, T.I. and Swizz Beatz for the record.
DJ Khaled dropped a new record this past week which was pretty controversial based off the title alone, "I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie." The track, off his upcoming album, Suffering From Success, had a big line up consisting of Diddy, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Swizz Beatz and T.I. In a new interview with MTV News, DJ Khaled talks on the single and what he was trying to do with it.
"When I made 'I Feel Like Pac/ I Feel Like Biggie' me and Swizz was in the studio and I played Swizz the beat and I gave him a vision of who I wanted to be on the record. Swizz came up with this hook: 'I feel like 'Pac,'" Khaled told MTV. "That chemistry with me and Swizz was amazing when we were cooking that, but at the same time I couldn't have put just any rapper on that record so I put Ross, I put Meek and I put T.I."
Khaled defended his choice of rappers for the track, saying, "Ross is one of the biggest rappers in the game and one of the hardest gangsta rappers in the game and that's what Biggie and 'Pac was. And then you got T.I., another brother from the south who's one of the hardest rappers in the game and in and out of jail, going through so much shit. If you really look at T.I.'s story, he done been through a lot of shit, as well as Ross."
"Then you got Meek Mill, who has been through a lot of shit, and where he comes from, from a young age. If you look at his story, he's like a young 'Pac," Khaled explained. "Nobody's like 'Pac and Biggie, nobody's sounding like 'em. I'm talking about the energy."