The spirit of Biggie Smalls looms heavily over rap at all times, but its felt a little more on the anniversary of his death, which happens to be today. Kendrick Lamar is one of many rappers who has cited Big as a direct influence, and in tribute, he freestyled over a couple of classic records from Brooklyn's finest today during his appearance on Big Boy's Real 92.3FM morning show.
Things get touchy when it comes to taking on sacred hip hop instrumentals, but we don't think there'll be much argument that K.Dot is worthy of paying homage to Mr. Smalls. Lamar's new album, which is still without a title, is out March 23rd.
The streets don't fail me now
They wanna put the game in town
From Compton through congress
It's set trippin' all around
Ain't nothin' new
But a flow of new DemoCrips and ReBloodicans
Red state vs. a blue state
Which one you governing?