Did you know the Notorious B.I.G. recorded a Wu-Tang Clan diss that was never released?
On the Bossip Presents: Don’t Be Scared podcast, Jacob York spoke in-depth about his friendship with the late Biggie Smalls… as well as a diss track for Raekwon.
He says B.I.G. told him to erase the record before it was ever released.
“Method Man was on [Biggie’s] album [Ready To Die] so we were all sitting there like, ‘Huh,’ ” York said. “When [Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…] album dropped and we heard the [‘Shark N*ggas (Biters)’] interlude… We heard that and we were like, ‘What the hell was that about?’ No one saw it coming. It came out of left field. It got squashed that fast… You ever notice that [Biggie] never put out a diss record against him? He rapped it. He got it off his chest. He just told me to erase it.”
Also during the discussion, York talked about the lack of posthumous records from Biggie, saying the Brooklyn rapper laid down verses that were almost always near perfect.
“The reason why he’s never had any post-mortem stuff is everything he rapped, people kept,” he said. “He didn’t rap five songs to make one. When he rapped it, they kept it. So, a lot of the post-mortem stuff was mixtape stuff or it would be on somebody else’s record that they took off and put on a Biggie’s Greatest Hits or something. He just came off the top of his head. I don’t know how he did it. He’d be in the studio — like we’ll get to the studio at nine, ten o’clock. Four o’clock in the morning, he’ll rap for 45 minutes and that’d be ‘Hypnotize’ done. And then walk out the studio.”