Fat Joe opened up again recently about a joint album with the Notorious B.I.G that never came to be. The New York City Legends were set to collaboration on a a project but only got a few songs in before Biggie passed away. On the recent anniversary of his death Joe opened up again.
Speaking with Vezuz Creators Timbaland and Swizz Beats via his Fat Joe Show, the Bronx emcee asked about their best memories of the late rapper.
Timbaland confessed that the two artist he most wanted to work with was Biggie and Tupac. Although he got to produce music for Pac through his former mentor Devante Swing of Jodeci, he never physically got to collaborate with the West Coast icon. Biggie on the other hand, he never got to work with.
He confessed to seeing Biggie on the night of the Vibe Party where he was tragically gunned down. He said he overheard Biggie telling Diddy then known as Puff, “We gotta work man.” He says he went to another event with Ginuwine and when he arrived he found out Biggie had been shot.
It was then that Fat Joe went into his account with Biggie and the album that never was. “I worked on an album with Biggie. We cut about five songs together. He was like, ‘You the Latino don, I’m the Black don.’ And we was in that studio going crazy. It’s verified by Puff Daddy and everybody.”
If you’re hoping to hear a sample of their album though, Joe is actually wishing for the opposite. The two reportedly took a lot of shots at 2Pac on their joint music, something that would obviously sound distasteful now that both Pac and Big are dead.
“I’mma keep it real. At the time, we were dissing Tupac a lot and all that,” Fat Joe said. “So that should have never seen the light of day, which is respectful, so because, you know, they both passed on, you know. But yeah, I worked with the B.I.G. for real.”
He did play a snippet for Brian B Dot Miller last year that you can sample below.