With the blessing of the two Commanders that helm this ship, I will be starting up a new section called
T.R.O.Y. (2)Deep (changed out of respect to the other blog bearing the same aforementioned title). This section will focus solely on rare cuts, demos and classics from the real Golden Era of Hip-Hop, the early 90s. I understand the photo above doesn’t directly reflect the post, but I’m running with it until I find a suitable picture.
We all know it’s no secret that there was tense negative energy permeating between Christopher Wallace and Shallah Raekwon & Ghostface in the early 90s, but that’s where it really stopped. Method Man was the only artist to be featured on Biggie’s debut, so we have some type of evidence that it wasn’t the entire Wu that was beefing with Biggie. This particular demo was a Ron G. cut from ’94 that unfortunately was never made to the immediate public, and in retrospect, that’s a damn shame, considering the artists featured on here. Biggie’s verse from this cut eventually landed on the song If I Should Die Before I Wake on the *meh* posthumous album Duets: The Final Chapter, although it was apparently missing a few bars due to the nature of the lyrics: “I’m Hard, Jehovah said I’m barred from the pearly gates // Fuck Him, I didn’t wanna go to Heaven anyways // But my momma got me on my knees with my hands gripped // Talkin’ bout some praise the Lord shit // Hail Mary, fuck her, I never knew her // I’d probably screw her and dump her body in the sewer.” This portion of the verse landed on the remix to Big L’s Deadly Combination which featured pre-recorded verses from both Pac & Biggie.