"When Biggie called for me to go put this hook on the record, I was souped," Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels recalled in the MTV offices Monday. "I got a call from Diddy, and Puff was like, 'Yo, D, we wanna make that the chorus.' "
The hook, originally snatched from the Run-DMC record "Together Forever," saw D back in the recording booth where he and partner Rev Run made countless smash records. "But that's not all/ MCs have the gall/ To pray and pray for my downfall," D spewed on the track's chorus.
"My Downfall" would go on to be one of the defining moments on Life After Death. B.I.G.'s lyrics spoke of a man battling turmoil among his rap peers, and DMC, no stranger to fame and misfortune, gladly accepted the opportunity to appear on the track.
"When teams lose to win. And they're damn proud of it."
Produced by King Mezzy.
The Baltimore native makes his long-overdue return to the DopeHouse.
Black From the Future arrives April 15th.