The Junior M.A.F.I.A. member explains why he favored Biggie's I Got a Story To Tell and the genius of the story telling in the Life After Death cut.

The Buckwild-produced "I Got a Story to Tell" is bare-bones as far as rap tracks go. With its drum track reminiscent of MC Lyte's "Paper Thin" and its sparse acoustic guitar strokes, the song's beat is the perfect background for Big to weave his complex robbery tale. In addition to its detailed imagery, the late rapper injected a healthy dose of humor into the track; that, for Cease, is the song's greatest quality. "Me and Big used to listen to records all the time, and when I heard 'Story to Tell,' just the story line ... Big's charisma, his sense of humor is what used to catch me about him," he said. "He could take you off and on, light switch. It could be so hard and in a minute you'll be crying, laughing in tears, like, hold up, you gotta rewind that back."

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  • Fred

    nerdy guy with a suit? it was a basketball player. that's awkward that you dont even know the story.

  • peteROC

    my fav big song as well. it's like he was telling a badass story without even trying to rhyme

  • MrWill

    Yup, this is my fav BIG track too, but I was thinking the same thing as comment #1. He was a "player off the New York Knicks," not a nerdy guy in a suit. C'mon Cease-a-leo...BIG decribed damn-near everything in that story.

  • -.-

    A guy in a suit isn't really far off considering he is a basketball player and they do wear suits.

  • colmark12

    Take a look at basketball players who aren't playing, and a lot of guys postgame...what are they wearing? Suits and ridiculous hipster glasses.