The year was 1998. Big Pun had released his seminal debut album Capital Punishment, Bad Boy Records had fully recovered from the loss of The Notorious B.I.G, and Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were cranking out steroid-fueled homeruns out of MLB parks nationwide.
In a team-up more random than Batman and Howard The Duck’s, Tim Westwood invited Harlem World’s Ma$e and Blinky Blink to his radio show. The two were joined by Gang Starr’s Guru(!), and the three traded bars over Puffy’s “Been Around The World (Remix)” and The Lox’ “If You Think I’m Jiggy (Remix)” instrumental.