Biggie’s Engineer from back in the day Jacob yotk spoke in-depth about his friendship with the Legendary rapper in a podcast called ‘Don’t Be Scared’. Hop into the post to find out what Hip Hop Icon Biggie was ready to diss before his death. #IFWT!

Speaking on Biggie’s recording process, Jacob York says that unlike artists today, Biggie didn’t have to record five songs just to create one track. He then went on and explained that any Biggie Song released after his death was likely first featured on a Mixtape or was a feature on someone else’s song.

“The reason why he’s never had any post-mortem stuff is everything he rapped, people kept,” Jacob York said. “He didn’t rap five songs to make one. When he rapped it, they kept it. So, a lot of the post-mortem stuff was mixtape stuff or it would be on somebody else’s record that they took off and put on a Biggie’s Greatest Hits or something…He just came off the top of his head. I don’t know how he did it. He’d be in the studio—like we’ll get to the studio at nine, ten o’clock. Four o’clock in the morning, he’ll rap for 45 minutes and that’d be ‘Hypnotize’ done. And then walk out the studio.”

Jacob York also shared the details of a diss track Biggie wrote , which was directed to a fellow New York Hip Hop Icon, Raekwon The Chef Of the Wu Tang Clan. According to Jacob York, Biggie told him to erase the record before it was ever released.

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“Method Man was on [Biggie’s] album [Ready To Die] so we were all sitting there like, ‘Huh,’” York said, according to AllHipHop.com. “When [Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…] album dropped and we heard the [‘Shark Niggas (Biters)’] interlude… We heard that and we were like, ‘What the hell was that about?’ No one saw it coming. It came out of left field. It got squashed that fast…You ever notice that [Biggie] never put out a diss record against him? He rapped it. He got it off his chest. He just told me to erase it.”

Jacob York also spoke on a lot of Biggie’s influences when recording the Hip Hop classic album ‘Ready To Die’.

Jacob York Said :

“Big listened to OutKast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik while he was making Ready To Die,” he said. “And a lot of people felt like he got that Southern twang on the Pac side, but he didn’t. He got it from listening to OutKast. A lot of people don’t know Diddy directed OutKast’s ‘Player’s Ball’ video. And so Big knew a lot about that. And he listened to ‘Git Up, Git Out.’ He was a lover of Hip Hop everywhere.”

Could you imagine what Biggie’s verse against Raekwon would have been like? guess we’ll never know. #IFWT