While Joey Crack and Gotti were having their nice convo, they went back in 1996, when the beef between Pac and Hov occurred. According to Gotti, the 2Pac-Jigga thing was nothing like the “war” Shakur had with Biggie. In fact, Irv Gotti explained the situation more like а consequence.
When Tupac and Biggie were trading shots at each other with classics that still echoes in time and formed the East Coast-West Coast thing, Jay-Z released his “Reasonable Doubt” LP. One of the tracks from the album is “Brooklyn’s Finest” where Jay-Z teamed up with The Notorious B.I.G. for an explosive collaboration.
According to Irv Gotti, the above-mentioned collaborative song is the main reason Pac to namedrop Jay-Z in his tracks from that moment on. Even though Biggie mentions Tupac just once in the song, this was enough for the “All Eyez On Me” creator.
Check out the full conversation below.
Revisit the “Brooklyn’s Finest” track.