Friday, 17 December 2010

Notorious BIG wanted to work with Dre

Below is an excerpt of DJ Premiers interview with XXL Magazine.

Premier rewound a couple years to the infamous '95 Source Awards when Suge fired shots at Diddy while accepting an award. "I’ll tell you an ill story. The day after Suge did that at the Source Awards was a New Music Seminar convention. [People thought] that Suge needs to watch him himself because he’ll get jumped in New York. No. We were at a panel with Buckwild and a couple other brothers. Then Big walked in. At the time, [Death Row] wanted Lady of Rage to work with me, I was like, I can’t do it until I get back from my tour. Rage and I were friends for a long time. But Suge’s brother was like, 'If you can’t do it now, you can’t do it at all.' We did the songs and they didn’t accept them."

"Me, Big and Buckwild are kicking it, laughing, chopping it up," Premier continued telling XXL. "All of a sudden, we hear someone go, 'You.' We look and it’s Suge Knight. We were all leaning against the wall. I go, 'Me?' He goes, 'You.' He comes over and goes, 'Yo man, I didn’t really like those songs you did for Rage.' I was like, 'Yo, I didn’t want to do the songs but your staff told me I had to. I didn’t have time to do it but that’s my homie and I want to be on her album.' He goes, 'Don’t worry about [it]. When can yo do some new beats?' I go, 'Couple of weeks.' He goes, 'Well, Dogg Pound is coming out first so you got another month.' He was talking very civilized. I gave him a hug. Big walks up to Suge and says, 'Ayo, I want to get in touch with Dre to do a couple of songs on my new album Life After Death.' Suge just looks at him and goes, 'Yeah, aight.' And walks off.

Source and full interview -


  1. Too bad!! These could have been ill. Just picturing the songs makes me bump my head...

  2. That would have been epic!
    Btw, looking forward to read XXL's full interview with Dre..