I remember writing this Poem/Short Story (Whatever you call it) over 10 years ago on Myspace. Yes, I said Myspace...LOL. At any rate, I'm a huge Biggie fan so this was written for fun one day and I saved it along with 100's of others from that era. If you like B.I.G., you might like this piece.
“Remember back in the days, when niggaz had waves Gazelle shades, and corn braids Pitchin pennies, honies had the high top jellies Shootin skelly, motherfuckers was all friendly” Biggie’s “Things Done Changed” track
The early bird always catch the worm but it was far too early for Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G to find a home far away from his loved ones, influence and HIP HOP. I POP "Ready to Die" in the cassette deck to reminisce on a time before CD’s somewhere circa 1994, when “Juicy” played on the radio station and I purchased my first PLAYSTATION. The NATION was still suffering the aftermath of the Gulf War but who knew that Rap Music would see its very own Dessert Storm. Several fatalities came in the fashion and form of young black MC’s, who microphones were mistaken for automatic weapons. Bedford Stuyvesant streets will never be the same and like you said my brother, “Things Done Changed” and the “Everyday Struggle” was a “Warning” to us all. I guess some enemy of the state wanted to see your “Downfall” and figured that “Somebody’s Got to Die” and it was you. “The World is Filled” with “Playa Haters” but regardless of that, we “Miss You”. Puff said “Mo Money Mo Problems” and the media always make sure “Your Nobody Till Somebody Kills You” but what’s sad is “Sky’s The Limit” for an individual with a vicious flow, ill lyrics, powerful voice and crazy word-play. As a hip hop purest, I rarely see these skills TODAY. “What’s Beef” when we just enjoy listening to good music? With each single you would “Hypnotize” us and of course you weren’t “Ready To Die” so why do people want to see “Nigga’s Bleed” and who knew that “Going Back to Cali” would be your “Last Day”. We miss you Biggie! I sit here with a 40 oz like my college years almost shedding a tear as “One More Chance” blast from the speaker to my soul. I remember the first time I heard “Unbelievable”, “Machine Gun Funk” and “Who Shot Ya”. Now, I wish the police and FBI found out...Who Shot Ya...
Things Done Changed - Biggie (Original Version)