The setting: San Francisco radio station KMEL’s annual Summer Jam concert circa 1995.
Biggie is trying to perform, but it’s so hot that Big Kap’s records are literally melting as he tries to spin. As Kap told FADER in their Biggie Icon issue:
I’m throwing the records and it’s like, alright, cool we’re going through it. But it’s so hot the heat is actually warping the records. The records is melting! So the records are warping right before me and it’s just like woooommp. And Big looking at me. We had this thing like, every time you make a mistake on stage during the show, you get fined $100. So during the show, Big heard the first womp, and he was like “A hundred dollars!” The record is crumbling up right before my eyes. Then it’s getting bad and Cease is like, “Two hundred dollars!” And then Big, he just stopped everything and was like, “Yo! What the fuck is going on?!” I’m looking and my records look like a piece of bacon back there. Big is tight! He had a water bottle, he threw the water bottle at me, and just walks off the stage
Ha ha ha. Classic shit. It’s especially funny since Big knew what was going on and they laughed it off when they got back to the hotel.