First-Hand Accounts of the Night Eazy-E & Ice Cube Ended Their Feud

Friday, September 11th, 2015


Words by Paul Meara (@PaulMeara)

In the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton there’s a scene toward the end where Eazy-E walks into a nightclub. Upon entry, everyone’s vibing to Craig Mack’s “Flava In Ya Ear,” a clear sign the Ruthless Records headman was on the opposite side of the country in a place just beginning to accept what he had started nearly a half decade prior.

When the then estranged member of Niggas With Attitude gets to the back of the club he confronts Ice Cube and a moment of tension ensues. The two–surrounded by security–eye each other down waiting for the other to give in and admit their wrongdoing. Both E and Cube contributed to the break up of the group that made them famous so as each let their guard down they began to reconcile and talk about the future.

Biopics have the tough task of walking the line between piquing the interest of a general audience and portraying what actually happened. They also have to cast characters who look and sound like the real deal as those with either inside or outside knowledge of the real life plot will be the first to dismiss anything they’ve heard or experienced to the contrary.

Just weeks after Straight Outta Compton’s release those who’ve had a chance to watch and re-watch the movie in theaters (and on bootleg) have come to the general consensus that–for what was shown–was mostly accurate. Some have come out, including Eazy-E’s son and daughter, and criticized certain elements of the movie, particularly the likeness of their father during the last weeks of his life and subsequent death.

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Mister Cee’s Notorious B.I.G. Birthday Tribute Mix

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Mister Cee pays tribute to Biggie on his birthday by putting together this hour long mix.

Previously: Mister Cee Does an AIDS PSA (Video)

The Cypher: Notorious B.I.G. Tribute (Trailer)

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

On Monday, Hot 97 and BET will reveal “The Cypher” a new posse cut tribute to Biggie featuring Lil Cease, N.O.R.E., Joey Bada$$, Uncle Murda, Maino, Fred The Godson, Joell Ortiz and Mr. Cee.


Video: Shyheim on 1994 Biggie/Tupac MSG Freestyle

Friday, June 3rd, 2011


Shyheim remembers the infamous 1994 freestyle with him, Biggie, Tupac, Big Daddy Kane and Scoob at Madison Square Garden in 1994.

Remember that Biggie line Red Cafe borrowed on « I Tote Guns » ?
That Tupac « addition » Prodigy recites on the « New York Shit » chorus ?
They’re from the same source, and it ain’t even a track.
The infamous Madison Square Garden freestyle, probably the greatest ever.
This guy took the mic off Pac’s hands. He was 17 at the time.

Considering the parties involved, the venue and the historical significance, I think it’s safe to say there will never be another moment like that ever again.

Biggie Covers FADER’s Icon Issue

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Biggie is the focus of this year’s FADER Icon issue.

Busta Rhymes ft. Notorious B.I.G. – I Knock You Out

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Busta recycles Big’s classic “All Men Are Dogs” verse on a new talk-like-sex joint.

Busta Rhymes ft. Notorious B.I.G. – I Knock You Out | Nukeshare

Props: B.Dot

Video: Shyne x Notorious B.I.G. x Bob Marley

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Shyne is ready to get back in the spotlight and tomorrow will be world premiering the formerly incarcerated MC’s new song, named after his South American homeland, “Belize”.

Featuring posthumous appearances from former Bad Boy label mate The Notorious B.I.G. and Bob Marley, “Belize” finds Shyne Po rhyming over a laid back sample of the reggae legend’s track, “Sun is Shining”.

Peep a sneak peek of the song above, which showcases Shyne rapping a verse from the track, straight from his native land.


Previously: Video: Irv Gotti Interviews Shyne pt. 1 | Video: Shyne x XXL in Belize | Shyne Covers XXL

Video: Notorious B.I.G. & Obama’s Daughters Hate R.A. The Rugged Man?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Mr. Dirty Crusty is at it again with another one of his classic video blogs. This one touches on everything from Biggie to Kanye West to Obama to Jesus. Make sure you cop Legendary Classics in stores Oct 27th. Filmed by Ethan Blum.

Previously: R.A. The Rugged Man Speaks on Lil Wayne | R.A. The Rugged Man on Eminem

Video: Meet Biggie Jr. & Diddy Jr.

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Damn, them boys look like their daddies.

Cookin’ Soul Presents Michael Jackson (Tribute to the King of Pop)

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

DJ Whoo Kid was playing this from noon to 5pm on his Shade45 show:

After learning the tragic news, we got in the studio and in the same night we crafted our own personal tribute to one of the greatest. Cookin Soul presents “Tribute to the King of Pop” Michael Jackson mixtape, 14 tracks with mash ups, remixes & instrumentals featuring some of the best rappers to ever grab the mic: Notorious Big, 2Pac, 50 Cent, Jay Z, Nas, Lil Wayne… Please support & enjoy this work, rock it to celebrate the music legacy of The King of Pop

R.I.P Michael Jackson

Hit the jump for the track + list download link.

Related: Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (Ron G Blend) [Unkut]

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