I recorded this song, a tribute to 3 of my heroes, in 2008 for my album Let The Children Die. My label, Urbnet, didn't want to include the song because of the explicit language and use of the 'n word'. I refused to replace the word with some silly soundalike - turning the words of my idols into a ridiculous TBS overdub - but did agree to edit it out with a static sound effect. Understandably, Urbnet was still uncomfortable with the song and wanted to avoid me receiving any sort of backlash. They have always been 100% supportive of my music by giving me complete creative control and this was the only time they ever requested a change. Eventually, I decided to pull it from the track list.
The Notorious BIG, Big L and Big Pun are three reasons why I make music today. I looked up to them. I admired their talent. I wanted to be like them. Still do.