The 90s era of hip-hop is still seen as the golden age of the genre by many people. It was a time when rappers stayed true to the core values of hip-hop, and you actually needed to be a decent lyricist to survive in the rap game. At the time things like having a ghostwriter, or copying someone’s style were seen like unwritten rules that could never be broken. However, what if two of the biggest legends from the 90s did just that?
Did P Diddy and Biggie Smalls Steal the ‘Notorious BIG’ Name and ‘Juicy’?
There is viral evidence that suggests that Biggie Smalls entire persona was actually a carbon copy of another lesser known rapper from the 90s called ‘Notorious B1’. In 1993 Notorious B1 released the song ‘Big Daddy’, which was a single from his ‘Mississippi Doug$ Boyz’ album. As you’ll hear below this song sounds almost exactly like Biggie Smalls’ ‘Juicy’ track, which was released in 1994 under the his rap name ‘Notorious B.I.G’.
Not only does Biggie Smalls sound like Notorious B1 and use his same beat, but he looked like him too. It’s almost like P Diddy saw Notorious B1 then created the Notorious B.I.G name and image for his artist right from it. From the looks of it really seems like Puffy Diddy and Biggie Smalls stole ‘Juicy’, the ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ name, and Notorious B1’s flow. This is a huge deal, because as aforementioned if a rapper was caught copying someone’s entire flow and persona they would have been written off as a joke despite their lyrical ability.
Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Juicy’ sounds exactly like Notorious B1’s ‘Big Daddy’. Coincidence or not?
P Diddy has often been accused of being shady with artists, and the public battles they have had with him over breached contracts have regularly spilled onto social media. Is it far fetched to believe that P Diddy convinced Biggie Smalls to steal Notorious B1’s style, flow, and song idea for ‘Juicy’? Hopefully this situation is all just the result of a huge coincidence.