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Kanye West says he wasn’t feeling Biggie’s beats for ‘Juicy’ or ‘Big Poppa’


At this point, Kanye West may be making outlandish comments in his many interviews just to draw our ire.

In his latest episode, ‘Ye reveals to Atlanta’s Greg Street of V-103 that he didn’t care much for the beats to Biggie’s first two hit songs.

That ‘Juicy’ beat, I don’t like that beat man,” said Kanye. “And I don’t like the beat for ‘throw your hands in the air if you a true player’ [‘Big Poppa’]. I don’t like the Dr. Dre worm noise on the chorus. At all, till this day. I don’t imagine that Biggie liked that that much either.”

He then went on to proclaim, “Biggie Smalls made you think that ‘Big Poppa’ beat was cold. It was not a cold beat.”

To watch the full interview click here.

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  1. nastinupe on December 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

    That’s one of the most recognizable beats in hip-hop history. That song gets every generation crunk. How can you not like the big papa beat?

    • Anzaloqq on December 4, 2013 at 11:40 am

      I actually agree with Kanye…I remember thinking the ‘Juicy’ Mtume sample and the ‘Big Poppa’ Isley sample was cliche by that time. ‘Big Poppa’s’ whiny Dre keys were too…but that was what was hitting back in the 90s as evidenced by ‘Ain’t No Future in Ya Frontin’ and ‘Nuthin But a G Thang.’ Puffy knew that Biggie needed a balance of street shyt and radio/video hits for the album and that’s what they delivered.
      As far as Kanye’s ranting this was pretty pedestrian compared to all the crackpot shyt he’s said lately.

  2. Dyna on December 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Why is he een bringing this stupid subject up??? NO ONE cares that he doesn’t like anyone’s music! why is this article even being written?? Come on RO, now you’re falling for this stupid mess?

  3. Lorde on December 4, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Just like he’s trying to make everyone listen to his BIG MOUTH and IGNORANT Rants, NO ONE IS FALLING FOR IT, Kanye!

  4. ryen on December 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    for sure there are better beats on ready to die

  5. ChaoticDiva on December 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    So he’s unfamiliar with the Isley Brothers and Mtume….both classic tracks and essentially the exact beats/instrumentals drawn for the songs. Smh.