New, unreleased Biggie?!
It comes on the anniversary of his birthday a couple of days ago now as this unheard version of “Me & My Bitch” has hit the interwebs. I dig the beat and vibe that, though it may not have been the best fit for Ready To Die ultimately, is still refreshing to hear today. The story, via OKP:
Let’s remember Mr. Wallace as the gamechanger he was. And so on that note (thanks to the good folks at RANDOMRAPRADIO) we’re happy to bring y’all a taste of what could have been. A jazzy unreleased take of Biggie’s crude but earnest Ready To Die ballad “Me & My Bitch,” with the wordplay intact, but fit to a breezy octave guitar loop and big, knocking drums permeating the cut. According to egotrip, the track arrived at Preemo‘s radio show on NY’s 107.5 WBLS in 1994 for him to spin during his late-night set. And it’s a gotdamn treat, y’all. So sit back, twirl the buddha and rock with this airy, unreleased bit of audiotape that’s sure to give you the full spectrum of feels. Happy birthday, Biggie Smalls. Still the Illest.