Way before Kendrick Lamar stirred up a storm with his “Control” verse, Nas was firing shots at rappers left, right and centre. Hip-hop heads, did you know that not only did Nas diss Jay-Z on “The Message,” he also fired shots at Biggie?

At that time, Biggie was undisputedly the King of New York – his debut album Ready to Die reached multi-platinum status while the singles “Juicy,” “Big Poppa” and “One More Chance” stayed in steady rotation on the radio and in the club. Thanks to Puffy’s keen commercial sense as well as his incredible rhyme skills, Big had the streets and the chart on lock.

Read more: Nas Fired Shots at Biggie and Jay Z on “The Message”

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