Album: Born Again

Label: Bad Boy

DJ Clark Kent: “I had nothing to do with the original. I wasn’t there when they laid their vocals. I think Lord Finesse did it. All I know is, they gave me the acapella to ‘Niggaz’ and ‘Come On.’

“I did a remix to ‘Niggaz’ way before the Red Spyder version with 50 Cent on it they used for Duets. That beat became ‘15 Will Get You 20’ by City High, which was on their album. I did another version too, but they didn’t use it either.

 

I didn’t want to be a part of Born Again. My lawyer, Reggie ‘Combat Jack’ Osse said, ‘You have to do it. B.I.G. was your friend.’ So I did it. But I didn’t feel like any record was going to come out right without B.I.G. being there.

 

“I think they used ‘Come On’ because it sounded so different. Whenever I hear the track I do go, ‘Man, that does sound kind of crazy.’ But I always felt bad that it wasn’t this super success. Then I’d be like, ‘Wait a minute. It wasn’t supposed to be. It was just an album cut with Sadat.’ But I thought that if B.I.G. was alive, he would have rhymed to that. He would’ve killed it. It would have been so perfect.

“I didn’t want to be a part of the project. My lawyer, Reggie ‘Combat Jack’ Osse said, ‘You have to do it. B.I.G. was your friend.’ So I did it. But I didn’t feel like any record was going to come out right without B.I.G. being there. So instead of taking all the acapellas that they tried to have me take, I just took two. And they picked those two and gave them to me.

“It’s right. I mean, I did what they asked me to do. But if Biggie would have heard that and rhymed to it? Shit. I probably would have been scared of it.”