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Fat Joe f/ Big Punisher “Best Behavior” (2005)

Producer: Showbiz

Album: Street Talk

Label: Lumberjack

Fat Joe: “Yeah, that’s Showbiz on the hook. We did that for Showbiz. He was putting out a compilation. We did like 10 songs for Showbiz, me and Pun. ‘Best Behavior’ was like that hard, real street, Bronx, New York shit.

 

Pun would write rhymes, fall asleep with the book in his hand, and wake up 30 minutes later, like, ‘Oh shit!’ And he’d have the line, like he dreamed the line. I’ve never seen anyone write rhymes more than Pun. All he cared about was writing.

 

“Pun would write rhymes, and fall asleep with the book in his hand, and wake up 30 minutes later, like, ‘Oh shit!’ And he’d have the line, like he dreamed the line. And then he would continue to write. I’ve never seen anyone write rhymes more than Pun. All he cared about was writing. If he was in the house, he was writing. Everywhere he was at, he was writing, writing, writing to music.

“That’s another thing that nobody knows. Pun was super nice with the freestyles, off the top. And he would say some shit that would hurt your feelings so fast. And we would all battle and shit. I could never freestyle off the top any good. But he was nice.

“Nah, [me and Pun never talked about doing a whole album together]. We just weren’t smart enough at the time. [Laughs.] But yeah, it should’ve been done. Like right now, Lil’ Wayne and Drake should do one. [Jay-Z and Kanye West] did it.”

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