Producer: DJ Premier Album: Ready To Die Label: Bad Boy
The chemistry between Biggie Smalls and DJ Premier was, for lack of a better term, unbelievable. Rocking over a sinister soundscape and a slick Robert Kelly sample, Big left the track on crutches. "Live from Bedford Stuyvesant, the livest one" was damaging dumb rappers and bruising all sorts of egos along the way.
Biting his tongue for no one, Big was quick to diss a subpar MC. The random shot he fired at Kwame (“Your life is played out, like Kwame and the fuckin' polkadots”) effectively derailed the rapper's career until the 2000's when he returned as a producer with a new name.