Jadakiss f/ Faith Evans “Letter To B.I.G.” (2009)
Produced by: Needlz
Jadakiss: “I got the beat early. Needlz came with it saying, ‘They trying to buy it.’ He always tells me Dr. Dre or somebody else wanna buy the beat to try to get me to buy it. I’ve caught on to that lately. But I liked the beat enough to pay for it before my budget was open. So I had the beat, and I said, ‘Let’s do this letter to B.I.G.’ But I didn’t want it to be corny. I needed it to be heartfelt.
“So how I told you I wanted ‘Why?’ to be a broader horizon, I wanted this to be more personal. I was actually able to nail it. Then they eventually used it in the Notorious movie. It worked out good. They got Faith on the hook, it was [the right] timing. It came out for the movie, it was perfect.
”[If B.I.G. was still alive], we’d probably be doing this interview on a helicopter. Shit would be different. Especially for me, I know that I would be a few levels up higher than I am now if he was here. He would’ve saw to that.”