Label: Bad Boy
A$AP Ferg: "I was depressed at the time when I was listening to that. I remember first seeing the album cover when I was younger and liking it because of the baby. I always used to just see 'B.I.G,' I never really knew what he looked like, I just thought of the baby. I didn't even know if he was a singer or something, I didn't know who he was. Soon, my father started playing his music around me and I knew who he was.
I was on sleeping on the train, listening to that on my headphones. Everybody else was a blur to me at that time.
"I used to listen to Ready to Die around the time I dropped out of college. I was scrambling for work and money. I was just going through life's triumphs and obstacles so I felt what he was talking about in it, like, getting kicked out of his house or going through stuff with his girlfriend on 'Me and My Bitch.'
"I related to it. I was like, 'Damn, what if I robbed a train like him. I need money right now! Gimmie the loot!' He was real hungry, and that's how I was feeling at the time. I was running around, wearing my 40 Below Timbs, with my lumberjack shirts. I was on sleeping on the train, listening to that on my headphones. Everybody else was a blur to me at that time."