In an exclusive clip from his conversation, as seen above, Wiz didn’t hesitate to pick a favorite between the East Coast and West Coast icons.
“Who’s my favorite? Biggie,” the 34-year-old responded at the 5:00 point of the interview. “Yeah, I like Biggie ’cause lyrically like, you can still listen to Biggie’s today and be like, ‘Wow, he really said that?’ Like he talks about clothes, and like brands, in a crazy way. Talks about cars in a crazy way, talks about women, he’s just really poetic, you know what I’m saying?”
Khalifa made sure to stress this doesn’t mean he thinks either rapper is actually better than the other, but stating his preference. “I just love how complex his bars are,” he continued. “Pac is raw. Pac is crazy, he’s hard. His beat selection was wild, his work ethic was crazy. You know, just his attitude and you know, everything like that. But I’m more on the Biggie side for sure.”
Wiz laughed when Whoo Kid pointed out it’s being brought up because Wiz moved from the East Coast to the West, currently working and living out of California.
This isn’t the first time Wiz Khalifa has expressed his preference for Biggie, as he made similar comments during a Vanity Fair lie detector test back in 2018. “Feel like Pac’s flipping me off for saying that,” he joked at the time. “Biggie was a better lyricist. Pac was, like, real life. … Biggie, he could create a story, and I respect the lyricism of Biggie for sure.”
Watch the exclusive clip above.