Jay-Z Says He Takes The Notorious B.I.G. Everywhere He Goes

Jay-Z also says "Watch the Throne II" has been discussed with Kanye West and describes life as a father to Blue Ivy Carter.

Jay-Z recently spoke about Watch the Throne II, his relationship with Kanye West and life as a father. The Brooklyn, New York rapper/mogul also talked about how Hip Hop has helped race relations and described his final conversation with The Notorious B.I.G. in an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106

Watch the Throne II has been discussed, according to Jay-Z.  

"We definitely spoke about it," Jay said of the Watch the Throne sequel. "We don't have any dates lined out for it but we definitely talked about dropping solo albums and then going back to doing Watch the Throne II. So, we'll see what happens."  

Jay-Z Says Kanye West Is A Really Passionate Person 

Kanye West's passion has remained the same since the day they met, according to Jay.

"We always have discussions, but the thing about him is he's the same person he was when I met him," Jay said. "He's just really passionate about the things that he - sounding redundant - the things he cares about. He's a really passionate person."   

Jay was also asked about West's lyrics regarding Kris Humphries on "Cold." The song says, "Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team," referring to Humphries. The line stemmed from Humphries' former marriage to Kim Kardashian. At the time, Jay was a minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets, which Humphries played for. Jay said he was not worried about what Kanye said in raps. 

"Actually, on my birthday, we were on tour and he freestyled in the room," Jay said of the West line. "He said the rap in the room and everybody was like, 'That's a great line.' People have to understand that it's entertainment as well. It's Rap music and sometimes it rubs you the wrong way, but it's Rap music and it's fun." 

Jay-Z Says Someone Called Him Regarding J. Cole's Lyrics 

When host Big Boy said that Jay can't be held responsible for what Kanye West says, Jay-Z said that Kanye is a grown man. Jay also added that someone has called him regarding J. Cole's lyrics.  

"Above and beyond all that, he's a grown man," Jay said. "Someone called me about some J. Cole lyrics. I'm like, 'What you want me to do? That guy's a grown man. Ask him when you see him.'" 

Jay-Z did not say who called him about J. Cole's lyrics. 

Jay-Z Says Hip Hop Has Helped Race Relations Around The World 

Jay-Z also said the power of Hip Hop has helped race relations. 

"It's the power of Hip Hop," he said. "It's like that all around the world. It's the same sort of thing. Hip Hop has done so much for racial relations. It doesn't get the proper credit. It's always demonized and people point out all the bad things about it but no one talks about how Hip Hop has brought all different races of people together." 

Jay-Z On Blue Ivy Carter, Says Fatherhood Is "Indescribable"  

Jay also discussed the challenges of fatherhood given that he and his wife Beyonce are often on the road.

"It's very difficult because it's like we're on two tours," Jay said, regarding the time he can spend with his daughter at the moment. 

Jay was also asked if he changes his daughter Blue Ivy Carter's diapers. 

"Of course, man," Jay said. "That's my child, man."

Nothing compares to fatherhood, according to Jay-Z, who included Blue Ivy's vocals in his song "Glory." 

"Nothing compares to that feeling," he said. "It's indescribable. It's very difficult to put words to it, an indescribable feeling." 

Jay-Z Says Beyonce Has Matured Over The Years

After speaking about his daughter, Jay was also asked about his wife. Jay-Z said Beyonce has evolved since her early days as a member of R&B group Destiny's Child. 

"You got to figure, she came out when she was 16 years old," he said. "She’s not 16 anymore. You get an image of someone and it gets stuck in your mind. You've got to realize she was 16 years old. She’s changed. She’s matured. She’s grown up. She’s different. She’s not the same person she was when she was 16." 

Jay-Z Describes Conversation With Notorious B.I.G. On Night Of His Death 

Jay-Z also described his final conversation with The Notorious B.I.G., which Jay-Z says took place the night Biggie was shot and killed in Los Angeles, California in 1997. 

"He was in great spirits," Jay said. "He was like, 'Yo, playboy! Why you not out here, playboy? I was doing something in New York and yeah, yeah, I was supposed to land before. Actually Irv Gotti was at the party and called me and put him on the phone."

Biggie remains a part of everything he does, Jay said. 

"I take him everywhere I go," Jay said. "I’ve taken him on every step, every accomplishment. He'll be there in some sort of way, whether that be live in concert or on record, or some acknowledgement." 

The interview can be heard below, via Power 106

RELATED: Jay-Z Explains Why He Quotes Notorious B.I.G. In His Rhymes

116 Comments

  • Fuck Marcy

    This nicca a liar, Biggie never gave a fuck about him that much, and all that shit about these niccas knowin each other from way back is false, this nicca first met Biggie in like late 1994 or something

    • Charles

      Who cares when they met. You are wrong point blank period. Do you listen to music or do you just skim through it? First, Jay-Z has always been ranked higher than Biggie in the food chain, regardless of whose music you prefer. Look at the credits. Who is a writer and who is an Executive Producer. Second, Biggie specifically mentions Jay-Z as a member of "The Commission" on the song What's Beef. Other than Charlie Baltimore, who he was smashing at the time, and Lil' Cease who was the lead from Biggie's soon to come rap label (not Kim), he only mentions the record label "heads" at the beginning of the song. Note, he does not mention Biggs or Dame Dash because he didn't need to. They were the connected Harlem "muscle" behind the scenes protecting Jay-Z from extortion. Jay-Z was a friend and an "out" for Biggie if he needed to leave Bad Boy. Not saying Biggie would have left but remember what Suge Knight said? Also, if you think I'm wrong, when Kirk Burrowes sued P. Diddy for muscling him out of Bad Boy profits, he says that there was a team created by Diddy (imaginary or not) called the Commission that were acting like the mafia at the time strong arming people into deals. This was team created to combat the extortion from the likes of Jimmy Henchman, Haitian Jack, Supreme, and all of the other unnamed gangsters associated with or "extorting" artists. The same people that ran 2 Pac out of NY. Why do you think 2 Pac included Jay-Z in the beef? Where as Nas actually wrote songs that stole 2 Pacs story, Jay-Z did nothing but be "guilty by association" for the Brooklyn's Finest track. That made them tight. Biggie and Jay-Z were absolutely close friends. Jay just always picked business over hanging out or putting in time with his friends. The Commission: Uncle Paulie - Lance "Un" Rivera (Untertainment) P. Diddy - Sean Combs (Bad Boy) Notorious BIG - Christopher Wallace (Bad Boy Made Man) Caesar Leo DeGenero - Lil' Cease (Junior Mafia) Iceberg Slim - Jay Z (Rock-a-fella) Charli Baltimore - Wifey

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    #RULETALK #FUCKFAME #RULEYORK

  • Leah G. Smead

    I accept that my best friend was actually earning money in their spare time on their apple laptop.. there uncle started doing this 4 only about twenty one months and as of now repayed the loans on there place and got a top of the range Chevrolet. I went here, WWW.CAN99.Com Jay Z is soooo ignorant, he cant even finish a sentence without "you know"

  • SDK

    DAMN I FELL , JIGGA WILL ETHER JCOLE

  • Anon

    He just STEALS Biggie's lines!! It's not "bigging up" his brother, that's some bs excuse that biters use to justify stealing another man's lyrics. Jay is the most overrated rapper (not MC) of all time.

    • Anonymous

      Yes he has used a lot of Big's lines in his raps, but if you compare his own personal lines/quotes to Big's, there is no comparison. You've got to remember how long this guy has been in the game. And yes, Jay is an MC!

    • Anonymous

      And how is he stealing when you have companies like ASCAP & BMI listening? You guys can't be this stupid.

    • Anonymous

      You're a faggot.

    • Anonymous

      Do you know how many rappers bite jay-z lines???, probably a few of your favorite rappers

    • Ethel170262

      just before I looked at the draft of $8664, I have faith that my mother in law woz realey earning money in there spare time from their laptop.. there dads buddy had bean doing this for less than 20 months and as of now repayed the dept on their apartment and bourt a top of the range Peugeot 205 GTi. read more at, ------> Green37(dot)COM

  • Fcuk Jay z

    jay z a manupalitive lying SOB that only cares about his money and image. He stole a lot from biggie and other greats fuck gay z

    • Anonymous

      You're calling him gay while he's fucking Bey.

    • waleed

      just before I looked at the draft of $8664, I have faith that my mother in law woz realey earning money in there spare time from their laptop.. there dads buddy had bean doing this for less than 20 months and as of now repayed the dept on their apartment and bourt a top of the range Peugeot 205 GTi. read more at, ------> WEP6(dot)COM

  • Poison Ivy Carter

    Jay-Z Says He "Takes" The Notorious B.I.G. Everywhere He Goes. Yeah he takes him in his azz and throat lol

    • Anonymous

      not funny at all, and you're responding to us because your gay thought joke was a complete failure. take the hint and go away

    • Anonymous

      it wasnt even funny though

    • @ 4th poster

      Lol my god you really are a brainless simpleton faggot. A joke is something that is funny you retard, what the fuck are talking about " jokes have to atleast be somewhat believable" no they dont, who the fuck told you that??So your saying nothing can be funny unless its believable? Idiot.

    • @ 2nd anon

      you fucking retard jokes have to atleast be somewhat believable that joke was plain retarted

    • Anonymous

      @Anon its a joke u fuckin retard

    • Anonymous

      how would that work? he 6 feet underground and most likely bones

  • Anonymous

    pac is better than big

  • big wolf fairfield ct richmond va

    irv who thought so

  • big wolf fairfield ct richmond va

    man that holy grail shits wack as fuck i mean really jay thats the best you can do stackbundles all day

  • Ja Rule

    you see its my nigga irv gotti world wide connected and never forget the RULE BABY!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    big boy is fuckin hilarious

  • Bawse

    No disrespect but black folks don't know SHIT called LOGIC. Listen, if NO ONE (including you) wanna FESS UP and TELL then how the fuck are the police supposed to know anything and how the fuck are you or anybody else gonna cry about justice? Niggas talk all that snitch stuff when it's another statistic but when it's their family member or their man they wanna cry justice. Look, niggas in LA KNOW Orlando killed 2pac but no one wanna fess up cuz they'll get labelled a snitch. Instead they rather go at Funk Flex or Suge Knight and use them as scape goats and act tough with them on the Internet or via records. How is the police gonna lock any of these criminals up if nobody is fessin up? And then when the feds DO lock niggas up y'all cry "the police is lockin' brothas/rappers up". I feel sorry for african americans, y'all have the most fucked up mentality out in the world, but yet still think it's worse overseas LMAO. I live in both places btw and yes i'm black.

  • Kizman

    The only reason why people don't consider Jay to be the greatest is because he aint dead yet. We jump on everyone's dick when they die. If pac and biggie were alive today, they likely would be retired and have a reality show done on VH1. Longevity is the test of greatness. This dude is forty years old, and is still releasing #1 albums, and even his first #1 hit. He a one of the most powerful hip hop moguls, and one of the wealthiest. Most young MC's credit Jay for their influence than any others

  • Art Brooks

    Even when he goes into Beyonce's sweet pussy...?

  • j

    Wherever I go, heee goes, my buddy, my buddy, my buddy and meeeeee

  • Rap Fan

    Look it up, Jay isn't the only one to bite a legends lines. But he is the most famous and biggest rapper to do it, thats why people bash him. However, look into other rappers copying and biting lines.

    • Rap Fan

      Dude, relax. You're acting like I dissed your boyfriend. Calm yourself

    • ^^^^^^^^faggot^^^^^^^^

      Rap fan is a fuckin faggot -Me from your mom (2013)

    • Rap Fan

      Gimme any amount of time dont let Ms. Carter grieve at the funeral parlor drippin' tears on my sleeve - Jay Z from Lucky Me (1997) Gimme any amount of time, don't let Miss Carter grieve At the Funeral Parlor, drippin' tears down my sleeve -Lil Wayne from Mr.Carter (2008) Prime example...

    • Anonymous

      theres probably 100 rappers who bite jay's lines everyday that nigga lil wayne got jay-z lyrics tatted all over his body

  • Anonymous

    big and jay was best friends stop the stupid hate over people you will never know

  • Rap Fan

    So people were saying Jay needed Kanye to stay relevant with Watch the Throne. Since Jays album got more buzz and did more sales than Kanyes, does that mean Kanye will need Jay to stay relevant for Watch the Throne 2?

    • qas

      The bitten lines are from: long kiss goodnight you dumbasses Blood floods your dungarees And that's just a half of my warpath Laugh now cry later, I rhyme greater than the average player hater, and spectators Buy my CD twice

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ niggas saying that for the last two years when the hype of Magna Carta Holy Grail absolutely destroyed that of Yeezus.

  • ETK

    you can miss Biggie all you want Jay, but that don't mean you can take Biggie's LINES everywhere you go

    • Anonymous

      naw i aint listen to that new jay album yet

    • HOVA

      I'm strong enough to carry Biggie Smalls on my back And the whole BK, nigga, holla back

    • InyaIz_again

      and the biggy song is "My downfall" first thing biggy fuckin says on the song...I don't have to know the names of the songs i know the lyrics when i hear em cuz they embedded in my dna. It's a good track you should listen to it sometime...do you even listen to either of these artists...

    • jjThaInnaPRizeOmniscientLuringDoesDatLackKnowledge

      Who's whining? I said I like the song..."Jay Z Blue" Did you not hear the man say, "I dream filthy my mom and pops mixed me with jamaican rum and whiskey" You fuckas ain't even hearin tha music just suckin tha cock. Pull ya skirt down, that man ain't feedin' you fuckboi. Only reason i went to go get that line foe ya is because it's the only song on that album worth replaying in my humble opinion

    • Anonymous

      if you cant tell me the line or the song he used it in in the last month than fuck off and stop whining

    • Nasty Nas

      "How many more of Big's lines gon' come out your fat lips"

    • Anonymous

      biggie's kids and momma eat off of those lines, it's called royalties, a great way to pay homage to a fallen comrade. dudes need to let that shit go, like it's a bad thing.

    • jjthainnerprize

      Uh...whens the last time he used a biggy line? Try a month or so ago on that Holy Grail bullshit...on that father song, i don't remember the full title of that but it was best song on the album and had jay rapping biggy lines and biggy sample

    • Anonymous

      when he says a BIG line hes bigging up his brother. jay actually knew that man and was his friend unlike you lil faggots who think you know everything

    • Anonymous

      when was the last time he used a biggie line,

  • JayHOva

    Jay-z is like it or not, the best rapper in recent memory. I know MCHG wasn't a classic, nor was Blueprint 3 but damnit that man can spit. ROC NATION 4 Life!

    • SDK

      Well in these times, well at least to me There's a lot of rappers out there tryin to sound like Jay-Z I'll help you out, here's what you do You gonna need a wide lens cause that's a VERR' big shoe And you got a couple of +Beans+ and you don't have a +Clue+? You situation is +Bleek+, I'ma keep it +Rell+ cause Fuckin with me, you gotta drop +Amil+ Cause if you gonna cop somethin you gotta cop f'real Don't only talk it, walk like it - from the Bricks to the booth I can predict the future like Cleo the psychic You can't date skee-os and wife it (uh-uh) And you can't sell me bullshit, we know the prices So what your life is? We gon' roll 'til the wheels fall off, y'all muh'fuckers check the tires Off we go, let the trumpets blow And hold on, because the driver of that Bentley is a pro The ruler's back

    • JAY

      Yeah, look I'm so far ahead of my time, I'm bout to start another life Look behind you, I'm bout to pass you twice Back to the future and gotta slow up for the present I'm fast, niggaz can't get past my past How they propose to deal with my perfect present? When I unwrap "The Gift & the Curse" in one session Ain't no livin person can test him Only two restin in heaven can be mentioned in the same breath as him Seven straight summers, critics might not admit it But nobody in rap did it, quite like I did it If you did it I done it before, you get I had it Got mad at it and don't want it no more And that goes for everything from flippin that raw Flippin whores, flippin vocal chords, don't get it twisted Get it right, did different, did it better, did it nice Did the impossible then did it twice (get it right)

    • Hov

      [Verse One:] I'm from where the hammer's rung, New's cameras never come You and your man's hung in every verse in your rhyme where the grams is slung, niggas vanish every summer Where the blue vans would come, we throw the work in the can and run Where the plans was to get funds and skate off the set To achieve this goal quicker, sold all my weight wet Faced with immeasurable odds still I get straight bets So I felt some more something and you nothing check I from the other side with other guys don't walk to much And girls in the projects wouldn't fuck us if we talked too much So they ran up Tompkins and sought them dudes to trust I don't know what the fuck they thought, those niggas is foul just like us I'm from where the beef is inevitable, Summertime's unforgetable Boosters in abundance, buy a half-price sweater new Your world was everything, So everything you said you'd do You did it, Couldn't talk about it if you ain't lived it I from where niggas pull your car, and argue all day about Who's the best MC's, Biggie, Jay-Z, and Nas Where the drugs czars evolve, and thugs always are At each other's throats for the love of foreign cars Where cats catch cases, hoping the judge R and R's But most times find themselves locked up behind bars I'm from where they ball and breed rhyme stars I'm from Marcy son, just thought I'd remind y'all

  • Lol

    People just come here and hate on what they can never be... God hate is broke and an evil thing but gives some people joy. The much hate you have for him is how much he got in his account... Imagin having $475 million haters in your bank account and more are cant wait to get him to $1 billion haters. Dem!

  • Anonymous

    He can keep his fat ass!! Glad that he's not around anymore!!

  • Anon

    He really meant "I take Biggie's lyrics for every song I record." This camel made his career off BITING Biggie's whole catalog.

  • XX004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDYSLX_2vr0

  • XX004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckER5Ijn0-c

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if Jay & 50 still don't like each other

  • Anonymous

    pac is better than biggie

  • Anonymous

    why listen to j.cole when u can listen to The What - Biggie Feat. Method Man

  • Ben Dover

    Why doesn't Jay ever mention Big L?

    • toppa shot

      I've always wondered the same thing for years. Big L put Jay on his album a year before Biggie did. They did the classic Stretch and Bobbito freestyle together. Jay was close to signing Big L to Rocafella before he passed away, yet he never mentions the guy...ever. Jay sends out props to Pac all the time and Pac hated Jay...lol. It could be a selective thing. Sending props or quoting L is not the "popular" choice I guess.

    • Anonymous

      gangstar did

    • Anonymous

      that stretch and bobitto freestyle is CLASSIC

    • Anonymous

      I don't think they liked each other really, Jay-Z is competitive almost to the point of being petty with rappers & other industry folks, Big L never gets the props that he should because he himself was mad competitive as well...and used to sh*t on rappers with his lyrics. It's Biggy & Big Daddy Kane for the Great Hova..lol follow at noles506

  • Anonymous

    Beyonce has matured? lol You never actually hear her speak in interviews. All she does is shake her ass.

  • Mike

    Good Interview, I'm glad Jay-Z is bigging up Brooklyn he even said it in his lyrics.

  • What

    B.I.G Forever and if it wasnt for B.I.G it wouldnt have been a Jay-Z, and if you dont know now you nigga

    • What

      OH my bad, Sorry, and if you dont know now you know nigga B.I.G forever, Brooklyn all day everyday

    • Anonymous

      Jay-Z was out be B.I.G but never hold Brooklyn down like big poppa or mention his name or lyrics one in any or his song, Jay-Z on the other hand stay calling out B.I.G forever, you will think B.I.G was out first,Plus that nigga Jay-Z really didnt got put on until Brookly Finest and B.I.G pass away Period

    • Anonymous

      you do know jay z was out when biggie was out so that comment was pretty stupid do your research kid

    • Anonymous

      your forgot the last know

  • jay

    Jay Z says....................what is this, TMZ?!!

  • Anonymous

    you people are such haters....he barellllly raps about hoes anymore obviously you dont listen dude has been married a while now....his raps have evolved as he got older....he is almost a fucking billionaire fuckin hata lol...biggie was his best friend since fuckin high school...biggie is in numerous interviews saying how good jay is...jayz comes up with a song in his head in about 5 minutes ...u think he is going to be "in the streets" when he is worth 500 million lol...he is with rich white dudes because he is a rich as them and he came from the fuckin projects...came in the game 900,000 strong with his own drug money...pure hustler...yea he says biggie rhymes to keep his name relevant..biggie was like his brother...make a list and tell me who is better then jayz besides biggie tupac and eminem so i can laugh please...he sold the more records then anyone to ever live besides the beatles...he told u stop wearin throwback jerseys and i bet your ass did ..probaly threw a button up on too fuckin fagget...he sets all the trends ...he wore all black so did everyone else...is it his fault biggie got killed hell no...u can put that blame on that fat ass fuck suge knight...and mothafucka u talk about how he be biting biggies rhymes when he was his best friend look at all these young cats biting jayz lines and they barely know him loll...

    • Anonymous

      diddy doesnt own ciroc, jay got more money and his wifey got hundreds of millions. diddy aint fucking with jay when it comes to this bread

    • Rap Fan

      I doubt it because Diddy will become a billionaire before Jay. That Ciroc is doing amazing numbers where Diddy doesnt even have to do anything else.

    • Anonymous

      he said almost when you take into account beys money he will def be the first hiphop billionaire

    • hump rider

      billionaire??? hop off his camel hump hes not a billionaire

  • Fuck Jay Z

    this nigga jacked everything from biggie his flow his lyrics his rhymes fuck this bitch ass camel i bet he had something to do with getting biggie killed too fucking power hungry illuminati camel dung.

  • THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G

    MY NIGGA GUCCI MANE IS THE REALEST RAPPER IN THE GAME

  • Mortis

    He hijacked as much of Big as he could.

  • Old Ass Jigga

    This nigga should be sending royalty checks to Violetta Wallace every week as this old as nigga bites every single Biggie line he ever could. This old ass needs to move on he aint relevant no more in hip hop.

  • dentaldamboy

    Jay Z is one delusional bitch. Biggie is dead idiot. He is in his grave.

  • The Notorious B.I.G. speaking from the grave

    Nigga what the fuck you talking about: - Nigga you became the MC Hammer from Brooklyn with your commercial records; - You still talking about money and hoes? Nigga you are 46 years old. Children brag not adults. - Your flow, delivery and lyrics are lacking since 2003 - You diss your old fans and say well you dont like my new shit then buy my old shit??? Nigga you should never shit on your fans - Why are you doing for hiphop? Roc Nation? You brought us Rihanna that little hooker and J. boring Cole. - Nigga you should keep your ear in the street then you know whats hot. But no you hanging with rich white dudes who say buy a Picasso Jay. - You became a star because im chilling since 1997 in heaven. If i was chilling on earth you would not be so big - You still think Beyonce loves you because of your looks? Nigga you still black and ugly as ever. - Why are you doing records with the fake version of me? (rick Ross) - Nigga everytime you drop a record you are searching publicity like a attention whore. - Watch The Throne II? You or your boyfriend suck! Yours sincerely, Frank White

    • Anonymous

      lol true word from im guessing a true rap fan. its funny cos before b.i.g died no one was sucking on gay z dick . his not and never will be the best rapper a live ,one of the best business men to drain money out of hip hop and give us shit cds in return .yes he is the best at that .

    • Anonymous

      if Pac and Biggie had never died then who knows what would have happened with rap. i'd bet that artists like Ja Rule and DMX would have never blown up like they did. i wonder if Jay would have been as big as he ended up being. i wonder how Eminem's career would have turned out. i'll bet if they never died then the rap game would be nothing like how it is today.

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ niggas acting like if biggie was still alive he wouldnt have sold the fuck out and made "commercial records" with all these fuck boys like wayne

    • Anonymous

      yeah Biggie would definitely be proud his bro

    • .

      that shit was seriously lame as fuck.

    • Anonymous

      BIG wud be proud...Jay bout that bread...and gettin' that shit by any means...I LOVE THE DOUGH...do ya research lame...

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