DJ Khaled Explains "I Feel Like Pac, I Feel Like Biggie"

DJ Khaled talks about how he got Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, Diddy, T.I. and Meek Mill on "I Feel Like Pac, I Feel Like Biggie," off "Suffering from Success."

On Monday (October 7), DJ Khaled released "I Feel Like Pac, I Feel Like Biggie," likely off his upcoming album, Suffering from Success.

After the song's release, the producer spoke about how each featured guest contributed to the selection.  

"When I made 'I Feel Like Pac, I Feel Like Biggie' me and Swizz was in the studio and I played Swizz the beat and I gave him a vision of who I wanted to be on the record," Khaled said in an interview with MTV. "Swizz came up with this hook: 'I feel like 'Pac.' That chemistry with me and Swizz was amazing when we were cooking that, but at the same time I couldn't have put just any rapper on that record so I put Ross, I put Meek and I put T.I." 

"Ross is one of the biggest rappers in the game and one of the hardest gangsta rappers in the game and that's what Biggie and 'Pac was," Khaled continued. "And then you got T.I., another brother from the south who's one of the hardest rappers in the game and in and out of jail, going through so much shit. If you really look at T.I.'s story, he done been through a lot of shit, as well as Ross...Then you got Meek Mill, who has been through a lot of shit, and where he comes from, from a young age. If you look at his story, he's like a young 'Pac. Nobody's like 'Pac and Biggie. Nobody's sounding like 'em. I'm talking about the energy."

The song can be heard below, followed by a clip from DJ Khaled's MTV interview. 

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The song's chorus, performed by Swizz Beatz, references the lives and deaths of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G

"I feel like 'Pac," Swizz Beatz raps on the song's chorus. "I feel like Biggie / I'm feelin' like these hatin' niggas waitin' to kill me." 

Tupac was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 13, 1996. He was 25.

The Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed in Los Angeles, California on March 9, 1997. He was 24. 

Both murders remain unsolved. 

It has been reported that Ma$e criticized the song with an Instagram caption accompanying a photograph of The Notorious B.I.G. The caption said that The Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy was being hurt, though nobody was mentioned in the post. The caption can be read below.

Niggas sold u out BIG. I hate the way your legacy has been watered down. I don't have to be from Bk. Let him rest. #respect

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58 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "Drake, Wayne and Ross etc, all give him their throwaway records" Alot of those throwaway records go gold and platinum. Don't hate. Just enjoy the music.

  • Anonymous

    "I still don't know what his job is" Who cares what his job is. Are you his Dad? lol This isn't rocket science. He gets rappers to jump on these songs. Digitally, he makes the money back, and because of that he walks away with millions more than most will ever see. Is it sad? Yeah, but don't hate the guy for cashing in. Is he supposed to shred the checks?

  • Drake

    I don't feel like Pac. I am Pac, the 2013 version.

  • ishu

    u should be burnt alive fo disturbing the legend's!! if u touch them juss make a track that will move there bodies in the coffin shit this make biggies fart mayb mo then 4 times n pac smile!!

  • Deejay

    "I couldn't put just any rapper on there" but I found all the whack ass ones to make the song T.I. fell off after no mercy GTFOH

  • fuck dj faggot

    rick ross is about as gangsta as glitter on a barbie doll. i cant stand these fucking fakes. fuck rick ross and motherfuck dj faggot plus fuck swizz beatz too. from ruff ryders to this? yeah, fuck him. 2pac and biggie would not associate with dj faggot or any of them lame niggaz he regularly works with. biggie and 2pac were real plus they represented an era in which you had to be real & talented. these rappers today SUCK and have to record with the likes of miley cyrus and paris hilton just to get played on the radio. it's a tragedy seeing what rap has become!

  • JASONNNS

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/0KHCqYCyWD4/mqdefault.jpg

  • EnerJay

    I feel like Big Pun. I'm hungry for some quality.

  • OmAiR!

    I feel like Pac but not like Biggie

  • Anonymous

    Not only is this track garbage and lacks any creativity...they had the nerve to NOT include anybody from NY or Cali on the track!!!!

  • Daniel

    These cats just don't get it. They weren't "gangsta" rappers per say. They were rapping about shit that happened to them, their experiences. It just so happen to be gangsta stuff. Saying "Ross is one of the biggest rappers in the game and one of the hardest gangsta rappers in the game" just shows you how much this cat really knows about rap. fuck outta here.

  • cvftbgynhmj

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwUK9HFZeyY

  • Anonymous

    "I Feel Like Grimace / I Feel Like Snuffleupagus" Ft. DJ Khaled & Rick Ross

  • Anonymous

    "he.. he.. he.. he.. he.. he.. he.. he... he out there."

  • si

    dkl jehad.. this is too much. gtfo

    • Anonymous

      niccas taking credit and putting his name on a weak as song he didnt even make

    • Anonymous

      So if Swizz made the song and created the Tupac/Biggie hook then why are people mad and angry at DJ Khaled. Is it really this easy for Khaled to troll weak minded people so effortlessly?

  • DJ Khaled's REAL explanation

    "Publicity stunt, that's all about", summarized Khaled. "When your seventh album coming and you still haven't contributed a damn thing to any of those, you gotta make a statement. A bold one. Anything to get in the news. Putting dead legends in your song title is one of the cheapest practice to get some buzz, so of course we did that." After this, the Def Jem South president touched the subject of his potential guests, as well the creative process behind the album. "It will be the same 10-12 dudes as always. You know me, having a 300-pages long booklet is nothing new. We're like family. Ross and Birdman is like my brothers, and everybody gotta provide for his family. So they bring their artists from MMG and YMCMB, then we throw a few mutual cousins to the mix and that's it. That's how our tapes being made. It's like an Amish community project." Regarding his new LP's cover art, Khaled had an interesting story to share about how the inspiration has been born. "Oh yeah, that was crazy. The concept is me sitting on a toilet with a headache. That's how the picture has literally been made. In the background you can see the Ruby Mountains, that's my wallpaper in the bathroom." Khaled explained. "We were celebrating Ross' birthday yesterday, so it was a lot if chicken wings and alcohol involved. Next morning I had a hangover from hot sauce, and as Eminem said once we do our best thinkings in the toilet. Sitting there made me realised that I'm in this exact position because I'm successful. Last night's party, the fur and jewellery I'm wearing, the toilet I'm sitting on, that Ruby Mountain wallpaper, Ross sleeping at my leg in his own vomit ... I can have those because I'm successful. So that's how the inspiration came for the album: suffering on the toilet from success whilst I was producing my own shit".

  • Anonymous

    "When I made 'I Feel Like Pac, I Feel Like Biggie' you didn't make it I couldn't have put just any rapper on that record lol same people as always "Ross is one of the biggest rappers in the game and one of the hardest gangsta rappers in the game i cant stop laughing the songs trash and has gotten terrible reviews from 80% of the hip hop world mmg and bin laden are done go back to never never land

    • Anonymous

      50 sold more records than everyone on the song... maybe not swizz

    • Anonymous

      He would have put 50 on the track, but then again Khaled wants the song to sell.

    • Anonymous

      he's a professional DJ guys, Dick Jockey, hes rides the dicks of artists who are hot

    • Chris Etrata

      "He doesn't have an ounce of talent, yet he still has a job. Ridiculous." I still don't know what his job is.

    • AYO

      I'd have to agree with this comment. Same people every album. Khaled lives in a delusional world where he thinks he's this invincible king and that he's the greatest, most hard working "producer" ever.

    • Anonymous

      This is probably the most on-point comment I've ever read on this site. DJ Khaled doesn't produce, doesn't rap, always uses the same rappers... He doesn't have an ounce of talent, yet he still has a job. Ridiculous.

  • Chi-Ill

    I'm not going to lie, I read the article because I wanted to see what kind of shit this Arab mothafukka going to make up. Yeah now I'm pissed because I took my precious time reading this shit! How dare this mothafukka put PAC and BIG on the same sentence, same paragraph, same god dam article as Ross the Cop, T.I. and trash Weak Mill!? This mothafukka took shit too far! I'm depressed now, I shall play Pacs Greatest Hits Album nad BIGs Ready To Die at my office all day to try to forget about this shit!

  • Anonymous

    "Ross is one of the biggest rappers in the game" He's right about one thing. Ross is literally one of the biggest rappers out there. All of those years of eating and not exercising really pay off.

    • Dizzy

      The biggest rappers in the game right now are still on YMCMB & ROC if you are talking popularity and sales, Drake Nicki & Wayne are still doing crazy numbers. Don't sleep on the ROC trio of Kanye Jay, and J. Cole! Then you have MMG, with Ross, Meek & Wale. Good Music would probably be next with Big Sean, Pusha T and Kid Cudi If you consider Dr Dre a rapper then he's clearly one of the biggest considering he eats off Emenim and Kendrick, but Dre's actual music isn't even a factor, but including Dre Id have ro include Baby. The Rapper-CEO's at the ones at the top of the game they are the ones getting the real money which is why they sit atop the Forbes list.

    • Anonymous

      that niggas rolls got rolls

  • REAL HIP HOP

    fuck u khalid!!LET THE GREAT VETERANS LIVE!!

  • Anonymous

    Khaled: the world's biggest yes-man.

  • ynumio

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5L1WtHwJF0

  • Samme

    LMFAOOOOOOO FOR THAT STUDDERING HE HE HE H EH EH EH EH EH HE OUT THERE FAT FUCK

  • ynumio

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FFK5Oh10os

  • ynumio

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oai1V7kaFBk

  • Anonymous

    this piece of ARAB shit is getting too sacrilegious. whats next ? I feel like like my ass ???

  • Suge knight

    I feel like beting his ass and hanging it over a balcony!

  • FUCK KHALED

    Khaled needs his ass beaten into intensive care for that explanation

  • Anonymous

    How the fuck you gonna call Ross one of the hardest gangsta rappers in the game then reference T.I. going in and out of jail in the next sentence??? How can this fool even keep a straight face bigging up a C.O. like that? FUCKERY AT ITS BEST

  • Anonymous

    "When I made 'I Feel Like Pac, I Feel Like Biggie" I stopped reading after this line. Nigga you aint make shit. Beat Bully made the beat, Swizz made the hook, Ross, Meek and T.I. rapped on, Diddy I'm not sure what he did... and Khaled ate fried chicken

    • juru

      He chose the features he wanted on the song so I guess in his delusional mind that means he created the song lol.

  • Anonymous

    Meek Mill made a song called "Tupac Back," when his boss was the nigga who would be checking "Tupacs Crack" before and after his visits at Dannemora/Clinton

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