In an interview on The Art Of Dialogue, which was released on Friday (May 26), Macadoshis — a member of ‘Pac’s Thug Life crew — opened up about the two legendary artists wanting to join forces.
“We got an opportunity to meet Big,” Macadoshis said. “We went tour and we was doing the Thug Life tour. We started out at Jack the Rapper and ‘Pac actually bought Big up to the room. We was staying at the Marriott Marquis and Biggie came up to the room and he was hella cool, bro. I remember him being like, real down to Earth. He kicked it with everybody, smoked a blunt with him and we was just chilling with him.”
He went on to explain that this was all happening around the same time Thug Life — which consisted of 2Pac, Big Syke, Mopreme, Stretch, Macadoshis, and The Rated R — were working on their one and only album, 1994’s Thug Life: Volume 1.
“We was moving forward with the Thug Life album at the same time Big was with Puff. So, it was not a conflict of interest, but I don’t feel like Puff was tryna let Biggie really come over there and do no Thug Life shit at the time while he was working with him,” Macadoshis explained. “He wanted to be the first to break him and bring him out. He only had ‘Party and Bullshit’ out during that time. So I think that’s what really kinda held it up.”
He continued: “It’s just the timing was kind of off. I think if ‘Pac and Big would have got together before he got with Puffy then it definitely would have been a go. But at the time he was already with Bad Boy so I think that kind of like, put the stall on bro being apart of the group. But it was official though. It was definitely a thing. It was just bad timing.”
Check out Macadoshis’ interview below:
Macadoshis isn’t the only person speaking on the undiscovered potential of both legendary artists. Recently, DJ Drama said if both men hadn’t been tragically murdered, they’d have been just as successful as moguls like JAY-Z, Dr. Dre and Diddy.
The Generation Now mogul joined the Jay Hill Podcast earlier this month where he discussed his belief that Big and ‘Pac would’ve reached the heights of their superstar peers in the ’90s if they’d had the chance to continue their careers.
“When you go back and you listen to Big’s albums or Big’s lyrics, he’s still 20-plus years of saying shit that’s still impeccable bar-wise — ‘Pac the same thing,” Drama began. “They both died when they was like 25 … let’s think about where all those that were around them are now. If we think about Dr. Dre, we think about Snoop, we think about Hov, we think about Puff. These are all people that are some of the biggest, most successful and richest people in our culture today.”
DJ Drama continued: “Big and ‘Pac would’ve been right there, if not bigger. Let’s really think about it. Look where Snoop and Dre are, look where [Puff] and Hov are, why would we not think by any means that Big and ‘Pac would not be right up there, billionaires within the culture?
“They was on their way. Big and ‘Pac wouldn’t have fell off. By no means — they would’ve been up there with the n-ggas I just named doing amazing things in music and outside of music for sure.”