Rick Ross Takes It As A “Compliment” As He Is Compared To Notorious B.I.G. ! Decades have gone by since the Hip Industry lost Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, but the good thing is that his legacy lives on. Having lost his life at a very tender age, his was yet another case of “Gone too Soon”. The award-winning rapper was only 24 when he was brutally gunned down during a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. Surprisingly, the perpetrators behind the incident have never been apprehended to this day – bringing into sharp focus question the question of police corruption and unscrupulous music executives.
Up until now, there haven’t been many artists who have been able to measure up to Biggie but some have definitely come close and one such artist is none other than Rick Ross. The rap mogul recently interviwed with Shannon Sharpe to share his thoughts on being linked to a rap legend.
“I can’t do nothin’ but take it as a compliment but I won’t play myself. Big was on somethin’ else,” said Rozay. “Big was just somethin’ special. That era, that energy, that Tupac, that Big era, that Jay-Z—imagine what that cypher was like. And so, when I think of the records that they put together, the timeframe, the love that was put into that music, Big was most definitely, possibly my greatest ever.”
Sharpe did not forget to mention how Biggie’s brief career was cut short at only five years in the rap game. “It may have been three or four years,” Ross replied. “That’s what I mean his impact and influence on the world in such a short time, that sh*t can’t be compared. It was really that vacuum fill of that Biggie-Tupac era. At one time, you couldn’t talk about rap if you wasn’t talkin’ ’bout Big and Tupac. It was that entire era of rap music. Everything else was just some sideline sh*t.”
Check out the clip of Sharpe and Rick Ross below;