The rapper-slash-producer talks about his biggest act.
In an interview in Fader’s upcoming Icon issue, Diddy shares his memories of Notorious B.I.G. He talks about how Biggies’ murder affected him and how Biggie had an uncanny ability to pull chicks, among other things. NYMag.com has some early quotes.
“Around women he was a charmer. He didn’t really make the first move, and a lot of times it just happened from, ‘Pleased to meet you.’ He would get introduced to people and when he said ‘pleased to meet you’ to a girl it rang a different way,” Diddy said. “I guess they was caught off guard by how much of a gentleman he was, how smooth he was and also how he didn’t try to continue on the conversation. That made her feel comfortable. They’d lay in the cut, something else would happen, and then they’d start laughing. They’d see the humor and it was a wrap.”
On his most vivid memory of Biggie: “When I think of him I think of him sitting in a room by himself, rocking back and forth, smoking a blunt down almost to the roach of it, doing that for hours in deep thought while writing,” he said. “His mouth is not moving, he’s not mimicking what he’s going to do in the booth. It was him in deep, spiritual rap meditation.”
The issue hits newsstands on May 3, 2011.