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New Biggie Biography Suggest Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Were “Close”

“These guys were incredibly close,” said author, Justin Tinsley.

In a new biography called “It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him” by Justin Tinsley, the book is suggesting infamous rivals Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac were “close.”

In a podcast interview with Rolling Stone Music Now, Tinsley tells the outlet how they were “incredibly close” and referred to the two artists as “Gemini twins.”

“They instantly hit it off,” said Tinsley.

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“They were both Geminis, so they were Gemini twins in a way. These guys were incredibly close. Tupac would have Biggie over his house when he was in L.A., [have him] sleep on his couch …Tupac respected that Big was really in the streets and he was doing what he was rapping about. And obviously he loved the fact that Biggie was such a gifted lyricist and wordsmith. Meanwhile, Biggie really appreciated the fact that Tupac came from a freedom-fighter lineage, and he always stood up for what he believed were the best interests of Black people.”

He also shares how the ‘One More Chance’ rapper not only liked hip hop, but was an avid listener of country music, too.

“His first DJ was his mom,” Tinsley told the publication.

“She was the one always playing music around the house. And she was a big fan of country music. You can’t say that that didn’t influence him in some way.”


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