Jay Z Breaks Down His Tribute To B.I.G. In His Lyrics

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[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]JayZ [/lastfm]is one of the few rappers out that contiues to pay tribute to the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Notorious B.I.G.[/lastfm] in his lyrics. And in a recent intereview he expained why.

According to Hiphopwired.com:

Jay-Z Talks “City Is Mine” Lyrics and Paying Tribute To Notorious B.I.G.

In another video clip from Jay-Z’s “Decoded” iPhone app, Hov discusses lyrics in his 1998 single, “The City is Mine,” and explains why chooses to pay tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. in his rhymes.

“There was a vow in that song about BIG,” Jay-Z said. “It was my way of always keeping him fresh and keeping his music fresh on everyone’s mind.”

This happenes to be a good idea from Jay Z, especially at the level of hip hop he is on. He doesn’t have to pay tribute, but he does anyway. And I’m sure some up and coming artist will do the same for him too.

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