Jay Z Brooklyn Finest Feat The Notorious B.I.G.
Kareem “Biggs” Burke explained that the song was something everyone wanted to get done for a while, even though Jay and Big weren’t familiar with each other at that time. “Jay and Biggie were two greats in our eyes. The world hadn’t heard Jay yet but we knew what he was capable of,” he told Billboard. “Then, when Biggie and Jay sat at the board, the engineer came and dropped a pad and a pen right in between them. Jay looks at it and then he pushes it over to Big. Big looks at it and pushes it back. That’s the time they realized that neither one of them wrote lyrics [down on paper]. It was something monumental. Jay actually went in and did everything in five minutes.”