The Verzuz battle between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer on Saturday (May 23) had an old similarity rear its head as Nas was momentarily shouting out the legendary Biggie Smalls under the assumption due to Guerilla Black’s voice and flow reminded him of the iconic New York rapper.
In his battling with Bounty Killer, Beenie dropped his 2004 collaboration with the rapper, “Compton.” Nas immediately lit up in the comments, writing, “BK … Biggie RIP” with a bevy of exclamation points.
Moments later, he realized the blunder and hilariously wrote, “Oh shit, that ain’t BIG.”
When Guerilla Black appeared on the rap scene in 2004 he was quickly compared to the rapper known as “The King Of New York” and some even said he was straight up stealing Biggie’s style.
In 2013 he ran into some legal problems and when he and four others were arrested in 2013 for a credit card fraud scheme that got over 27,000 credit card numbers from a group of Seattle businesses.
After pleading guilty to fraud and theft charges, Black was sentenced to 9 years in prison.
Upon his release sometime in 2022, he will be placed under five years of supervision.
Check out the Beenie Man-featured “Compton” below.