Napoleon explains how people that Tupac had issues with show more love to him than his own friend Snoop Dogg.
The beef that permeated the rap world in the 90s is of legend. It pertained to many hip hop legends as the east coast and west coast rap scenes ended up not seeing eye to eye after their two biggest acts became rivals.
TUPAC VS. BAD BOY RECORDS
At the time known as the “King Of New York,” Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur were throwing rap lines towards each other. With each region taking up for their home turf, it spread like wildfire when Mobb Deep and others made the single “LA LA” in response to “New York New York” by Snoop and the Dogg Pound.
In a recent interview with Big Boy, Snoop revealed that he was not a fan of the “Hit Em Up” single by Tupac Shakur. The song is one of the most disrespectful in hip hop history as Biggie Smalls and Lil Kim received harsh rhymes from the legendary hip hop artist.
Napoleon ran with Tupac Shakur during those days and despite turning away from that life for the strict tenements of Islam, he still speaks on the time period when discussion arises in the current landscape of hip hop media.
In an interview above with Art Of Dialogue, Napoleon talks about how Snoop shows more hate for Tupac than his enemies in recent years. The rappers who had strong emotions against 2Pac such as Diddy and Lil Kim show more reverence for the deceased rap star according to Napoleon. He mentions how Nas has never spoken ill of Tupac, despite the two not being as close friends as Snoop Dogg.
“Nas has a reason (I got to diss him back), (but) that how you deal with an individual that pass away,” says Napoleon about the Queensbridge rap legend handling interviewers questions about Tupac Shakur.
NAPOLEON ON RESPECTING BIGGIE SMALLS
He also refers to himself respecting the passing of Biggie Smalls. “Once a person dies, just leave it alone,” the Outlaw icon states about learning that code growing up in the streets. Napoleon understands the new generation is a bit different since they rap about “smoking their opps.”
Check out the interview above.