3-Man Weave: Biggie Smalls Is The Illest

Co-hosts of The D & Davis Show, Ken Davis and Demonze Spruiel, first formulated their chops talking to one another about sports while working in their day job.

Several years later, their eventual show co-executive producer, Kyle Means, joined them at the 9-to-5 and now as a trio they spend much of their down time mulling over issues of the day in an insta-chat gladiator’s pit of hot takes.

In “3-Man Weave” D & Davis & Means take the rock and pass it to each other, unedited and oftentimes uncouthly, on various topics. Consider these posts companion pieces to our more professional discussions each Saturday on Chicagolandsportsradio.com.

In this latest installment:

Since 1997, March 9th has become a day of note for hip-hop heads from that point in time. March 9th is not only a day of reflection and remembrance, its the day many say the Greatest MC of All Time died — Christopher Wallace, Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G.

You won’t stand to get much of an argument of that opinion from the fellas here. Regardless of where either of the three would put BIG on their top 5 dead or alive, its clear that Brooklyn’s Finest left an indelible mark on all us cause we really got to see the brother do his thing while he was here.

Biggie and those from his era (his forever counterpart 2Pac chief among them) not only play a big role in our past, but the electric energy they provided on wax and in video and on film allows them to live on as vividly as any cultural touchstones from recent or past history.

A less obvious artifact was the basis for the latest “True Hip-Hop Story,” written by former “The Source” writer and editor Aliya S. King, one of her great series she’s done for the Very Smart Brothas blog. After the guys take it in, much travelling down memory lane commences.

Aliya S. King’s True Hip-Hop Stories: That Time I Learned The Legend of Biggie’s Belt (VSB)

Ken
that was cool, B.I.G’s belt story

Kyle
yeah. I’d have loved to work for the Source prior to Benzino getting in control

Ken
He f’d it up so bad. All those whack Almighty RSO ads

Kyle
Made Men and shit

Ken
lol. hahhaha. they had lk one joint I lk

Kyle
I think that goes for everyone who heard of them

(time lapse)
if you gonna listen to one thing to celebrate big today (outside Ready to Die & Life After Death)…


Ken
Damn. today

Kyle
yeah, that’s why VSB ran the big post

Demonze
ok. Didn’t think about it

Ken
I was home from spring break freshman yr

Kyle
next year will be 20 years

Ken
been out all night

Demonze
damn, 16 years

Ken
got a call early (10:45am)
Big Dead
WTF

Kyle
19 cuz

Ken
we met up at McDonalds close to the YMCA on Stoney

Demonze
oh it’s 19 years. Damn

Ken
Had a girlfriend at school who bought me Life after Death
didn’t open it for a min
used her’s

Demonze
Haha

Kyle
Remember when we were talking about people crying over Pac, cuz?
I actually didn’t cry then. I shed some for Big tho, mainly cause for Pac I kind of expected it. Didn’t really expect it for Big even tho things were hot

Ken

hahahhaha
ahahhaahahaha
hahahhahahahahhaha

I was thinking about this the other day

Kyle
Plus I was like, how many more are gonna get popped?

(ed. note – In this section some names are redacted for privacy’s sake)

Ken
We at the Argus dude crib
we walked over there

Kyle
kinda being earnest, Ken

Ken

we full of craft brewed beer
J** is in a chair out of it
G****, S*** and I are talking with dude
G**** goes into this if Pac was alive shit
I say “if pac was alive he’d still been dead”
I totally feel the same way
Dude started laughing so hard

Kyle
pretty much

Demonze
Haha

Ken
this shit tight (referencing BIG over Premier)

Kyle
pac was smart enough to change but it would have took some real shit to make him change his life and slow down

Ken
funny thing
I was up late on a Vlad TV mission
MC Eiht
was talking about Pac working backwards and how he became a banger when he didn’t have too
How he didn’t want to play the muslim guy in “Menace” because he wanted to continue to be Bishop
Pac was a idiot
love em
but dude wanted to get popped

Kyle
I think he was depressed or manic depressed. The prison bid didn’t help
(time lapse)

Ken
Finesse did kill this
it is better than some of the original songs

Kyle
big and premier were just so good together, it may be the ideal MC/producer combo even tho they didn’t record much together, but something like the Finesse mix proves it

*3-man Weave conversations are edited at discretion of its participants

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