Busta Rhymes hops on Fat Joe’s IG live to tell a few stories
Busta Rhymes is a rapper who has been in the game for long, long enough that he had a chance to interact with hip hop’s biggest icons. Busta was recently interviewed by Fat Joe on The Fat Joe Show on Instagram live.
The New York legend recounted a story where the late idol attacked a soundman while trying to help Leaders of the New School, of which Busta Rhymes was a member. The group was trying to get a soundcheck done but the soundman wasn’t having it. “We getting ready to do the soundcheck, but the soundman was on some bullshit,” continues Busta.
“He’s shutting shit down and acting like he’s getting ready to leave. We kinda on some ‘damn, we really want to get this soundcheck done.’ The crazy thing is that Pac saw there was a little bit of friction going on. And he just came and involved himself in the situation. Pac turned to this white man and he was like ‘yo, I need you to cut this motherfuckin’ sound board on. Leaders of the New School are going to get their soundcheck done, right now. Fuck you talking about you ain’t turning on the equipment?'”
“He just started spazzing on dude,” said Busta before continuing, “The man wasn’t trying to hear what Pac was talking about, so Pac just ran up on this motherfucka and started choking him. ‘You mothafucka!’ So we had to grab Pac, cause we ain’t askin’ for all of this, we just want a soundcheck! This ain’t war! But that’s the type of dude Pac was. He went out of his way to extend love.” Explained Rhymes while expressing the extent to which Pac was willing to show love.
“He just started spazzing on dude, the man wasn’t trying to hear what ‘Pac was talking about, so ‘Pac just ran up on this motherfucker and started choking him. ‘You motherfucker!’ So we had to grab ‘Pac, cause we ain’t asking for all of this, we just want a soundcheck! This ain’t war! But that’s the type of dude ‘Pac was. He went out of his way to extend love.”
The twerk it rapper also spoke about going to highschool with Biggie & Jay Z, and losing a rap battle to Hov. “In the process of me trying to get my shit together with it me and Hov ended up having a battle,” Busta explained. “Ultimately, Hov got the best of the battle in that moment because I was just starting to figure out how to master my fascination with the speed rap.”