With Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace’s birthday coming up this Monday, May 21st, Fuse drops a great piece of rare, archival video via Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box fame: footage of Biggie and pal Jay-Z performing Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s “Get Money” together at Uncle Ralph’s birthday party in 1996 shortly before Jay dropped his classic debut album, Reasonable Doubt .
“I wanted to get B.I.G. to host [it], but really I wanted him to perform. Jay-Z came with the whole Roc-A-Fella crew and they got on stage. I told the DJ, ‘If Biggie gets on stage, play a Biggie song and we’ll get him to perform.’ DJ Ace threw on ‘Get Money’ and the whole crowd went crazy. B.I.G. looks at me like, ‘I guess I’m supposed to perform now, right?’ Jay-Z plays hypeman to B.I.G. on ‘Get Money.’ That just rang through the hood forever.”
Peep it, after the jump…
[via Fuse ]