With the Biggie Smalls movie Notorious a big hit in theaters over the weekend, we thought we’d take a look at another fallen hip hop icon, Tupac Shakur.
Yesterday's Freestyle 101 webisode featured lyrical legend Saafir spittin’ a mean off the top rhyme and chatting about his early days in the Bay Area. One thing we didn’t show you though was his lengthy discussion about living with Tupac early on in their career. Both rappers came out of Digital Underground and were introduced by member Money B. They quickly became roommates and friends, spending a great deal of time together hanging out, freestyling, eatin’, shootin’, pickin’ up on girls and all sorts of craziness. In this exclusive interview, Saafir reveals never-before heard stories about one of hip hop’s greatest soldiers. This is one you won’t wanna miss!
Freestyle 101 goes up every Tuesday at 9 a.m. PST (noon on the east). Next week is newcomer Killa Sha, followed by MC Lars, Thirtin Howell II and Charlie 2Na. And if you dig Saafir, then be sure to check out other west coast MCs on Freestyle 101, such as Ice-T, Tash, Del, Murs, and more. Find us on MySpace, Facebook, rant in the Forums, and peep our behind the scenes photo gallery.
Watch Saafir's Freestyle 101 below: