Diddy Has Revealed Notorious B.I.G Had “6 To 7 Months” Of Writer’s Block Before “Life After Death”
Revealed: Notorious B.I.G Had “6 To 7 Months” Of Writer’s Block Before “Life After Death”
Some Biggie fans would have thought their favourite rapper would just hit the studio and begin spitting out lyrics without advance thought or without a plan. Yes, he was that good but according to Diddy, Notorious B.I.G had “6 to 7 months” of writer’s block before “Life After Death”. Yes, you read it right!
Anyway, in an interview with Revolt, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs spoke on the large stretch of time between Biggie’s seminal debut Ready To Die and the follow-up. The now dearly departed rapper was having major trouble getting some inspiration for his music. Diddy said:
“A lot of people don’t know that BIG stopped working for a while. He had a writer’s block — an idea block.”
“It lasted like six, seven months. We kept it kinda quiet. And during that time he started getting in trouble, got into a car accident. A whole bunch of stuff was just not going in the right direction … He started kind of really believing in the hype and wasn’t really focused on the second album.”
However, Diddy disclosed that the turning point came when he was forced to turn his focus to other artists. He probably referred to his “famous trip” to Trinidad where he a made a large selection of records. Diddy said:
“I think Big got over the writer’s block when I started doing other things”.
“I started to the Mary remix album, The LOX, Mase … I had to wake him up … as far as it was time to get back in the game.”
Incredible: Notorious B.I.G Had “6 To 7 Months” Of Writer’s Block Before “Life After Death”
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