It’s been more than 20 years since his passing, but The Notorious B.I.G.‘s greatness has withstood the test of time.
This weekend, an unreleased track surfaced on the internet titled “Bastard Child.” For the song, a peaceful sample-driven instrumental produced by Statik Selektah is paired with a verse from Biggie that is a hellacious account of the terror he can cause.
“Steps out the cab with a duffle bag/All the guns I had, sipping granddad, ’bout to make his momma sad,” Biggie opens. “I can’t stand him and I don’t know him/And he don’t even know I’m ’bout to blow him/What goes around comes around he should’ve thought about it/Now he’s got to talk to God about it.”
Although the first verse were bars that fans haven’t heard before, the second verse is actually the original second verse to The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Dead Wrong.” Before Eminem was added to the track and the instrumental was revamped, Biggie laid a verse that depicts his transition from being a drug dealer to a recording artist. Yet, Biggie also uses wicked innuendos to prove that he’s still possessed by the street.
“Chump, I’m making hits, no time for the crack rock and shit/Took it to another level/Now I’m getting crazy papes, getting paid from the devils,” Biggie rapped.
“Catch a body, I got styles like karate/Jiu-jitsu, when I hit you then I split you/Like a cantaloupe, hope you got a rope to hang yourself,” he continued. “I rob for self; from Brooklyn, where else?”
Listen to “Bastard Child” in full below.