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Jadakiss Talks “Letter To B.I.G.,” Disses Actor Who Played Tupac In “Notorious”

With his video tribute to Biggie Smalls leaking yesterday, Jadakiss took some time out to share his thoughts on Notorious and his “Letter to B.I.G.”

On the song, the Yonkers MC and one time Bad Boy label mate felt compelled to update the deceased rapper on hip-hop’s current climate. “I wanted to make a letter to my dead homey just to tell him how I felt about the game right now – the state of hip-hop – and how I thought things was going,” he explained during a conference call on Wednesday afternoon. “I didn’t want it to be in song format or none of that. It’s a real letter to Big. And it came across real strong to the people. They accepted it; they got other people doing other letters, that’s a beautiful thing when the song can inspire the people to do the same thing.”

The song is featured on the recently released soundtrack to the Biggie biopic Notorious amongst a new song by Jay-Z and unreleased demos by Big. “I had actually did that like 2-3 months before they even started shooting the movie,” he said. “That was only slated to be on my album but I let the soundtrack get that.”

Asked how he felt about the flick, The Lox rapper didn’t seem too pleased with actor Anthony Mackie’s portrayal of Tupac Shakur. “I really didn’t like the Pac character in that movie,” he admitted. “They could of did better on Pac.”

Jada’s highly anticipated Roc-A-Fella debut, The Last Kiss is slated to hit shelves on March 10th. – Elan Mancini

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