Following a post by Harlem rapper Ma$e stating The Notorious B.I.G. had been “sold out” and that his legacy has been “watered down,” Hip Hop Weekly Magazine caught up with DJ Khaled to get his take on the matter.
Ma$e’s comment, posted on Instagram under a photo of the late rapper, came just after the release of Khaled’s latest single “I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie.”
“I don’t understand what he’s saying,” Khaled said when asked about the former Bad Boy’s statement. “I don’t know who he’s talking to and I don’t know what he’s saying, because I know he ain’t talking ‘bout me. And he can’t be talking about the record because the record first of all is f—-n’ dope and second of all, there’s no watering down nothing.”
According to Khaled, the track, which features Diddy, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T.I. and Swizz Beatz, is just one in a long line of hip hop records that honor iconic artists.
“This is hip hop. We praising the greatness and for him to say that – everybody bigs up Biggie, Pac, Pun, Bob Marley … all the great ones, so I don’t know what he talkin’ ‘bout. Me and Mase got a good relationship … he’s cool with everybody that’s on the record, actually. He know everybody’s number so he could always make a phone call and, you know, if he got an opinion about it, that’s his opinion. Like, ‘Oh well. Have a nice day. Stay blessed.’”
Check out the full interview with DJ Khaled in the upcoming issue of Hip Hop Weekly as he discusses his latest album, Suffering from Success, in stores October 22!