The Best of B.I.G.

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    9) Who Shot Ya

    “Who Shot Ya?” is a controversial B-side to his 1995 hit single, “Big Poppa”.

    Originally the song was recorded for Mary J. Blige’s second album My Life. However Biggie’s version was considered too violent for an R&B album and was subsequently removed. The song samples David Porter’s “I’m Afraid The Masquerade Is Over”.

    Fellow rapper and rival, Tupac Shakur and many of his fans interpreted the song to be a diss track mocking his robbery/shooting in Manhattan, New York due to the timing of its release, merely two months after the shooting incident. Although the track did not specifically call out Tupac, it contained suspicious lines in both the first and second verse.

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