Calvin “Klein” Bacote, a former “stick-up kid” and friend to Jay Z, talked about the death of The Notorious B.I.G. in a newly-released interview.
Bacote talked with VladTV and revealed that he predicted the death of the Brooklyn rapper while in jail.
According to Bacote, his premonition was intensified following the death of Tupac Shakur and Big’s decision to release “Going Back To Cali” and also visit the West Coast. He also applauded the late rapper for being “a lot realer with his rhymes” than artists both past and present.
“When I was away I saw Big—When I first saw Big’s video I was impressed in how I saw some truth in a lot of what he was saying,” Calvin Bacote said. “He was a lot realer with his rhymes than a lot of other guys that rhyme even still today…It was extremely painful when Pac died, but surprisingly to most, I kinda predicted Big’s passing. Especially after him doing the ‘Going Back To Cali.’ Him actually going back to Cali would never have been a move that I would have particularly made. But whatever his reasons were to go back, those were the reasons. And that’s the disappointing part though because it was still kinda fresh in everybody’s hearts. Even on the East Coast it was fresh in everybody’s hearts. And then to go over there to even just make your presence felt it wasn’t too much of a strategy move.”
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