To celebrate Biggie’s bornday, lets take a look at this rare video of his original demo version of “Microphone Murder” and a performance of “Get Money” by him and Jay-Z.
Jay-Z and B.I.G. performing together from the birthday party of the one and only Ralph McDaniels. (c) FuseTV
“Every year, I had a birthday party. I wanted to get B.I.G. to host [it], but really I wanted him to perform. Jay-Z came with the whole Roc-A-Fella crew and they got on stage. I told the DJ, ‘If Biggie gets on stage, play a Biggie song and we’ll get him to perform.’ DJ Ace threw on ‘Get Money’ and the whole crowd went crazy. B.I.G. looks at me like, ‘I guess I’m supposed to perform now, right?’ Jay-Z plays hypeman to B.I.G. on ‘Get Money.’ That just rang through the hood forever.” - Ralph McDaniels