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Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Freestyle in 1994

Video has emerged showing better days, before the feud that would eventually consume them both was active. Spotted by Jeff Weiss, who has a book on Tupac and Biggie coming out soon, and writes:

This is no mere idyll captured by Dream Hampton in ’94. Judging from their vests and bandannas, this was the day they shot this picture, which remains one of the greatest in hip-hop history. There is gin and juice and wow we can see the blunt that made their eyes so blood-shot. The stub should’ve been preserved in the Smithsonian for posterity. Or at least the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Read the whole post because it's got a great analysis of this crystalline moment in hip-hop history.

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