top of page
  • Writer's picture

Did Biggie Smalls steal the Name Notorious and the Song Juicy from A Mississippi rapper?

Updated: Aug 1, 2022


No it’s not a Mandela Effect . The artist in this video was at the time named Notorious B1.

He released a single on Mtume juicy sample in 1993. At first listen it may seem as though someone made a cheap imitation of late rapper biggie smalls. However this is not the case in fact it may be the other way around.

Before being rebranded and renamed by puffy the late rapper notorious BIG went under the name biggie smalls.

The Biggie Smalls identity may have been influenced by Calvin Lockhart in the movie let’s do it again. If it was or wasn’t he was eventually barred from using that name due to a lawsuit filed by Calvin Lockhart.

But that’s just one version another version states that there was a West Coast rapper that went by the name Biggie Smalls. And that he the West Coast rapper named Biggie Smalls created a big fuss around the name which resulted Notorious B.I.G. name change.

Notorious B1 is the artist from Mississippi , his claim and somewhat receipts states that he recorded under the name notorious B1 and had a song called big daddy released in 1993 over the popular juicy sample. Not only that but if you listen to it , you can hear is similarities between the delivery and the voices of the two.

It is also interesting to note that he (Biggie Smalls) mentions Mississippi on the song juicy.

… Now honeys play me close like butter play toast From the Mississippi down to the East Coast Condos in Queens, indo for weeks Sold-out seats to hear Biggie Smalls speak… Juicy by Notorious B.I.G.


Notorious B1 speaks:

In 1993 i was signed to a small record label called Dragon Records in Gulfport Mississippi. I had a song that i wrote to Mtume called Juicy Fruit. I wrote the song to the actual record and it was called Big Daddy. Big Daddy was the lead single off the Mississippi Dough Boyz Album that was released in september 1993. It was released on the same day as Snoop Dog's first album Doggystyle. The dough boyz album was made by two Gulfport rappers Tilidie and myself The Notorious Bigg One. (Notorious B1). Yeah I had the name and song first. I know it might be hard to believe but it is 100% the truth. We was on the radio first and in in the stores first. We sent packages to all the major Labels shopping for distribution. Just image my surprise when people started calling me saying they've just seen my video. We was trying to get the truth out back then but after B.i.g's death i decided to leave it alone out of respect. I'm not fat anymore and a lot has changed but before i leave this bitch I want everybody to know the truth. I was the original Notorious Bigg One." 2Grams"Rapper: Notorious B1 Track: Big Daddy (Explicit Version) (1993) EP: Big Daddy (1993) Lable: Dragon Production"

168 views2 comments


Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating

Looks good 👍

Unknown member
Jul 27, 2022
Replying to

Mentioning Mississippi and one of the verses is what done it for me .

bottom of page