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Tony Yayo Stands By Claim The Notorious B.I.G. Is A Better Storyteller Than Ice Cube

Tony Yayo previously claimed that The Notorious B.I.G. is a better storyteller than Ice Cube, and he still stands by it.

In a Vlad TV interview clip publish on Sunday (January 21), the G-Unit rapper was asked about the comments he made last year on Drink Champs, where he said: “So you telling me Ice Cube is a better storyteller than Biggie? You fucking buggin!”

Even though he still feels the same way, the 45-year-old made sure to clarify that he is a huge fan of the former N.W.A rapper as well.


“Listen, Ice Cube is a[n] idol of mine — he’s a genius,” Yayo began. “He got movies, he has the Victory League — he’s a fuckin’ genius. I don’t have nothing against him. […] You know what’s cool about the debate on Drink Champs? It made me go listen to more Ice Cube.

“Don’t get me wrong — mad n-ggas screamed on me […] Ice Cube is one of the dopest, but for Biggie, maybe it’s more impact because I’m from New York. That’s what you gotta remember.”

After reflecting on the historic beef between Biggie and 2Pac, he added: “Don’t get me wrong, N.W.A – they started the Raiders hats, the black look. They had they look for LA, but n-gga was Versace, Coogi — had n-ggas wearing Coogi. N-gga was just that n-gga. Smoking that good weed. He was the first fat n-gga besides Heavy D to be super cool.”

Watch the interview below:

Days after Tony Yayo and DJ EFN’s Biggue–Cube debate on Drink Champs went viral, Ice Cube responded to it during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid.

The West Coast rap legend acknowledged his late peer’s brilliance as well as the fact that everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but also reminded Yayo and others about his storytelling accolades over the last 30-plus years that go beyond rapping.

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“It’s subjective,” he said. “Everybody got they favorites. I put my stories up against anybody and I have a bigger sample size. But at the end of the day, everybody is going to have their different opinion. I love Biggie, I’m a fan of Biggie.


“I’ve wrote records for Eazy and N.W.A. And look, when we talking about storytelling, are we talking about rhyming? Because I write movies too, so I’m a hell of a storyteller. I can tell a damn story. So are we just talking about rap? That’s only a portion of what I do.”

He concluded by saying: “Look, to be in that conversation, I’m winning already.”