The Notorious B.I.G. Big Poppa

Big Poppa sampled a classic modern soul song called Between the Sheets, written by Black music veterans The Isley Brothers. Although it is not related to The Fat Boys’ hit, the song has been sampled over 100 times and has become an integral part of loverman raps. The sample has also been used by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, who added a new verse to the original track in 1992.

The B-sides of Big Poppa’s singles were brutal anthems, including ‘WARNING’ and ‘Who Shot Ya?’ Both songs would eventually become landmarks in Biggie’s career. These songs are played at similar tempos and Music Keys, making them perfect for mixing.

Big Poppa is a certified hip-hop classic. The song is still popular in the Dirty South and even got a spoof by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live. Megan Thee Stallion freestyled the song in 2020. It was written with the intent of portraying Biggie as a sexy, womanizing man.