Happy Birthday, Big: 10 Of Our Favorite Stories From Hip-Hop Songs
“Story to Tell” by Notorious B.I.G.
In “Story to Tell,” Biggie shares a salacious tale of a tryst with a woman who is in a relationship with a New York Knicks player. One night the player shows up while Big is in bed with the woman so he pretends to be a burglar who robs the couple in order to get out of the house. In a 2016 interview on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable,” Fat Joe revealed that the Knick referred to in the song was Anthony Mason.
“The guy … I could tell you but I don’t want to be disrespectful, but it was about Anthony Mason, rest in peace. … Mason’s my brother, I love Anthony, but you’ve gotta also know that rappers, this is entertainment, we stretch the truth,” said Joe.