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Riff: The Notorious B.I.G. – “Friend of Mine”

Oct 3, 2013

She’s sayin’ I dissed her ’cause I’m fuckin’ her sister/A message to the fellas that really gets ‘em pissed, uh/But she started that fuckin’ family/She fucked my man Dee, so why she mad at me?

from Friend of Mine lyrics by The Notorious B.I.G.

Not to be confused for a giant pushover, Big reaffirms his place as a stone-cold ruler because for every drink poured and every blunt passed there’s a cruel woman looking to take advantage. He’s a man of the streets and is therefore fully aware of the harlots and their treacherous ways; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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