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The year was 1994. I worked as an Administrative Assistant for a brokerage firm called DTC in downtown NYC. This was during the time HIP HOP was at its efflorescence and working on WalI St. was kind of FLY! I became cool with a few of my coworkers, but I really hit it off with one girl in particular. She was a customer service representative...
I remember one day in the ladies' room we were both standing in the mirror and I asked her, "what do you use on your skin"?It looks great! "She replied Mint Julep by Queen Helene", and then she said I will bring you a jar. I didn't think she was serious, but the next day she handed me the BIGGEST jar of Mint Julep, and from that day we really hit it off, and became good friends…
The woman I met in the office bathroom became one of the biggest female rap artist to date. Kimberly Denise Jones, better known as Lil Kim, “I'll be undressed in a bra all see through”’ keep this on a hush.
Later on that year Kim signed with record label Udeas Entertainment, capping off what was to become one of the best female rap artist of her generation. Not only did Lil Kim find solo success, she was also part of the rap group Junior Mafia, they were also founded by the late great Notorious Biggie Smalls
During this electrifying time, I and Lil Kim spent a lot of time together, because of my friendship with Kim, I had the chance to be amongst the greatest lyricist to ever grace the mic, the ever so daring Biggie Smalls
I remember Kim and I traveling to Negrils on 23rd street in New York, just to get Biggie one ofhis favorite Jamaican dishes Oxtails and beef patties. There were so many great times, free styling in the studio such as Daddy’s House, the Quads, and the ever so famous Hit Factory. Listening to the creativity that spewed from Biggies mouth was a rare art form, lost in today's rappers. On this day, March 9th 2017, it will be the 20th anniversary of the death of the great Notorious B.I.G.
Biggie’s presences was larger than life, his audaciousness, his tenacity to get his story told is unparalleled. Kim had a squad, and yes I was part of that squad, as Biggie called us the Gabana girls. As time passed, I became close to two of the Gabana Girls, Shaka Don and her sister Mo Betta.
The times we had, the memories we shared will always and forever resonate in my life. I wouldn't change anything about that time in my life. Big Poppa elevated the rap game with his dope lyrics and game changing persona. Friendships were created and memories everlasting, only the test of time will outlast what I have stored in my heart, and soul..
Rest In Peace Mr. Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious BIG, Biggie Smalls, Big Poppa. The greatest storyteller of all times!
We'll ALWAYS love BIG Poppa~
May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997 R.I.P
Kim, Big, and Missy Loo
Shaka Don & Kim
Kim with Mo on the right...
Shaka, Kim & Stacey