Allen Iverson was a trendsetter, for real!
An 11-time NBA All-Star, Iverson finished his career averaging 26.7 points per game, the sixth-best career scoring mark in NBA league history. He left an undeniable imprint on homes across the world because his career was lived on his own terms.
Simply put: Iverson introduced hoops fans to his fearless play that many like Russell Westbrook and others call their own.
He also had the eyes and ears of culture. Iverson blurred both worlds and is a fan of the late great, Notorious B.I.G.
“He was the best ever,” Allen Iverson told Scoop B Radio.
“Simple as that. I don’t care what nobody say.”
Million Dollar Question: What’s your favorite B.I.G. song?
“One of his greatest verses is on the joint with Puff and Jay-Z,” he said.
He couldn’t think of the name of it; and then A.I. started reciting the words…LITERALLY!
For Those tardy to the party:
“Damn it feel good to see people up on it
Flipped two keys in two weeks and didn’t flaunt it
My brain is haunted, with mean dreams
GS’s with BB’s on it, supreme schemes, to get Richer
than Richie, quickly, n****s wanna hit me
If they get me, dress my body in linen by Armani, check it
My lyrical carjack, make your brains splat
High caliber gats is all I f*** with, now peep the rough shit
in my circumference, mad b*****s, with mad lucci
Bulletproof vestes under they coochie
Spittin’ my Uzi, don’t lose me, my trigga n****s represent
Drivin dirty in J-30’s gettin’ bent
And to my hit h**s, my murder mommies
I be smokin’ trees in Belize when they find me
While you still killin’ n****s with punany, like heiny
and Cyrus up in Cypress f*** you raw you on the floor with the virus”
Ah, yes! The Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy and Jay-Z’s Young Gz’s from the 1997 release, “No Way Out.”
Here’s the entire song:
“He was crazy on that,” Iverson told me.
“Young G’s” (produced by Rashad Smith) was never a single. So it never became a Billboard Top 20 pop hit like “All About The Benjamins” or “Victory.” The latter Puffy song featured Busta Rhymes, was produced by Stevie J, and Biggie’s first verse on it might be the best of his career. But G’s? It was meant to be a solo B.I.G. record. He didn’t live long enough to finish it. The verse? Damn it feels good to see people up on it/ Flipped two ki’s in two weeks / And didn’t flaunt it / My brain is haunted.