Speaking with Shawn Prez for VLAD TV, Lil Cease addressed the rumors on whether or not Biggie Smalls wanted to include Foxy Brown in Junior Mafia.
Back in the 90s, Lil Kim and Foxy Brown were two of the hottest up and coming female artists in hip hop. Despite both coming out of Brooklyn and attending the same High School, the two female rappers had a fallout towards the end of the decade. Prior to the fall out Foxy Brown and Lil Kim appeared on Total’s 1995 hit ‘No One Else’ remix. The two had success on their own with multiple hit singles and were part of The Firm and Junior Mafia respectively. The artists would diss each other on songs in 2000 and have never looked back since.
Rumor has it, Biggie Smalls wanted Foxy Brown on Junior Mafia. “Everybody was on cool times at that time. Her and Kim weren’t at each others necks at that time. It was really like a Brooklyn thing. We all from the same neighborhood. Foxy is where we was from,’ Lil Cease explained.
Consisting of Lil Kim, Lil Cease, Nino Brown to name a few, Junior Mafia had their very first studio session on November 30, 1994. The group went on to release their debut album ‘Conspiracy’ in 1995. An album which featured Biggie Smalls on four songs, who had released his own debut album ‘Ready to Die.’ Kim the only female of the group, went on to have a successful solo career. Her debut album ‘Hard Core’ peaked at number 11 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
“At one point her and Kim was friends. They did the Total video. They did The Source magazine together,” Lil Cease said. “It could not be true, but BIG was trying to line something up. He was just trying to grasper everything that was from the neighborhood. But, I ain’t never hear that he was really trying to put her in the group.”