Rick Ross, Meek Mill, T.I., Diddy: DJ Khaled Needed The ‘Hardest Rappers’ For ‘Pac/Biggie’ Track

Khaled tells MTV News about getting the features for 'I Feel Like Pac/ I Feel Like Biggie.'

Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. both left an indelible mark on the rap game. After they were both gunned down in 1996 and 1997 respectively, the iconic lyricists have seen a number of posthumous releases, lyrical dedications, merchandise, books, television shows and Hollywood movies made in their honor. The latest homage comes courtesy of DJ Khaled.

The charismatic record producer and executive dropped the latest single from his upcoming Suffering From Success album on Monday. “I Feel Like Pac/ I Feel Like Biggie” gathers Rick Ross, Meek Mill, T.I., DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz and Diddy over a Beat Bully-produced drum parade.

“When I made ’I Feel Like Pac/ I Feel Like Biggie’ me and Swizz was in the studio and I played Swizz the beat and I gave him a vision of who I wanted to be on the record. Swizz came up with this hook: ’I feel like ’Pac,’ ” Khaled told MTV News when we took a trip to his North Miami recording studio.

“That chemistry with me and Swizz was amazing when we were cooking that, but at the same time I couldn’t have put just any rapper on that record so I put Ross, I put Meek and I put T.I.,” he said of how he decided to put on the verses.

The track starts with an amped-up Diddy intro. “Ayo, Khaled, y’all know y’all done f—ed up now,” he shouts with his normal Diddy swag.

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