Unreleased 1997 Notorious B.I.G. Freestyle Pops Up in Soda Ad

If you think you’ve heard all the unreleased Notorious B.I.G. material there is, think again. A new animated Pepsi ad features an uncovered Biggie freestyle from 1997 in which the late Brooklyn rap icon drops a few bars about the sugary stuff in the run-up to Big’s upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on Nov. 7.

The brief rap is courtesy of Biggie collaborators DJ Enuff and Cey Adams, who remastered the 23-year-old tapes of the freestyle Christopher Wallace dropped at D&D Studios all those years ago during a visit to Hot97, accompanied by a short animated video in which characters hang on the streets of Brooklyn listening to a boombox. The Antnamation short takes viewers on a tour of the rapper’s beloved borough, from the corner near Biggie’s childhood home on St. James Place to B.I.G.’s Bodega, where the crew gathers for some impromptu sidewalk break dancing.

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“Nothing can beat the P-E-P-S-I drink it constantly/ Something ’bout the taste feels great, less filling/ Tell ’em Biggie said drink it all, don’t test me/ Nothing else beats a Pepsi/ If it is, let’s see/ I’m thirsty,” he raps. “I keep a 3 liter for my crew/ My girl like them diet joints too/ For when she watch her weight, crack the top I can’t wait.”

Check out the “Pepsi Freestyle” below.

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