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DETAILS: Jay-Z Planning A Surprise For SXSW Show!

MTV pulled out the archives in honor of Notorious B.I.G’s untimely death, presenting an interview they did with Jay-Z circa the mid-’90s.  

Rocking a black durag, Jay-Z took a trip down memory lane as he recalled his favorite moments with his “brother” Notorious B.I.G. 

When asked about Biggie’s classic album Ready To Die and Life After Death, Jay-Z had this to say:

“I believe that Ready To Die was told from the outside looking in. And Life After Death was told from the inside looking out. In Ready To Die he wanted to achieve that success. Ready To Die because he wanted to improve his living situation and whatever that took.”

On collaborating with Biggie in the studio: 

“When he was doing a song with people It was real easy to lay his part down. I don’t want nobody to feel no type of way. When he did his song with me It took him a longer period, so he said he wasn’t doing no more songs.” 

On missing Biggie from music:

“I don’t have him to bounce off of. We bounce off each other like ‘oh that was crazy, I gotta make something crazier.’ It’s hard to adjust. You have to find other ways to motivate yourself.”

PHOTOS: Beyonce & Jay-Z Bring Out Blue Ivy Carter For The First Time!

Last Friday, hip-hop lovers celebrated the life of Notorious B.I.G. and the 15 years he’s been gone.

Jay-Z will perform tonight at SXSW in Austin and his performance will be live-streaming from AMEX YouTube at 8 p.m. EST

Take a look at the throwback video above!