Watch: Rick Ross responds to people comparing him to Notorious B.I.G.

Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace was gunned down during a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He was only 24-years-old. Notorious B.I.G.’s legacy still hypnotizes 23 years after his death.

Recently, Rick Ross sat down with Shannon Sharpe to discuss that some people have linked Rick Ross to a rap legend.

“I can not do nothin’ but take it as a compliment but I won’t play myself. Big was on somethin’ else, Big was just somethin’ special. That era, that energy, that Tupac, that Big era, that Jay-Zโ€”imagine what that cypher was like. And so, when I think of the records that they put together, the timeframe, the love that was put into that music, Big was most definitely, possibly my greatest ever.” – said Ross.

“It may have been three or four years [ Biggie’s brief career], That’s what I mean his impact and influence on the world in such a short time, that sh*t can’t be compared. It was really that vacuum fill of that Biggie-Tupac era. At one time, you couldn’t talk about rap if you wasn’t talkin’ ’bout Big and Tupac. It was that entire era of rap music. Everything else was just some sideline sh*t.” – Ross continued.

Watch a clip of Ross and Sharpe below: