“I used to be as strong as Ripple be/Until Lil’ Cease crippled me”
(AllHipHop News) Back in 1996, while recording his sophomore album Life After Death, the Notorious B.I.G. got into a car accident while Lil Cease was the driver. At Cipha Sounds’ Take It Personal last Friday (September 27th), Lil Cease detailed what happened during the infamous accident.
According to Lil Cease, the two men had their car repossessed after being arrested for smoking marijuana in public. To the opposition of Cease, Biggie chose a Chevrolet Lumina rental SUV in exchange. Cease reveals that there were complications with the brakes prior to the accident which B.I.G. brushed off:
When we were pulling out the dealership the brakes were f*cked up. Everytime you would hit them you hit the rotors. I crashed into the dealer that got us the car. B.I.G. thought I was high. I told him ‘nah, it’s the brakes.’ He said ‘f*ck it keep going’. We winded up going on the highway down the turnpike and as we were coming down the Turnpike it was raining and the car started sliding. We slid across to the other side of the road. That’s why he hurt his leg.
The UCB performers transformed that story into a hilarious cautionary tale of why not to get in cars with intoxicated drivers.
Cipha Sounds Take It Personal Hip Hop improv show is every Friday at 9pm at UCB Theatre on East 13th St in New York City’s Lower East Sdie. This week’s special guest is New York Giants star wide receiver Victor Cruz.
Tickets are available at the Take It Personal page on East.ucbtheatre.com
Check out Lil Cease explain the car accident him and the Notorious B.I.G got into and watch the sketch that follows below:
Video shot by Frsk Purple