DJ Envy recalled a moment when he pissed off The Notorious BIG and Diddy during the height of the East Coast vs. West Coast rap battle.

In conversation with AllHipHopEnvy reveals that he was the first New York DJ to put “Hit Em Up” on a mixtape during the feud, which caused him backlash.

“I got that record first, and at that moment it was like I knew a lot of DJs weren’t going to play it,” DJ Envy said. “At that time I supported everyone. When you talk about DJs, it was SNS, it was Craig G, it was (DJ) Clue, it was Kid Capri, just in the New York area. And I thought, ‘I’ve got to get my foot in the door.’ And I was like, I’m going to play this record and then we’ll move on. We’ll see what happens. So they gave me the record and I said, ‘This is going to be one of the biggest mixtapes ever.’

“And it got crazy. At the time I knew Big and Puff were mad, but I got my foot in the door and it was music. And that’s where it started.”

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