Photo Credit: Getty Images / Time Life Pictures
In memory of Big Syke’s passing last week at the age of 48 years young DJ King Assassin who was a huge influence in both Tupac and Big Syke’s life as a producers and collaborator, honored Big Syke’s life by giving the fans a new version of Thug Life’s 1994 hit “How Long Will They Mourn Me?”
But to make the track even sweeter this classic comes with an exclusive never heard before released verse from Tupac himself!
In an interview King Assassin talked about his experience working with Syke, “One of my favorite moments was working with him personally in the studio and I have unreleased Big Syke right now [that will come out soon], but today I wanted to release a special track.”
He continued with, “It’s a version of How Long Will They Mourn Me featuring Big Syke. It has me, Big Syke, Macadoshis on it. It’s produced by Warren G.”
Assassin explained the difference in the new version, “What’s different on this one is that the verse from Tupac is totally different. Nobody’s heard this verse at all. No one, The song sounds different cause it’s a different mix. I always had it in the cut. I never planned on releasing it but I think now that him and Pac are gone people would want to hear anything from them.”
Other unreleased songs by Big Syke are talked about being released as well that has never be revealed like “Thuglife Outlaw” featuring Turf Talk, Syke, Mac Mall, Assassin, Morpheme [Shakur] and Kyle Rifkin.