SHARE – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Biggie’s “Notorious Thugs” is arguably one of the biggest tracks released by the collaborators (no pun intended). The Cleveland group sat down with VladTV to detail how the song came to be, and says it all started with the Notorious B.I.G. letting their manager know he “wanted to get down with” them in the studio.

Once they reached the studio they were greeted with so much marijuana and alcohol they “passed out for a good hour.” “But as soon as we woke up we all jumped up and was like ‘okay, time to get to work’,” recalls Krayzie Bone. They also remember how much Biggie was impressed by their ability to lay down tracks so quickly, however the lyricist preferred to work on his verse at home. “He en[ed] up taking the beat home and we didn’t hear the song until after he passed away and the album came out,” Krayzie Bone continues.

Watch to find out how they felt about the finalized version of “Notorious Thugs” above.