According to former Junior Mafia member Lil Cease Heavy D was planning on doing a project with Notorious B.I.G. Cease says that Heavy was a B.I.G. fan and willingly passed the baton onto Biggie to rep for the overweight lovers.
“There was an immediate bond,” Lil Cease tells XXL. “Hev was instrumental in getting Puff his first job so they had that connection through Diddy. But Hev always saluted [Big] like, ‘Yo, you that next one. That next big man.’”
“Him and Big was doing the records, they was trying to do a whole project together,” Cease continued. “Eventually, they was trying to work on a project together.”
After Big took off, it was hard for them to set up the schedules,” Lil Cease said. “But, Big always had the idea in his head like, ‘Yo, you know what? Me and Hev doing something together.’ The relationship was there being around the whole Uptown situation. It was a unit, everybody was a family up there; Mary [J.] Blige, Jodeci, Christopher Williams — it was that bond. Him and Big was gonna try to put something together. That’s why they were doing all those records together [and trying to get] a vibe off each other.