When Biggie Met Big Chief: Donald Harrison played a pivotal role in the development of a hip-hop legend

Donald Harrison first met Biggie Smalls on a stoop in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Harrison, then in his early 20s, was playing alto saxophone in drummer Art Blakey’s band at the time, having moved to New York City from his native New Orleans. His was the arc of a rising star, among a cadre

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