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Big L  – Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous [2xLP] – New LP
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Big L – Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous [2xLP] – New LP

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"Less-renowned but no less crucial album cuts like “All Black” and “I Don’t Understand It” help to tie it all up in a beautiful boom-bap package, with production by and from legends in the game that vaulted Big L into the national spotlight. L would be tragically taken from us in 1999, so this album – along with 2000’s posthumous The Big Picture – will always be special to fans.

“…Big L might have found himself with a platinum album but instead he settled for platinum respect. This album captures the dynamic potential of a street legend, a legend who would later be gunned down in his prime.”


“…I don’t understand why you never got the props you deserved. I don’t understand why your life was snuffed out so needlessly. I don’t understand why so many people were happy to big you up after your death who didn’t give you the time of day back in the day. I don’t understand at all. “Livestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous” though, I understand. It was a classic then, it’s still a classic now…”

– Rap Reviews

“If there was anyone in the genre of hip-hop that was an actual “genius” in the truest sense, then look no further than Big L. Though this album is a bit rough around the edges, you’ll have no trouble understanding why Big L is considered one of the greats; Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous has its flaws, but it’s still an album that every fan of hip-hop should listen to, if not own.”

– PPCorn

“L has taken the punchline craft from Big Daddy Kane and Redman before him to a new level, making himself one of those emcees who simply cannot be touched, specially in a battle. Besides that, Big L actually expands from his witty punches to give us a couple of conscious songs, but always goes back to that excellent humor which made him so damn good.”

– Hip Hop Certified

“The one thing that this album does the most is introduce Big L as a force to be reckoned with – fresh out of high school. “Lifestylez ov da Poor And Dangerous” showcases his famous punchlines, his word play, his complex rhyme schemes but these were more a means to tell his story, to tell Harlem’s story – to tell the story of the city’s dark underbelly.”

– Funk The Fame

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