Big L Big Picture

Big Picture
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CD Details

  • Released: April 25, 2006

Tracks:

  • 1.The Big Picture (Intro)
  • 2.Ebonics
  • 3.Size Em' Up
  • 4.Deadly Combination
  • 5.'98 Freestyle
  • 6.Holdin' It Down
  • 7.The Heist
  • 8.The Enemy
  • 9.Fall Back
  • 10.Flamboyant
  • 11.Casualties of A Dice Game
  • 12.Platinum Plus
  • 13.Who You Slidin' Wit'
  • 14.Games
  • 15.The Heist Revisited
  • 16.The Triboro

Product Description:

When the silky-voiced Big L was alive he was fast becoming the king of the lewd punch line. So it's too bad The Big Picture joins a slew of posthumous releases (Tupac, Notorious B.I.G.) that leave you feeling queasy. Would L be performing backflips in his grave over this final product? Probably not, since some of the crème de la crème of rap producers (DJ Premier, Pete Rock) were hauled in to do vocal patchwork when L hadn't completed a song. The numerous ill collabos don't hurt either. On "Platinum Plus" Big Daddy Kane tears it up like it was 1992, while the late Tupac's contribution to "Deadly Combination" is chilling. Big L's debut, Lifestyles Ov Da Poor and Dangerous, was one of the most vulgar hip-hop albums of all time (just remember his ultraviolent threats on "All Black" or "Danger Zone," where he raps "they said a real man won't hit a girl, well I ain't real, 'cause I beat bitches up"). So then it's no surprise that his narratives still revolve around unenlightened sexcapades and gunplay ("The Heist," "Casualties of a Dice Game"). "Ebonics," the unofficial slang dictionary classic, showcases L at his artistic apex. Thankfully, instead of a posthumous album rife with studio outtakes and butchered freestyles that shouldn't see the light of day (OK, so maybe two versions of the "The Heist" was unnecessary), this release gels well. --Dalton Higgins

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 4988005426512
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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