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Big L: Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous

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    In 1995, fresh off the success of Nas's landmark debut album Illmatic the year prior, Columbia Records released Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerouz, the first LP by a relatively unknown Harlem MC named Big L. Few at the time would realize that Lifestylez - which was only a modest commercial success at the time - would go on to be considered a true classic of the era, comparable to Illmatic itself.

    Armed with a cocky Uptown attitude, a sharp wit and production from the likes of Lord Finesse, Buckwild and Showbiz, Big L established himself as one of New York's Hip Hop heavyweights with an album that balanced radio appeal with uncompromising hardcore lyricism. From the smooth sounds of "M.V.P." to raw posse cuts like "8 Iz Enuff" and "Da Graveyard" (which featured a rookie MC from Brooklyn by the name of Jay-Z), Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerouz solidified Big L's status as a Hip Hop legend despite being the only studio album released prior to his tragic death in 1999. Traffic Entertainment is proud to release Big L's classic debut album in a double-LP pressing for the first time ever.

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    1. Put It On
    Producer: Buckwild
    Year: 1995
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    2. MVP
    Producer: Lord Finesse
    Year: 1995
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    3. No Endz, No Skinz
    Producer: Showbiz
    Year: 1995
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    4. 8 Iz Enuff
    Producer: Buckwild
    Year: 1995
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    5. All Black
    Producer: Lord Finesse
    Year: 1995
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    6. Danger Zone
    Producer: Buckwild
    Year: 1995
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    7. Street Struck
    Producer: Lord Finesse
    Year: 1995
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    8. Da Graveyard
    Producer: Buckwild
    Year: 1995
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    9. Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
    Producer: Lord Finesse
    Year: 1995
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    10. I Don't Understand It
    Producer: Showbiz
    Year: 1995
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    11. Fed Up Wit The Bullshit
    Producer: Lord Finesse
    Year: 1995
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    12. Let 'Em Have It "L"
    Producer: Craig Boogie
    Year: 1995
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    Total Comments: 29
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/22/2015 10:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 203.62.146)
    Location: Colorado Springs, USA
    Comment: World's best lyricist, no questions, comparisons, or others in his league today. Not only Harlem's finest, but the world's finest rapper to ever speak on the mic. Will remain my favorite rapper for the rest of my life. R.I.P Lamont Coleman, the undisputed King of Rap.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/31/2015 7:04:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: hamilton,ontario canada
    Comment: Just picked up a copy of this recently; had the tape of this back in the day. 'Danger Zone' and 'Da Graveyard' are my fav tracks on this, some horrorcore sh*t going on on those 2. Must-buy, no doubt.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/13/2014 7:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.199.164)
    Location: South Sandwich Islands
    Comment: Not that I don't love Pac and Biggie, but the game really took a hit when Big L and Pun left us. This album is CLASSIC!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/21/2014 11:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 10.156.108)
    Location: SLC
    Comment: No Devil's Son on the repress! Still a hip hop classic.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/30/2013 2:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 57.166.132)
    Location: MTL
    Comment: Incredible album!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/23/2013 7:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az/ hell
    Comment: I heard this when it first dropped in 95.. I liked it then.. I love it now!! RIP BIG L!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/14/2013 4:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 255.65.244)
    Location: Dublin
    Comment: Harlems finest
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/19/2013 5:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 72.111.224)
    Location: UK, Birmingham
    Comment: Amazing rapper, amazing album, every song is amazing, burn all the songs off the CD to my iPod, one my favourite rappers of all time.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/19/2012 12:01:00 PM; Partial IP: .158.74.20)
    Location: Dungeons of Norway
    Comment: Id give it 10 stars if I could!!! AMAZING ALBUM from start to finish... RIP BIG L... arguably the nicest to ever grasp the mic.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/5/2011 10:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 45.209.241)
    Location: Belgium
    Comment: This album's defenately one of da best Hiphop albums ever... all new HH albums are boring me after 5 times, but this one still doesn't 10 years after 1st listening!! RIP Big L
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/21/2011 12:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 24.242.117)
    Location: Antwerp, Belgium
    Comment: To all the 90's babies that don't know about this cat. This man was arguably the best rapper ever so get this masterpiece.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/27/2011 5:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .183.42.25)
    Location: NH
    Comment: this album is 16 years old. damn!! I still listen to this album though and all of Big L's work. I rather listen to this album all day, every day instead of all the bullshit they play on tv and radio. Hip-hop has never been the same since Big L, Biggie, 2Pac, Big Pun all pasted away.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/13/2010 4:14:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: OXNARD, CA
    Comment: ONE WORD...DOPE.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/9/2010 4:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 119.50.198)
    Location: Alost, Belgium
    Comment: This is just a musthave! BigL rest in peace! Guru rest in peace! Big up to al the real headz in da universe!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/15/2010 1:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 24.242.158)
    Location: Antwerp, Belgium
    Comment: One of the best albums ever by one of the best emcees ever. His focus was extraordinary, R.I.P. my man.
    Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 11:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 41.114.207)
    Location: jersey
    Comment: "i keep the gear fresh, I keep the braids rugged, I never wear rubbers bitch, if I get AIDS, fuck it" - nastiest line ever spit
    Name: (Posted: 6/11/2010 1:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 148.82.181)
    Location: PK NY
    Comment: throw ya L's up!
    Name: (Posted: 6/9/2010 9:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 88.178.104)
    Location: USA
    Comment: CLASSIC!! Beats are crazy, of course L comes with the rhymes (Put it on arguably the best track on the album- poss Danger Zone, Graveyard or Lifestylez...). Entire album is fantastic. Just buy it now.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/18/2010 1:57:00 AM; Partial IP: .93.115.53)
    Location: LA
    Comment: One of the greatest hip hop albums ever, Big L was way ahead of his time...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/5/2010 2:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 221.72.125)
    Location: Stamford, CT
    Comment: Hands down one of my favorite albums ever. We miss you L, one of the best to ever hold the mic
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/3/2010 8:45:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: MA
    Comment: He's been dead over 10 years and still years ahead of just about everyone else. Big L was a BEAST!!! Top 5 greatest rappers ever
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/25/2010 10:29:00 PM; Partial IP: .93.115.53)
    Location: LA, USA
    Comment: Ill flow, amazing lyrics, dope beats, just one of the best overall well made albums ever made. Sad he had to leave this earth so soon.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 1:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.235.77)
    Location: Columbus, Ohio
    Comment: The worst thing that ever happened in Hip Hop was when Big L was killed. This guy was amazing! If you have any doubt just do the knowledge!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/17/2009 11:13:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: Melburnz, AU
    Comment: Mad shout to one of the best ever.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/5/2009 6:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.116.193)
    Location: Arizona
    Comment: he is the best mc in my mind he's the fukn best lyricist who ever touched the mic,he is real hip hop unlike these faggs who r on the radio R.I.P. bIG L MISS YOU
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/3/2008 11:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 121.171.50)
    Location: Ny, USA
    Comment: Classic, Enough said
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/24/2008 9:33:00 AM; Partial IP: .69.115.12)
    Location: Kenner, Louisiana
    Comment: A true lyricist clever slick punlines and deep meatphors. Ill to the Grave, even dead "L" kills some of the so called best rapper today. A mother fucking problem R.I.P. Big L
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/28/2008 3:31:00 AM; Partial IP: .167.134.1)
    Location: Francistown,Botswana
    Comment: Freestyling is super, rhyming marvelous, composure is there and eih! We lost the real Rapper in Big L. RIP L and wish your fearful punchlines exist to terrorise the most so called ill emcees!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/29/2008 8:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.193.105)
    Location: Germany
    Comment: One of the most underrated artists of our time. this guy was incredible, flow wise, lyrics, punches, storytelling.. everything, smart dude. sad he had to be taken from us ! RIP BIG L!
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