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The Big Picture CD

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Media Type: CD
Artist: BIG L
Title: BIG PICTURE
Street Release Date: 06/04/2002
Domestic
Genre: RAP/HIP HOP
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 4, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rawkus
  • ASIN: B000067CNU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,173 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Let me start by saying this is probably my favorite rap cd. L was an original artist. He was also quick and witty. On this album he would be making fun of the listener but making them laugh at the same time. I have not yet found a rap artist who can match L's lyrical ability and "realness" on the mic. Allow me to analyze this album song by song.

The Big Picture (intro)- This is a great song. The first 53 seconds is Gang Starr introducing their hit single "Full Clip" live. When this great beat kicks in L's rhymes are unmatchable.

Ebonics - This song is brilliant. The entire song is Big L "breaking down" street slang. This is considered one of his best works but i disagree. Maybe because i've heard it 5000 times.

Size Em' Up - Tight song with great rhymes and a funky beat.

Deadly Combination - L and Tupac rip the mic on this one. If you have a sub-woofer you will appreciate this song more:)

'98 Freestyle - Seems a little out of place in all these up beat catchy tunes. Reguardless the lyrical ability unparalleled.

Holdin It Down - This is once again a great song. The beat is nice but im just not into that whole woman singing the hook thing.

The Heist - This is one of the stand outs on the album. Big L tells us a story about what he does when he finds out his wife is cheating on him. I wont spoil the ending.

The Enemy - Again Big L does great but Fat Joe just doesnt stand a chance against him.

Fall Back - This is the song that got me into Big L. Its a nice upbeat song with fresh lyrics and a fresh beat. Kool G Rap spits nicely also.

Flamboyant - What can i say... It's Flamboyant.
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when i think of big l it almost brings tears to the eyes.. i mean the guy had all the flow in the world.. his lyrics were insane.. he came with multies after mulit and there arent too many rappers that write lyrics with the skill and direction that he does. It's really sad that he got shot and how his life was cut short. Well on this album the producers bring big ls memory back. This is really the first album that introduced me to big l from the very opening he gives us a taste of his amazing wordplay and creativeness with a set of metaphors that look at what the rap game is without him, and its really true.. when l died rap lost one of its greatest mcs of all time. This album showcases what big l is famous for.. his punchlines. On tracks like 98 freestyle and the hot ass hit "holdin it down" l drops punchline after punchline.. youll find yourself rewinding your cd player thinkin did he really say that? YES he did .. no one came with more punchlines and creativeness than big l. His amazing storytelling ability is also showcased on this album.. on casualties of a dice game l raps about a dice game gone wrong in a amazing way. I'm a big rap fan and have listened to alot of rap from underground to mainstream and let me tell you .. casualties of a dice game is one of the best storytelling song ever. Seriously anyone that is a rap fan should get this album. Also anyone that raps like myself should appreciate hearing an album of the late big l, because l was really an mcs mc.. hes everything that an mc should be.. he was fresh, creative, and had alot of carisma. I still get misty eyed when i think of big ls death, an excellent album from one of the greatest writers ever.
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I'm writting this review while listening to one of the illest underground MC's.........period! Harlem, NY's Big L has been in the game for a long minute. As I recall the first time I heard Big-L spit over a track was in 89 or 90. The metephors and story lines this kat spit on the mic are some of the best versus put on wax or CD. His last CD in 95 was the bomb and this one follows with the same type of rhyme explosion. D.I.T.C. and Flamboyant Entertainment should be greatful for having this platinum artist on there team. Like Canibus, Big-L is one of the last few "battling style" MC's left on this planet. This CD is phat, raw and full of ill ryhme schemes and metephors from the intro to the last track. My Favorite tracks are 1 through 16 and the tracks I hate are the ones he'll never do because of his untimely death. Like Pac and Biggie, Hip-Hop has taken a huge lost in the game. I've been waiting on this CD sence 95. After hearing tons of guest appearances, soundtracks and mix tapes, Big-L has finally drop a gem with "automatic classic" status all over it. Special guest include the entire DITC crew, Kool G Rapp, Big Daddy Kane, Tupac and others. You can get all of these everyday radio MC's that's playing today (including Eminem) and put them in a room with Big-L and watch them all get ate to shreds by this kat. "Real Hip-Hop 101" right here folks.......cop this one and get educated the Big-L way.
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First of i'd like to say R.I.P to Biggie,Tupac,Big Pun,Freaky Tah,And Big L. They made Hip Hop what it is today they wont be forgotten they live on.NOW back to the album this album is one of the best albums in Hip Hop's existence Big L is the greatest Lyricist to come out since Nas came out with Illmatic his first album was a classic but got no commercial success he ended up losing his record deal despite being better than most rappers in the game. He kept fighting to get a record deal till he finally opened his own record label Flamboyant entertainment and was about to reap the benifits of success when he was gunned down outside his building in Harlem,New York THIS IS A MUST BUY ALBUM U WILL NEVER BE BLESSED WITH A CHANCE TO LISTEN TO A LYRICIST WITH THE SKILLS AND ABILITY TO RIP THE MIC IN EVERY TRACK HE APPEARED IN.DONT FAKE SUPPORT REAL HIP HOP AND BUY THIS CLASSIC ALBUM.ONCE AGAIN R.I.P BIG L R.I.P!
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