This week also marks the 20th anniversary of Big L’s debut LP ‘Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous’ (released March 28th 1995), his sole album release prior to his untimely death in 1999. (His second LP ‘The Big Picture’ was released posthumously in 2000). Lifestylez features production from many of the greats of the era, Buckwild, Kid Capri, Lord Finesse & Showbiz. The lead (and most popular) single from the album ‘Put It On’ (featuring Kid Capri), released at the tail end of 1994, features on both our 1994 Rap Megamix and Classic Material 1994 Mixtape. The album comes in at #25 in Ego Trip’s list of 1995’s Top 25 Rap Albums.
Stream the full album on Youtube here.
[Purchase physical copies / Check release details on Discogs here]