Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

Big L - Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
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Based on 194 ratings
1995 Ratings: #26
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March 28, 1995 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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[SJO Counter: 29]

Big L? More like Big W. (*awkwardly chuckles at the corner of the room*)

While it is a bit dated nowadays, this doesn’t take away from the fact that Lifestylez is an intensely solid 90s hip hop record with great rhymes, lyrical content and a sharp, fierce flow from the boastful Big L! L’s delivery is raw and full of character. Despite the negatives going against this album, it’s Big L’s starpower that shines through and gives the album its grit and ... read more

Uhm... wasn't Big L that rapper that was on that "Top 50 Greatest Rappers of all time" list?

Yeah, I don't see it...

I know it’s a bit dated... but it’s just too clever to not love. Big L utilizes every single line to his full advantage packing in an insane amount of wordplay into a confined space. The album almost feels claustrophobic in the amount of punchlines Big L throws at you, he gives the listener no time to breath and i mean that in the best way possible. Through the dated production, the literal potato mic and some underwhelming features L’s raw talent and intellect shine through ... read more
Number: 29

This is just the last album but not as good. Like, MAJORLY not as good. It’s like if a whiny little kid made a 90’s hip hop album. Featuring corny ass lines about “getting girls off my dick.” What can I say, the man’s name predicted my opinion.
Overrated...there are tons of hip-hop fans who overrate this punchline-heavy, sonically dated album...still entertaining at times...
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Track List

  1. Put It On (featuring Kid Capri)
  2. M.V.P.
  3. No Endz, No Skinz
  4. 8 Iz Enuff (featuring Buddah Bless, Herb McGruff, Killa Cam, Mike Boogie, Terra, Big Twan & Trooper J)
  5. All Black
  6. Danger Zone (featuring McGruff)
  7. Street Struck
  8. Da Graveyard (featuring Lord Finesse, Microphone Nut, Jay-Z, Party Arty & Grand Daddy I.U.)
  9. Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
  10. I Don't Understand It
  11. Fed Up wit the Bullshit
  12. Let 'Em Have It "L" 
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Added on: October 3, 2013