Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous

Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous

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by Big L
     
 

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Having made a name for himself as a guest MC on D.I.T.C. (Diggin' in the Crates) projects such as Diamond D.'s Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop and Showbiz & A.G.'s Runaway Slave, the flamboyantly gifted Lamont Coleman (aka Big L) dropped his debut in early 1995

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Having made a name for himself as a guest MC on D.I.T.C. (Diggin' in the Crates) projects such as Diamond D.'s Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop and Showbiz & A.G.'s Runaway Slave, the flamboyantly gifted Lamont Coleman (aka Big L) dropped his debut in early 1995. A product of the mean streets of Harlem, L made his bones in the rap game with his rapid fire freestyle delivery and clever punchline-peppered rhymes. A patchwork album with a few outstanding cuts, Lifestylez fails to package the lightning-in-a-bottle talent of this cut-above MC. The album showcases L as a master of the lyrical stickup undressing his competition with kinetic metaphors and a brash comedic repertoire. The lead track, "Put It On" produced by Kid Capri, is a party cut with a criminal attitude. "M.V.P." snatches a brief segment from DeBarge's "Stay With Me" (later aggrandized on the Notorious B.I.G.'s popular remix of "One More Chance"). "Da Graveyard" features a young Cam'ron (here Killa Kam) and most notably a superb verse from a pre-Jigga Jay-Z (at the outset of his solo career). With better production and marketing, Big L might have found himself with a platinum album but instead he settled for platinum respect. This album captures the dynamic potential of a street legend, a legend who would later be gunned down in his prime.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/1995
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645379524
catalogNumber:
53795

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big L   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mike Boogie   Vocals
Jay-Z   Vocals
Cam'ron   Vocals
Party Arty   Vocals

Technical Credits

Terra   Contributor
Kid Capri   Producer
Finesse   Producer
Buck Wild   Producer
Dino Zervous   Engineer
Craig Boogie   Producer
Mike Boogie   Contributor
Buddah Bless   Contributor
Killa Kam   Contributor
Herb McGruff   Contributor
Showbiz   Producer
Trooper J.   Contributor
Twan   Contributor
Michelle Willems   Art Direction
John Shrive   Engineer
Chris Conway   Engineer

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Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Big L without a shout of a doubt is the most talented artist to ever spit on a mic. This album was given 4 mics in the source and is a must have for any true hip hop fan. This aint just for underground heads either. Big L goes up on the list of one of the greatest along with tupac shakur and Biggie. Every track on this album is a must hear weather Big L is talking about women or just straight up ripping people up with his shocking rewinding rhymes. Big L puts it down on this album with tracks like MVP and All Black which has some of the most craziest lyrics in any song. Also Da Graveyard which features a camio with another hip hop great JayZ. A must for rap fanatics.