The Big Picture [Explicit Lyrics]

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The posthumous album from Diggin' in the Crates crew member Lamont "Big L" Coleman is a testament to the underrated MC's short-lived legacy. With production by DJ Premier and Pete Rock, and guest shots from an impressive lineup including Guru, Kool G Rap, and Big Daddy Kane, it's obvious that L got props from the hip-hop community -- so much so that his untimely death in 1999 inspired Gang Starr's "Full Clip" single. In that song, Guru rhymes that Big L was "one of the best [MCs] yet," and on The Big Picture, L proves his mic skills worthy of such praise. In his classic single "Ebonics" which also appears on D.I.T.C., L decodes the hip-hop generation's slang vernacular, while on "The Heist" he tells the tale of a ...
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Editorial Reviews

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The posthumous album from Diggin' in the Crates crew member Lamont "Big L" Coleman is a testament to the underrated MC's short-lived legacy. With production by DJ Premier and Pete Rock, and guest shots from an impressive lineup including Guru, Kool G Rap, and Big Daddy Kane, it's obvious that L got props from the hip-hop community -- so much so that his untimely death in 1999 inspired Gang Starr's "Full Clip" single. In that song, Guru rhymes that Big L was "one of the best [MCs] yet," and on The Big Picture, L proves his mic skills worthy of such praise. In his classic single "Ebonics" which also appears on D.I.T.C., L decodes the hip-hop generation's slang vernacular, while on "The Heist" he tells the tale of a harrowing night of shootin' and lootin' . But perhaps the best testimony to Big L's potential is "98 Freestyle," on which the Harlem rapper's humorous boasts "You runnin' with boys/I'm runnin' with men/I'ma be rippin' mics til I'm one-hundred and ten" are too clever to keep the track's producer, Lord Finesse, from laughing out loud. The disc's most memorable moment, however, is the haunting "Deadly Combination," on which Big L trades prophetic quips such as "Tell me if you feel me, I think niggas is trying to kill me" with 2Pac. Ironically, that song foreshadows the ill fate of both rappers and ultimately serves as a sad reminder of the many talented, young black men who have been tragically cut down in their prime. Get the picture? Ryan Crosby
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • Label: Rawkus / Umgd
  • UPC: 008811289621
  • Catalog Number: 112896
  • Sales rank: 17,852

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Big Picture (Intro) (2:59)
  2. 2 Ebonics (3:21)
  3. 3 Size 'Em Up (3:55)
  4. 4 Deadly Combination - Tupac Shakur (2:32)
  5. 5 '98 Freestyle (2:09)
  6. 6 Holdin' It Down (4:39)
  7. 7 The Heist (3:02)
  8. 8 The Enemy (2:48)
  9. 9 Fall Back (2:49)
  10. 10 Flamboyant (3:07)
  11. 11 Casualties of a Dice Game (3:18)
  12. 12 Platinum Plus (3:37)
  13. 13 Who You Slidin' Wit (4:13)
  14. 14 Games (4:32)
  15. 15 The Heist Revisited (3:01)
  16. 16 The Triboro (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big L Primary Artist
Big Daddy Kane Track Performer
Kool G Rap Track Performer
Fat Joe Track Performer
Sadat X Track Performer
Miss Jones Track Performer
Technical Credits
Mike Heron Producer, Executive Producer
Shomari Producer
Bob Brown Engineer
DJ Premier Producer, Executive Producer
Lord Finesse Producer, Executive Producer
Eric Lynch Engineer
Big L Executive Producer
Pete Rock Producer
Max Vargas Engineer
Duncan Stanbury Mastering
YSAE Producer
Ron Browz Producer
Rob Dinero Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is a must have for any hip hop fan. anyone who's heard it would agree, one of the best rap albums of all time. legendary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE GREATEST LYRICIST YOU NEVER HEARD

    Big L was one of the greatest lyricists that was never heard by the mainstream, and was tragically murdered before he had a chance to break the surface of the underground. But maybe it's better that the mainstream didn't get a hold of him, and therefore his lyrics stayed rawed-out, flamboyant(no pun intended) and to the point. Even though he's gone, his voice still rules the underground scene and songs like ''Casualties of a Dice Game'', ''Triboro'', ''Ebonics'', and ''The heist'' prove why. All hail the King of Harlem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Real Story

    This joint is one of the hottest albums of the year. If your sick of hearing all the commercial garbage that is out there then give this a listen. One of the tightest MC's ever put on wax.

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