Big L was a lyrical assassin. The man had bars for DAYS. During the 90’s, fans were desperately looking for artists to quench their thirst lyrically. Big L was able to inject lyrical fervor into the genre because of his grittiness and innate wordplay ability.
L first amazed the rap world when he released his first single “Put It On” from his debut album Lifestyle ov da Poor & Dangerous.
Lauded for his impeccable lyricism, L was definitely someone to appreciate. “Aiyyo, you betta flee hops, or get your head flown three blocks
L keep rappers’ hearts pumping like Reeboks
And every year I gain clout and my name sprouts
Some brothers’d still be virgins if the crack never came out
I got the wild style, always been a foul child
My guns go BOOM BOOM, and yo’ guns go pow-pow
I’m known to have a hottie open, I keep the shottie smoking,” he rapped.