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 blocksL keep rappers' hearts pumping like ReeboksAnd every year I gain clout and my name sproutsSome brothers'd still be virgins if the crack never came outI got the wild style, always been a foul childMy guns go BOOM BOOM, and yo' guns go pow-powI'm known to have a hottie open, I keep the shottie smoking," he rapped.