Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
Big L
LabelTraffic Entertainment Group
ProducersLord Finesse
Release Date06.22.2012
Temporarily Out of Stock
Available FormatsVinyl LPCD12" VinylUSB7" VinylBoxset10" VinylBundleCassetteFlexi DiscPrintBook


In 1995, fresh off the success of Nas’s landmark debut album Illmatic the year prior, Columbia Records released Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerouz, the first LP by a relatively unknown Harlem MC named Big L. Few at the time would realize that Lifestylez — which was only a modest commercial success at the time — would go on to be considered a true classic of the era, comparable to Illmatic itself.

Armed with a cocky Uptown attitude, a sharp wit and production from the likes of Lord Finesse, Buckwild and Showbiz, Big L established himself as one of New York’s Hip Hop heavyweights with an album that balanced radio appeal with uncompromising hardcore lyricism. From the smooth sounds of “M.V.P.” to raw posse cuts like “8 Iz Enuff” and “Da Graveyard” (which featured a rookie MC from Brooklyn by the name of Jay-Z), Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerouz solidified Big L’s status as a Hip Hop legend despite being the only studio album released prior to his tragic death in 1999.

We are proud release Big L’s classic debut album in a double-LP pressing for the first time ever.


Tracklist / Audio Samples
Put It On
No Endz, No Skinz
8 Iz Enuff
All Black
Street Struck
Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous
I Don't Understand It
Fed Up Wit The Bullshit
Let 'Em Have It "L"

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