Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

Big L

A far cry from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Big L uses the title track of his debut album to detail what life is like in the streets for those who feel they have nothing to lose.

In a 2010 interview with HipHopDX, producer Lord Finesse said the following about the track:

I mean, like I said, phenomenal penmanship. All this built-up anger and tension being released on these tracks is just timeless, to the [point] that if you ain’t know L existed, right, and you was to learn this whole album, and you go in the street right now and start kickin’ those rhymes people’ll be looking at you like you was the greatest dude ever. And that album was done like eons ago.