Big L

This song is like the OG Rap Genius: it explains rap music slang for anthropologists and Orientalists.

Released in 1998 as a single, “Ebonics” was the last record released during Big L’s lifetime. It later featured on his posthumous album The Big Picture

Samples “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” by Nas on the hook

Big L was awarded an honorary Hip-Hop Quotable from The Source magazine for his first verse.