Artist: Big L
LP: The Big Picture
Today’s song is one of the best ever recorded by the legendary Big L, who unfortunately has passed away. Not only does it have a great 90’s hip hop beat but it has lyrics which are mind numbingly astonishing. With superb verbal flow Big L expounds upon inner city vocabulary, telling us what is the meaning or definition behind many singular slang words (or Ebonics). How he came up with all of these definitions and then made them rhyme in such an entertaining way is something that only Big L knows. This is true rap lyricism, contemporary rappers please take note.