Posts Tagged ‘Big L

23
Dec
09

100 Best Hip-Hop Albums of the Decade (2000-01)

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With the decade coming to a close, it’s time to highlight the best records in hip-hop. I’ll be running down my choices for the 10 Best Albums of each year until we finally arrive at the Best of ’09 to close things out. I’ll be covering a lot of material so feel free to comment on my picks, as I’m always down for a debate. Click the album covers or names to purchase your copies of albums that will be remembered throughout hip-hop history. Let’s go!

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2000

1. Ghostface – Supreme Clientele

2. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

3. Outkast – Stankonia

4. Common – Like Water For Chocolate

5. Big L – The Big Picture

6. Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) – Train of Thought

7. Jurassic 5 – Quality Control

8. Dead Prez – Let’s Get Free

9. Wu-Tang Clan – The W

10. Jedi Mind Tricks – Violent By Design

Honorable Mentions: Big Punisher – Yeeeah Baby, De La Soul – Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, M.O.P. – Warriorz, Slum Village – The Fantastic Vol. 2

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2001

1. Jay-Z – Blueprint

2. Nas – Stillmatic

3. Masta Ace – Disposable Arts

4. J-Live – The Best Part

5. Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 1

6. Ghostface – Bulletproof Wallets

7. Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein

 

 

8. 2Pac – Until The End Of Time

9. Aesop Rock – Labor Days

10. Cormega – The Realness

Honorable Mentions: , 7L & Esoteric – Soul Purpose, Pete Rock – PeteStrumentals, Redman – Malpractice

Stay tuned for my Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2002-3 list coming soon..

01
Sep
09

Big L, Rest in Peace

Big L Mural

Corleone, hold the throne that you know in your heart

I got style, plus the way that I be flowin’ is sharp

-Big L, “98 Freestyle”

The life of a man responsible for the inspiration for my blog title, Lamont “Big L” Coleman, will be featured in an upcoming documentary Street Struck: The Big L Story. Up top we see the mural being touched up this past weekend at 140th and Lenox Ave in Harlem, New York, L’s former stomping grounds.

Peep the documentary’s trailer below. Shouts to the Village Voice for the info and Scram Jones for the photo, Enjoy!

08
Jun
09

Corleone Hold the Throne

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Out with the old, in with the new. That’s the perfect way to describe my migration from Blogger to WordPress and this brand new blog. You may know me from my old site, or you may not know me at all, but either way I appreciate you hopping on board for my new endeavor. Please hit me up with a comment or e-mail to let me know what you think of the new look.

I figured with my first post I’d explain my inspiration for the new direction. Taking a page from the book of Harlem-bred Lamont “Big L” Coleman, one of history’s best lyricists, I borrowed a lyric for my blog name from his “98 Freestyle” from Stretch & Bobbito’s radio show (veteran heads remember that one).

The cut originally appeared on L’s Big Picture which he was recording when he was murdered. Luckily, for hip-hop fans, he left a shitload of a capellas and freestyles that we can now rock for all eternity.

Why not start off with a bang? I got a true gem here, a vinyl-only pressing of Big L’s Harlem’s Finest: A Freestyle History Vol. 1 & 2. Here you’ll find the full-length “98 Freestyle” among more hot fiyah (no Dylan) than you can fathom.

Bear with me as I’m still getting used to WP. Good looks on checking in, Enjoy!

’98 Freestyle with Stretch & Bobbito (Lyrics)

Download:

Big L – Harlem’s Finest: A Freestyle History Vol. 1 & 2

Track List:

1. “Interview Intro”
2. “Rock N. Wills Audition”
3. “Stretch & Bobbito” ’92”
4. “Stretch & Bobbito” ’93”
5. “Stretch & Bobbito” ’94”
6. “Stretch & Bobbito” ’95 (feat. Jay-Z)
7. Stretch & Bobbito” ’95 Pt. II” (feat. Jay-Z)
8. “139 – Tony Touch”

9. “Universal Freestyle”
10. “My Niggaz – Doo Wop”
11. “Stretch & Bobbito 98” (Full-Length)
12. “Roc Raida Mixtape”
13. “Flamboyant I”
14. “Flamboyant Pt. II” (feat. Royal Flush)
15. “Kay Slay Freestyle”
16. “Devil’s Son” (Live In Amsterdam)
17. “Nigga Please” (feat. Stan Spit & McGruff)
18. “How Will I Make It”
19. “Final Four Interview”





Corleone, Hold the Throne

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