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It’s Friday and the weekend is finally here. Well, today is more than just your typical Friday…today NY legend Big L would’ve turned 40 years old. When it comes to being a MC and a RAPPER, there are few artists that match Lamont Coleman. In honor of Big L, I’ve decided to post his “Stretch & Bobbito” freestyle from 1998 even though most of you have probably heard it. Why? Because this freestyle really embodies everything I love about his music. Originality and style? Check. Lyrical? Check. Flow? Check. Punchlines? Check. Delivery? Check.
Throughout the whole freestyle he MURDERS it! At the 2:08 mark he shows off his insane flow while still making every word understandable. Every time I listen to Big L’s music it’s like listening to it for the first time. No one knows what would’ve happened further down his career but it’s truly a tragedy that Big L died at age 24. However, today we celebrate his life.
Quotables from the freestyle:
“From New York but never was a fan of the Knicks”
“Mad hoes, ask Beavis I get nothing Butt-Head”
“If my girl think I’m loyal then that bitch is a fool”
“How come you listen to my first album and tell where a lot of n*ggas got they whole style from”
“I ran through every b*tch in my path, I was f*ckin chicks in the ass when I was six and a half”
Montreality caught with Mr. Ether Man for their standard interview (what kind of student he was, books he’s ready, his biggest check, etc). Browz also talks working wit Big L and connecting with Nas for “Ether” and how he didn’t know it was a Jay-Z diss record until Nas played it for him in the studio.
Big L is in my personal opinion, the best EVER. Today marks the 13 years since he was killed. Mister Cee dropped his tribute mix today on Hot 97′s Throwback At Noon. Flamboyant baby!
Download: Mister Cee’s Big L Tribute Mix
A little bit of unarchived history for everyone. From DJ Premiers Blog:
Hip Hop has many never found stuff where 90s freaks like me are hunting on like wild animals. Like this for instance, the full Stretch & Bobbito Show with Big L & Jay-Z as guests on the 23th of February 1995. The only thing we had was the legendary freestyle that was cut out. Props to HecticEclectic to upload his recorded tape from that day that featured more shit. For me personally this is the best moment ever recorded on radio… Big L IS the best MC ever, since I first had a track of him. ‘You can put your man on too’, I wonder if he knew he would be in Forbes magazine and shit 15 years later? The most powerful hip hop artist ever was back then just Big L’s man haha. This shit is classic, no doubt
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