The Big Picture (1974-1999) [Reissue]

The Big Picture (1974-1999) [Reissue]

by Big L

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Overview

Considering the mortality rate of rappers, which often seems slightly higher than that of kamikaze pilots, Big L's tragically early passing isn't such a shock. What brings the listener up short on the posthumous The Big Picture (released over a year after Big L's death) is the way L's descriptions of violence seem like a self-fulfilling prophecy. The great acclaim he earned wasn't based on the graphic quality of his gangsta tales, though. As The Big Picture makes clear, L's worldview extended beyond street crime to a broader sociological scope. He even displays a fair amount of humor, as on "Ebonics," a virtual glossary of street slang terms. Even his proclamations of sexual prowess on "Size 'Em Up" have an air of fun about them, as though he knows how far over the top he's going in his statements of machismo. Though he may allow himself a degree of ironic detachment, it's clear that Big L firmly believed everything that came out of his mouth, and it's that combination of commitment and sarcasm that makes The Big Picture work. [The Big Picture was reissued in 2017.] ~ TiVo Staff

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2017
Label: Rbc Records
UPC: 0853499007124
catalogNumber: 712
Rank: 18632

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big L   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Dee Ervin   Composer
Mike Heron   Composer,Producer
Shomari   Composer,Producer
Bob Brown   Engineer
DJ Premier   Producer
Keith Elam   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Finesse   Producer
Robert Hall   Composer
Tarsha Jones   Composer
Vic Steffens   Engineer
Big L   Executive Producer
Showbiz   Composer,Producer
Pete Rock   Producer
Max Vargas   Engineer
Fat Joe   Composer
Omar Credle   Composer
Antonio Hardy   Composer
Alon Cohen   Engineer
Leroy Southwell   Composer
Dejuana Richardson   Engineer
Chris E. Martin   Composer
YSAE (E-Say)   Producer
Tupac Shakur   Composer
Ron Browz   Producer
Remy Ma   Composer
Rob Dinero   Vocal Engineer
Big Leroy   Executive Producer
Rondell Turner   Composer
Rich King   Executive Producer,Art Direction
N. Wilson   Composer
Sebb   Cut
Ron G.   Producer
Jamie Story   Layout
Ronald Bowser   Composer
Peter Phillips   Composer
Lamont Coleman   Composer
Erik Lynch   Engineer
Derek Murphy   Composer
As1   Art Direction
Stan Draton   Composer
Sia Mack   Engineer
Andre Barnes   Composer

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