Amateurism

Big L - Who You Slidin' Wit

Leo WaltonComment

This week has been a Big L week for me. It all started when a certain New York vibesman / photographer by the name of Ricky Powell posted a photo he shot of L back in the day. We shared a few comments on his Instagram, and he got me thinking... I really, really need to listen to The Big Picture LP again.

So, that's what I did, and it's been twice a day, every day this week. This is an album that was huge for me when it dropped circa 2000-2002. Yeah we love to explore unusual Balearic oddities and off-kilter techno, world folk music and just about anything else we like, and because of that you find yourself entering some niche little worlds. It's fun, and I really enjoy the feeling of discovery. BUT, the golden age of Rawkus Records and artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, Mos Def or Wu-Tang - that's my foundation. That's who I am.

So I present to you, a rare moment of Hip Hop on the Amateurism blog, by the one and only Big L - who, let's not forget, was part of D.I.T.C (aka the Diggin In the Crates crew). This one never got that much attention compared to some of the others, but I think it's wicked.

Keep diggin - stay open minded to it all. And stay flamboyant baby. LW.

BIG L REST IN PEACE.