May 30, 2009

BIG L TRIBUTE MIX

It's been ten years since the rap game lost Big L. On Saturday, May 30th (which would have been his 35th birthday), I dropped this mix to remind people why he was one of the illest MC's. Thank you to Donald (Big L's brother) for allowing this project to happen. Shouts also to Lord Finesse, Rich King & DJ Premier for their assistance!

1. Intro (Part 1) feat. Lord Finesse
2. Intro (Part 2) feat. Funkmaster Flex & Nas
3. Principle Of The New School (Freestyle) 
4. Yes You May Remix feat. Lord Finesse
5. DJ Premier Interlude
6. MVP (Live From Amsterdam) 
7. Ebonics
8. Internationally Known feat. OC 
9. Hit It (unreleased) 
10. I Shoulda Worn A Rubba aka The Clinic (unreleased)
11. American Dream feat. McGruff, Mase, Cam'ron & Bloodshed
12. Sandman 118th (Freestyle) 
13. Games Females Play (unreleased) 
14. School Dayz (unreleased) 
15. The Devil's Son (Live From Amsterdam) 
16 .Times Is Hard On The Blvd (unreleased)
17. Day One feat. Diamond 
18. Interlude feat. Fat Joe 
19. The Enemy feat. Fat Joe 
20. Street Struck 
21. Interlude feat. Bobbito
22. 95 Freestyle feat. Jay-Z (Live on WKCR with Stretch Armstrong & Bobitto)
23. Uptown Connection aka Danger Zone feat. Mase & McGruff
24. Lord Finesse Interlude
25. How Will I Make It (unreleased)

18 comments:

sdr said...

if big l was still here and signed to rocafella he probably would've been the best ever. thanks in advance for the mix.

Mike5ive2euce said...

nice, looking forward to listening to this.

bbatson said...

thanks soul!

The Big Sleep said...

Thanks for puttin' the Fat Joe interview into the mix, that's really cool.

I've spread this around to some people (and told some others earlier on so they should've been anticipating this as well).

The Lord Finesse, DJ Premier and Bobbito Garcia interludes alone make this a must hear for the true hardcore Big L fans out there.

Thanks to Soul and everybody who made it possible. Peace.

Coleman said...

Thanks for posting this mix! Love your hip hop blog. - Coleman from DC

oLdschooL Lova said...

This mix is so wicked!! thx.
Dj soul 4 president!!!
peace from France

Rhek said...

Respect. I remember seeing a concert in Rhode Island with Mobb Deep, Craig Mack, Big L and Biggie. Mobb had a 60 person entourage on stage with them and rocked like 20 mics which was a stark contrast to Big L who came on by himself wearing Timbs and denim overall shorts with one strap off - and he fucking killed it.

Anyway - i link your blog to my site - http://sharksandhammers.com/chirp/mixtape/mixtape-big-l-tribute/

peace
-Rhek

pipomixes said...

Another great mix Soul.

FYI,

I changed the artwork on my site. Sorry about that (I didn't know you put something together).

Skratch Bastid said...

Great selections, thx

Gary said...

Amazing mixtape and thank you for sharing, but why not make it in track form? Really inconvenient for iTunes and to add individual tracks to playlists

Anonymous said...

Thank you soo much for posting this. Still miss him to this day.. I was thinking bout him a couple hours back whilst listening to Joell's version of Ebonics. Priceless mc.
Matt Bane 'the Carny'

Anonymous said...

DAT STRETCH AND BOB FREESTYLE W/ JAYZ CHANGED JAYZS CAREER. HE CHANGED HIS WHOLE STYLE AFTER DAT FUSCHNICKENS ORIGINAL FLAVOR SOUNDING SHIT HE WAS KICKING.

Upset The Setup said...

Thank you so much for putting this together. CLASSIC.

BIG L RIP!

Anonymous said...

do you have the whole interview where nas talks about big l?

DJ SOUL said...

That's part of the interview where Nas is promoting Hip Hop Is Dead

The Big Sleep said...

The NaS and Funkmaster Flex interview can be found on my site, the PhilaFlava forums or the BigLOnline forums.

Ryan said...

where do u dj?

S. said...

great mix. reblogged:
http://seeyounextlifethrashcowboy.blogspot.com/