Big L – Principle of the New School

Lord Finesse continues to dig into his vast archives for his exclusive Japanese vinyl EP series. From Volume 2 we get a never-heard Big L song, which may be the first solo track he ever recorded, since it was done before ‘Devils Son’. Showbiz on the beats.

Big L - ‘Principle of the New School’


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Yessir…those “rare selections” joints are solid…the little Finesse write-ups that go with the tracks are a nice touch. Interesting pieces of history, like the Caron Wheeler track. I will wait patiently for the Big L achieves to really be tapped into (with the vintage production intact) and also on the “Funky Technician: The Remix Project” (hits stores in March 2004…yet we wait).

Comment by jowhite 08.17.08 @

Nice song, keep up the good work! This is my favorite HipHop site!

Comment by Blaffer 08.18.08 @

reminds me of kane.
ditc unreleased 94 is nice too.
big apple gone rotten shows fat
joe his peak.dope selection.

Comment by swordfish 08.18.08 @

Cool, thanks

Comment by Liam 08.18.08 @

i shed tears for this dude el.
the way he passed was too violent; too premature; too much talent; nonetheless its good to hear unearthed artifacts of our saints. r.i.p. big l.

peace to all the
“dangerzone” blocks.
stop the violence.

Comment by ghost 08.18.08 @

ha the ill columbia jacket big l is rockin!!!!uptown was columbia jackets!!!!11

Comment by ha 08.18.08 @

Dope. Thanks Robbie.

Comment by Dan Love 08.18.08 @

dope. big l was one of the illest ever. RIP.

Comment by KQ 08.19.08 @

what ever happened to the new big l album that was supposed to drop last year? I remember reading that l’s mom found a box of tapes in a closet and gave them to premo.

Comment by finally 08.20.08 @

Thanks for this Robbie, keep up the good work!!!! been checkin’ on the reg for a couple years now and still coming back for more …wtf @ Finally,above, that sounds too good to be true..lets hope its true! RIP L, one of the GOAT’s

Comment by abbots 08.20.08 @

I recognize some of the lyrics on the first verse. Does anyone have the freestyle tape that he and lord finesse did? THAT was classic!!! I had it, and of course didn’t realize how precious it was and lost it. Does anyone else remember that?

You can hear Big Daddy Kane and to a lesser extent Kool G Rap influence.

Comment by Kai 08.20.08 @

serious burner, love the dusted edge as the vinyl popcorns to a murderous mic discipline, very heavy Harlem

Comment by Luke Sick 08.21.08 @



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