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Today in Hip-Hop: Big L Releases ‘Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous’

On this day, March 28th, in hip-hop history...

1995: on March 28, 1995, Big L released his debut album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous...

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nas ny state of mind lyric

“NY State Of Mind”

Producer: DJ Premier
Lyric: “Straight out the fuckin' dungeons of rap/Where fake niggas don’t make it back/I don’t know how to start this shit, yo”
Why It’s Dope: I would be completely remiss to compile a list of the best lyrics from Illmatic without including this gem from the intro to the first full track on the album. You don’t know how to start this shit, Nas? Yes, you do, because you just did and you killed it.


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Raekwon, MC Lyte, Naughty By Nature & Boot Camp To Rock All ’90s Event In NYC

Rae is set to headline Funkmaster Flex's second installment of the hip-hop legends concert series...

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