Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

album by Big L

Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous is the first studio album by American rapper, Big L. Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous was released on March 28, 1995 through Columbia Records. The album featured the singles "Put It On", "M.V.P.", and "No Endz, No Skinz".

Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 28, 1995
Recorded1991–1994 at Powerplay Studios in Queens, New York
Unique Studios in New York City, New York
Chung King Studios in New York City, New York
GenreEast Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop, underground hip hop
ProducerBuckwild, Craig Boogie, Kid Capri, Lord Finesse, Showbiz
Big L chronology
Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
The Big Picture (1974-1999)

The album first appeared on the Billboard 200 at #149. It reached at #22 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[1] Since August 2000, It has sold over 200,000 copies since August 2000[2]

The album was well received. The Source gave the album 4 out of 5 mics and said "[Big L] comes with ill animated lyrics, combined with metaphors that stun; a combo sure to have suckas on the run".[3]


No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Put It On" (featuring Kid Capri)Best, ColemanBuckwild 3:39
2. "M.V.P."  Coleman, Hall, Jordan, M.D. DeBargeLord Finesse 3:40
3. "No Endz, No Skinz" (featuring Showbiz)Coleman, LemayShowbiz 3:30
4. "8 Iz Enuff" (featuring Buddah Bless, Herb McGruff, Killa Cam, Mike Boogie, Terra, Big Twan & Trooper J)Best, Buddah Bless, Coleman, Kam, McGruff, Mik, Terra, Trooper J., TwanBuckwild 4:59
5. "All Black"  Coleman, HallLord Finesse 4:21
6. "Danger Zone" (featuring Herb McGruff)Best, ColemanBuckwild 3:38
7. "Street Struck"  Coleman, HallLord Finesse 4:10
8. "Da Graveyard" (featuring Lord Finesse, Microphone Nut, Jay-Z, Party Arty & Grand Daddy I.U.)Best, ColemanBuckwild 5:24
9. "Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous"  Coleman, HallLord Finesse 3:22
10. "I Don't Understand It"  Coleman, LemayShowbiz 4:21
11. "Fed Up wit the Bullshit"  Coleman, HallLord Finesse 3:53
12. "Let 'Em Have It "L"  C.Rollins, ColemanCraig Boogie 3:58


  1. "Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous - Big L - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  2. "Street Buzz, Duets Fuel Sales Of Big L's The Big Picture". VH1. Archived from the original on 2013-08-10. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  3. "Lifestylez of da Poor & Dangerous Review". The Source. New York, New York: Source Publications (66). March 1995. ISSN 1063-2085.

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