The Big Picture
Studio album by Big L
August 1, 2000
( New York City, New York)
East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop, underground hip hop
Rawkus / Flamboyant Entertainment
DJ Premier, Ron Browz, Ron G, Lord Finesse, Pete Rock, Shomari, Mike Heron, Ysae, Showbiz
Big L chronology
is the second and final studio (and first posthumous) album by American rapper The Big Picture Big L. The album was slated for a 1999 release, but due to L's murder, the album was posthumously released on August 1, 2000 on Rawkus Records. Recording sessions for the album took place primarily at D&D Studios in New York City, New York during 1997 to 1998. The album was produced by DJ Premier, Ron Browz, Ron G, Lord Finesse, Pete Rock, Shomari, Mike Heron, Ysae, and Showbiz. The Big Picture features appearances from Fat Joe, Guru, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane and 2Pac. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in October 2000. 
It sold 72,549 copies in the first week.
Critical reception [ edit ]
The Big Picture has received universal widespread critical acclaim from music critics. M.F. DiBella of Allmusic gave the album three out of five stars. RapReviews' Steve Juon gave the album eight out of ten stars.   gave the album three and a half stars out of five. Many say that it is one of the most underrated Rolling Stone hip hop albums of all time. 
Content [ edit ]
"The Enemy", featuring fellow New York rapper Fat Joe, talks about the
NYPD in a bad way, "criticizing its provoking and shady ways", according to April Park of the . Riverfront Times 
Track listing [ edit ]
"The Big Picture"
Lamont Coleman, Christopher Martin
DJ Premier 2:59
"Ebonics (Criminal Slang)"
Ron Browz 3:21
"Size ’Em Up"
(featuring 2Pac) Coleman, Ronald Bowser,
Tupac Shakur Ron G
Lord Finesse 2:09
"Holdin' It Down"
(featuring A.G., Miss Jones & Stan Spit) Andre Barnes, Coleman,
Peter Phillips, Stan Draton, Tarsha Jones
Pete Rock 4:39
(featuring Fat Joe) Coleman,
Joseph Cartagena, Martin DJ Premier
(featuring Kool G Rap) Coleman, James Elite,
Nathaniel Wilson, Shomari Jackson Shomari
Bobby Ervin, Coleman, Gail Farrell, Mickael Heron
"Casualties of a Dice Game"
(featuring Big Daddy Kane)
Antonio Hardy, Coleman, Martin DJ Premier
"Who You Slidin' Wit"
(featuring Stan Spit) Coleman, Draton, Phillips
(featuring Guru & Sadat X) Coleman,
Derek Murphy, Keith Elam, Leroy Southwell Ysae
"The Heist Revisited"
Robert Hall Lord Finesse
(featuring Fat Joe, O.C. & Remy Ma) Coleman, Cartagena,
Omar Credle, Reminisce Mackie, Rodney Lemay
Personnel [ edit ]
The Big Picture adapted from Allmusic. 
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end chart [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "American album certifications – Big L – The Big Picture". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . April 25, 2011 If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
^ Berry, Jahna (August 11, 2000). "Street Buzz, Duets Fuel Sales of Big L's . The Big Picture" . Vh1 MTV Networks. Archived from the original on October 30, 2011 . Retrieved . October 30, 2011
^ a b DiBella, M.F. "Review: The Big Picture - Big L". . Allmusic Rovi Corporation . Retrieved . April 28, 2011
^ a b Juon, Steve (August 7, 2000). "Feature for August 6th, 2000 - Big L's "The Big Picture. "" RapReviews . Retrieved . April 28, 2011
^ a b "Big L: The Big Picture: Music Reviews". . RealNetworks. August 22, 2000. Archived from Rolling Stone the original on May 14, 2008 . Retrieved . August 27, 2011
^ "Big L: . The Big Picture: Flamboyant/Rawkus" . October 2000. Vibe
^ Park, April (September 13, 2000). "Big L: . The Big Picture (Rawkus/Flamboyant)" Riverfront Times . Retrieved . February 5, 2012
^ "The Big Picture - Big L". . Allmusic Rovi Corporation . Retrieved . April 25, 2011
^ Credits: The Big Picture at AllMusic. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
^ "Chart Log UK: Darren B – David Byrne". & MusicWeek . Zobbel.de UKChartPlus . Retrieved . December 4, 2011
^ "Big L – Chart history" for Big L. Retrieved April 28, 2016. Billboard 200
^ " Big L – Chart history" for Big L. Retrieved April 28, 2016. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
^ "2000 Year-End Charts – Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard . Retrieved . April 28, 2016
^ "American album certifications – Big L – The Big Picture". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . May 16, 2011 If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
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