Thanks to the fine folks over at T.R.O.Y. and Big L Online, we have, in full 320kbps glory, the original demos for both Big L’s Let ‘Em Have It L and No Endz, No Skinz, both of which can be found on Mr. Lamont’s critically-acclaimed debut (and my personal top 5 albums of all time), Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous. The story behind these is that the original demos / reels were thought to have been destroyed in a fire in legendary Jazz Jay’s studio back in ’93, but mysteriously turned up about two years ago.
What really matters most is that these two missing pieces of Hip-Hop history have resurfaced and were painstakingly remastered to give us the best quality possible. Recently, Freestyle Records released and shipped these out on a double vinyl pack in extremely limited numbers (word on the curb is 400 copies), but at the absurd price of $85. As much as I’d like to help support and maintain L’s legacy and estate, my malnourished pockets cannot come to such terms. However, if you can afford these, don’t pass up on the opportunity! Besides, vinyl trumps FLAC. Both demos are produced by Showbiz, whereas the album version of Give It To ‘Em… was produced by Craig Boogie. The .zip file also contains instrumentals to both tracks. Big shouts to Big Sleep! For more info and history behind these two tracks, visit this link.
DOWNLOAD: Big L Demos W/ Instrumentals