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Big L – Work pt. 2 f. Gang Starr x 8 Iz Enuff (Demo Version)

blame it on JES7 May 22, 2011

Dealing with posthumous albums from a legendary artist is a shaky subject most times because you really don’t know the motives behind the person / group who is distributing the product. Judging by what history tells us, the majority of the time it’s simply to make a quick buck, which is a little unsettling considering that this could potentially tarnish said artist’s legacy. While I don’t exactly know what the motives were behind L’s second posthumous album, Return of the Devil’s Son, I do know that I was very upset to find out that at least 95% of that “album” which claimed to have unreleased and / or unheard material was quite the polar opposite; instead, they covered this up by “cleverly” renaming some of the songs.

So I’m sure you could imagine my hesitations when I heard L’s brother, Donald Phinazee was putting out yet another album titled Danger Zone. I did a little research and downloaded a copy before I let my fingers do the shopping and I’m glad I did. While most of the material really can’t be considered “unreleased” per say, I can say that they did a pretty good job at restoring them. Some of these joints I’ve had a chance to hear, although in really shitty sound quality. It’s definitely recommended if you’re an L fan or a 90s purist, and can be pre-ordered now at Amazon with a May 31st release date. Here are two songs from the LP: Work pt. 2 is obviously a Gang Starr song with a Big L verse, and the 8 Iz Enuff (Demo Version) was previously available on Herb McGruff’s The Demo EP if you had eighty-five fucking dollars to spend on it. Fuck outta here! The demo version featured a different Buckwild beat with the same line up of MCs: Terra, Herb McGruff, Buddha Bless, Big Twan, Killa Kam, Trooper J, & Mike Boogie.

DOWNLOAD: Gang Starr – Work pt. 2 f. Big L

DOWNLOAD: Big L – 8 Iz Enuff (Demo Version) f. Terra, Herb McGruff, Buddha Bless, Big Twan, Killa Kam, Trooper J, & Mike Boogie

  • Damn!! Big L Forever. R.I.P.

  • real talk

    i miss the fuckin 90s. nuff said

  • Ali

    yeah man that sh!t was a mad dissapointment, and i’d been waitin on it for YEARS, ever since they announced Eminem gonna be doing some beats on it, only to get the albu n find i had every song off it already, but yeah it didn’t make me any less of an L fan it jus got me more piss’d off at the people behind it ruining a great legacy, this is interesting tho, will check it out…

  • Patrick

    kinda suck for anyone that already has these tracks.

    expected something really unreleased this time, but no, it’s the same things that are around the internet since his death.

  • ricardo

    @patrick..I rather cop the same joints again remastered or not than rock out to any khalifa, wacka flocka or any other bitch made rappers these days…Emcees are slowly fading and they should form together and exterminate these jackasses, shouts to GHOSTFACE KILLAHHHHHHHH

  • Harvey S

    What the fuck is a Wacka Flocka? Shit sounds like an African masturbation technique.

    Anyhow, Big L music in any quantity is always welcome in my house.

  • King Kong Bundy

    is that the only picture they could find i mean damn lol

  • 90’s Forever

    the internet and free music lowered the bar for MC’s drastically.. i just still cant believe people like soulja boy, lil b, fozzie bear *lol*, etc. even have had a glimpse a fame its just re-fuckin-diculous

    -not anything related to this post, just a thought..

  • You

    Lil B>>>>>>Big L. Not even close.

  • red (You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.)

    I’d rather listen to Wiz Khalifa AND Big L then box myself in. Different music for different situations you know?
    General Tso Chicken may be good but I don’t want it 7 days a week.

  • HoesOnMyDickCuzILookLikeKenMasters

    You must choose a side Red. Get in that fuckin’ box.

  • Haha damnnnnn….I forgot Cam’ron was on “8 iz Enuff” … Killa Kam = Cam’ron

  • ricardo

    @Harvey S…wacka flocka is a rapper, go beat off in africa

  • WakaFan?

    @ricardo Lol rapper… I don’t know.

  • g

    BIG L!

  • Harvey S

    I’ll masturbate your mum with a butcher knife you dumb cunt.