Big L f/ Terra, Buddah Bless, Big Twan, Killa Kam, Trooper J. & Mike Boogie “8 Iz Enuff”

Big L “No Endz, No Skinz”

Big L “Principle of the New School”

Thought to have been entirely lost in the fire that destroyed Jazzy Jay’s BX studio in 1993, a handful of Big L recordings from late ’91 and early ’92 were discovered to have actually survived. Though never formally shopped to Columbia (according to Showbiz) these tapes include the OG versions of LODP&D’s “No Endz, No Skinz” and “Give It To ’Em, L” (released this past year by via Freestyle Records), and the posse extravaganza “8 Iz Enuff” featuring Cam’Ron and other Harlem rhyme luminaries (from Herb McGruff’s The Demo EP on One Leg Up Records). With its chirping jazz horns and undeniable uptown bounce, the previously unreleased, Show-produced “Principle of the New School” captures that vintage D.I.T.C. flavor something lovely.

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