Big L is legendary for a few reasons. His punchlines, his freestyles, and his legendary album Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous are the basis to his influence.

His aforementioned debut album was the Big L's introduction to much of the world, and, frankly, many weren't ready for it. He rapped about dark subject matter, and his effort was often overshadowed by legendary output like Nas' Illmatic and The Fugees' The Score.

But these days, Lifestylez is just as highly regarded as the best of '90s hip-hop, in the right circles at least. To celebrate the album's 20th birthday, we're going to enlighten you on some things you may not know about Livestyles ov da Poor & Dangerous.