Big L & Jay-Z Freestyle (Full Version)

On February 23, 1995, Big L and Jay-Z left the mics smoking on Stretch and Bobbito’s Show. Until now, only seven minutes of this session circulated on the net. But thanks to DPG, here’s the full 10 minutes. Commentary included. Dig in ya pockets and pay homage.

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  • Haters are annoying–> Android, Mac Weasel, Lucas and others

    young jay z lol ..they both killed it

  • Casey Rain

    Mad fuckin props for this. Never knew there was a longer version.

  • London

    y isnt there a download link?????????????????

  • http://astardustem.wordpress.com Sess

    I REMEMBER THIS! ONE WORD CLASSIC !

  • bstep

    Big L. Vintage. Could have been the best of all time. Rest Easy L.

  • ethug

    i work with bobbito and had no clue that this was recorded on his show. this is one of my favorite displays of hip-hop ever.

  • Dreadstar

    Thanks for putting this up..Nigga Appreciate it. Smooth Beat classic Big L and jay. God Rest the Dead.

  • coco loco

    the download link http://hulkshare.com/hci5rk8kl5q6

    it was on the link RR put up DPG.

  • http://twitter.com/QuantumMusik Quantum Musik

    CLASSIC!

  • London

    coco loco tried to download but it downloaded corrupted :(
    help

  • Bob McAdoo

    Whew! This shit is off the chain!

    Do ya’ll think L or Hova would like this shit from PA rapper J. Monday called “Inhale the Weed” – http://bit.ly/cVHxGc

  • coco loco

    here you go, i uploaded to zshare LONDON…

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/8154584093d3080c/

  • tm103

    big L kills jay z tho real talk

  • sway-z

    Niggas need to cherish this shit, we ain’t never gonna get back to this, I’m positive of that….

  • Ignopais

    i used to hear this as a little kid/early teen, out of CONTEXT and always thought jay-z was inferior to big L. Now listening to this as a grown man, it seems the other way around.

  • tz

    @bstep

    no doubt man, on so many levels… i dunno how new rappers hear this shit and dont wanna end their lives

  • Ronnie-Moe

    I used to play this shit like 3-times a day back in the day. Big-L was lyrical excellence. Hands down one of the illest to ever do it.

  • yoyoyo

    but the extra three minutes don’t have any new rapping tho

  • pissed

    hahaha this is the joint I play for people that say Jay isn’t an real MC! Everyone knows in order to get on Stretch & Bobbito’s show back then, you HAD to be nice. Jay and Big L killed it!

  • Lu

    This is Jay-z at his best….Like seriously, this is classic shit…. Tell souljaboy,Drake and all these are “artists” to take notes

  • mac DIESEL

    JAY AND BIG L MURKED THIS!!!! U JUST COULDN’T MISS A BOBBITO & STRETCH SHOW!!!! I COULD ONLY IMGAINE WHERE BIG L WOULD BE AFTER SIGNIN’ WIT ROCAFELLA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Post no billz

    All i got for chicks is hard dick and bubble gum-big l.. This freestyle is soo infamous.. Big l bodied hov on this.. But hov went in too.. I miss hip hop like this..

  • yard_warrior

    This motherfuker Big L was niicceeeee….
    “I’m so ahead of my time, my parents havent met yet”….
    “Hot lead facelift”
    “In high school, stabbing teachers who gave me bad grades”
    …. so many
    Would still eat most of these rappers today….. the multi-syllabic delivery was tight, but not overdone like some other rappers..

    R.I.P. Big L

  • GTFO

    I used to Record this Bobbito & Streatch show on Cassette Tape. I still got the tapes. There will never be another underground show like it.

  • Nathaniel

    even though big l was spittin a written rhyme, the shit is just too nasty. and jay… butter smooth. nigga spread cream cheese all over the bagel, (pause). hahahaha

  • yard_warrior

    “All chicks aint shit, no such thing as Ms Right”

  • CaniBlog?

    ” Met up with L’s on the road to riches” HAHA Jay’s a fool for that one.

  • Man man man

    i gotta be honest this is why jay-z the best of all time basically to have rubbed shoulders with Big L, Biggie Smalls and around when tupac drama going on and jay still going no doubt he the best and this is comming from a hardcore eminem fan btw i bet you even ask em he’ll tell the same story id defo put em second thou

  • 106

    Jay had to follow that flow he had no chance.

  • JaY-SoN

    This is a prue classic no doubt Big L killed this shit easy..I wonder why Jay never shows love to Big L when he shows love to Pac and Biggie..

  • JERZZZ

    L Was dope, Had potential to be 1 of the greatest ever, but the good die young. R.I.P. Big L..
    This whole shit is ill though, Jay and L killed this, I miss Hip Hop, fuck.

  • Nathaniel

    jay had that one-of-a-kind flow way back in ’95. destined for greatness man. i could listen to this shit on repeat all day just playing in the back ground.

    big l had better punch lines than 95% of these punch line rappers today. smh…

    shit gave me chills. classic classic classic shit.

    “i’m tired too… fuck that” <—jay, lmao.

  • D

    timeless…

  • JDot

    Big L RIP. Never new there was a extra 3 min. Thanks for the hook up. Things dun changed…

  • Glasses Malone

    Man, where has hip hop gone since this?

  • ZoomZoom

    LIL WAYNE>>>>>>>>>>>>>> BIG L AND JAY-Z

  • ZoomZoom

    ^^ ITS LOCKED UP IN JAIL IT’LL BE BACK NOV 4TH

  • ELBINO JOE

    WATCH NIGGAS START SAYIN BIG L IS THE GREATEST!!! LOL….

  • ELBINO JOE

    HOW IS BIG L ONE OF THE BEST TO DO IT?? NO ONE HEARD OF HIM UNTIL HE DIED!!! I DONT GET IT..BIG L IS COOL BUT HE AINT NO LEGEND..RED MAN WAY BETTER THAN BIG L…GHOSTFACE WAY BETTER..KEITH MURRAY WAY BETTER..K SOLO WAY BETTER!!

  • scorpio

    HOVVVVVVVVVVVVV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • the One

    This should end all debates!

  • the One

    @Elbino Joe
    Your last comment really let’s us know about how much you know personally about hip hop… That was ignorance at it’s best!

  • smokeyou

    this is sick.. too bad big l’s isn’t a real freestyle. that has written all over it. hov killed it….

    this shit is eternal i rock the heavens well
    even if they wont let me in heaven, i raise hell… til its heaven

  • scorpio

    Jay- “Never come like a Nun”

  • HOOD

    as u can see jay-z been talkin all that illuminati shit before he blew up…. fuckin sellout house nigga

  • kurt

    CLASSIC !!!!!

  • ZoomZoom

    LIL WAYNE>>>>>>>>>> BIG L

    I POSTED THAT B4 AND YALL NIGGAZ STILL AINT GET MAD AT ME AND MAKE FUN OF ME WHATS GOING ON TODAY?

  • az5lyrics

    HOV THE G.O.A.T.

  • http://rapradar.com Ben

    i already have this in my collection. classic.

  • DOZEZ

    man this made my day…

  • Belize

    Damn. These were the days.
    Eazy, Biggie and Pac were still with us.
    Jay was untouchable and sounded so young. Big L couldn’t be fucked wit either.
    Hip-Pop hadn’t even been thought of yet. Rap was still that thing parents didn’t want their kids to hear.
    Classic, timeless, legendary…
    If I could go back to these days I would. :(
    Thanks BDot
    KEEP RESTIN IN PEACE BIG L…….HIP HOP MISSES YOU MORE THAN YOU’D THINK!

  • ZoomZoom

    THIS NIGGA @BELIZE CRYING AND SHIT

    BABY BABY BABY NOOOOOOOOOO! HAHA NIGGA YOU SOFT AS CHARMAN TOILET PAPER PUSSY HOLE

  • http://www.facebook.com/pyrosky Pyro

    YOOooOOoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This nigga L was the ILLESST!!

    R.I.P to my nigga Big L

  • Glasses Malone

    Hahaha, who the hell ain’t heard of Big L before? Go eat a dick.

  • B. Digital

    One word comes to mind…. Classic

  • No Sarcasm

    Big L rest in peace

  • gi joe

    BIG L R.I.P HOMIE! YOU GET MUCH LOVE FROM TEXAS!! WE FUX WITH WITH THIS HERE!!! THIS THAT REAL SHIT

  • a big fan

    jay z killed that shit

  • chosen

    I been here and heard it since the beginning from Rev Run and Big Daddy Kane to Drake and Kanye….Who would thought we’d have a 30 year run? We started as a fad and now the industry and pop world can’t live without us. We out lasted alternative, boy band era, 90′s country music, 80′s metal, disney teen pop….Hip-Hop although evolves still lives.

    90′s Hip Hop >>> 80′s Hip Hop >>>> 2000′s Hip Hop

    90′s = Biggie & Pac > Nas > Snoop > Wu Tang > N.W.A

    80′s = 1.LL Cool J
    2. RUN DMC
    3. Krs One
    4. Big Daddy Kane
    5. Eric B & Rakim
    6. Public Enemy
    7. De La Soul
    8. EPMD
    Honorable Mention: Queen Latifah, Beastie Boys

    2000- 2005 = 1. Eminem
    2. OutKast
    3. Jay-Z
    4. Nelly
    5. 50 Cent
    Honorable Mention: Ludacris

    2006-2010 = 1. Kanye West
    2. Lil Wayne
    3. T.I.

    2010 & Beyond? = 1. Kanye West
    2. Lil Wayne
    3. Eminem
    4. Drake
    5. Nicki Minaj
    6. J. Cole
    7. Kid Cudi
    8. Jay-Z
    9. Diggy
    10. Lupe Fiasco
    Honorable Mention: B.O.B

  • bgirl

    Big L = GOAT, this is so damn dope

  • AllBlackEverything

    @chosen
    Yeah bro, Diggy def better than Lupe.. (HAHAHA)
    Wow.. unreal.
    And Nicki ahead of J.Cole.

    Kanye is my favorite artist too man.. but just cause he says Nicki Minaj has the chance to be the greatest ever, doesn’t mean you have to listen.

  • daprim1

    the best right here…any nigga in this rap game better pay homage to this shit…word is bon…anyone beg to differ i will open hand smack a nigga RIP to one of the best lyricist to do it it BIG L WORD UP SON!

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    powerfulmusic

  • Black Shady

    @ZoomZoom ; trollin is so 2008 nigga. nobody gon get mad at u :D

    on topic ; BIG L killed it!!!!!

  • BLACK 777

    Real HIP HOP God :-)

  • Word

    @Black Shady

    Come on man, why did you mention him? Lol he was gonna get bored and troll somewhere else but now he gonna respond

  • DunkDonDaDa

    @ mac diesel no disrespect to big l but if he had lived after signin with the ROC he would have taken dame dash and camrons side and that would have set the stage for a HOV vs BIG L battle with every1 going back and fourth about who won just like jay and nas

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  • Bangers N Mash

    Wow this is amazing. Where did this go?

    “The rap game turned lame, when we first heard lil wayne, just cause these 12 year old girls went insane” – some underground toronto rapper I heard freestyle lol

    RIP Big L. Much, much respect. Hip hop misses ya.

  • B-Cat

    WTF HAPPENED TO JAY-Z? Where did his flow go?

  • lord sear

    classic

  • http://www.xtremeeagles.net crysis

    nahh not feeling the flow. freddie gibbs killed this beat much better.

  • Usual_Suspect

    Couldnt have said it better….”MY FAVORITE DISPLAY OF HIP-HOP EVER!”

  • Usual_Suspect

    what beat is this also???

  • Drock

    the most EPIC freestyle of all time!

  • NotoriousRambo

    I ALWAYS KNEW THIS WAS MORE TO THIS FREESTYLE CAUSE THE 7MIN ONE SEEMED TO JUST SUDDENLY CUT OFF THANKS TO PREMO WE GET THE REST OF IT I BEEN WAITING FOR OVER A DECADE :D

    GOD I MISS THE STRETCH & BOBBITO SHOW :( A TIME WHEN I ACTUALLY LISTENED TO THE RADIO WHO DOES THAT ANYMORE???

  • http://ackurate.bandcamp.com/ Diaz

    Heard this a couple times before nasty! Big L is a beast if hes not in your top 5 you are stupid or deaf. He had such an ill ass flow no beat is needed to make your head nod to this. What I gotta ask is was this really off the top? Or a classic “freestyle” cuz if it was off the top its not even fair.

  • UTD

    Respect big l

  • Jherb334

    Both of them niggas murdered dat!

  • LAtraffic

    Classic. Damn…where did the game make a wack ass left turn?

  • Slummy

    Whew! Even your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper has pulled SOMETHING from Big L. He truly was one of the greatest! Jay killed it too. But he couldnt hold candle to L. Classic shit right here…

  • bullfrog24

    its so refreshing to see people on rap radar not hating on one or the other.

    This is what hip hop is all about..both of them dudes went in.

  • A million things run thru my mind

    i love both deez dudes man……they both killed it…..classic 95 shit

  • damn

    daaamn BIG L RIP
    JAYZ RIP to what you used to be!

  • Cuttingsworth

    “I brought my man jay-z here”- Big L …. This is my favorite freestyle 2nd is Biggie an Em

  • TradeMark

    The greats 4real! Don’t get it twisted tho dudes been spittin writtens you heard so don’t knock it

  • JCM

    This should be on everyone’s Ipod. This is one of the most memorable freestyle’s that came out of WKCR. Bobbito & Stretch are a big part of Hip Hop history. Even though the extended version doesn’t have new rhymes it’s the talking that makes it that much more special. Jay Z talking about the drama at the party they were just at and mentioning his distribution deal take you right back to 1995. I miss the 90′s!

  • No way

    Big L destroyed Jay. Not even close. Jay sounds like hes nervous. If they battled Jay would have lost.

  • HipHop111

    which lines are new sounds same to me

  • Haters

    People who are dead are all the best to you people because they diued and you all have some stories of how they would have been the best… and still run rap… face facts, if someone dies, what they could have been dont matter, yes Big L was good, but you cant compare 2 albums with 11… BIG was great you still cant companre 2 albums with 11… when Jay Z dies, and the MEdia says he was the best, God fearing and thee GOAT you all will be saying the same… what a pity…

  • dunny

    WHAT THE FUCK BEAT IS THIS???????

  • Mescaline

    That real shit…. Love it..

  • A

    they both kill it
    fantastic

  • http://www.freedombombers.blogspot.com remkah

    yo where is the download link ???!!!!

  • clay baybay

    in the beginning tha godds created tha heavens and tha earth, then big L fuckin wrecked all that shit! RIP Big L

  • http://www.itstimerecords.com je mo kun

    big l = dopest voice in hip hop period. nobody will ever sound like big l.

  • alexmena

    jay z kills this, he says the most random shit! big l uses lines from other songs

  • hip hop fan

    who ever saying that L killed Hov, well your right but only because L used lyrics from some of his songs whereas Jays verses were a genuine freestyle.

  • red-E

    y do people say who killed it they’re both wicked emcees, you should just respect them both and appreciate the music they make cos Ur not gonna hear anything like this these days piece x

  • aTLAS

    this guys are the best i respect 4ever

  • phathom

    first time hearing the whole version, preciate it.
    just saw ur comment zoom, and the comment is idiotic, im sayin the comment cuz it sounds like u did this on purpose, so ima let u slide.
    oh ya, L > hov ! back then and wuld be now.

  • Gary

    damn, ive been into rap for awhile but only just now getting to the old school shit esp L. this is fucking amazing, just listening over and over and laughing my ass off on this. no one’s as nice as Big L was for real! show me someone who can compete with this shit. <3 much love for this. this is my favorite Jay Z shit too. hit you like biggida bam bam biggida bam…,let me take a breath…god damn << lmfao

  • Simon

    The beat is dope

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  • http://www.theswagchannel.com ThisThatShit

    dirrrty stuff that was ill, big ups 2 both rappers

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  • http://[email protected] Cassetted

    Isn’t this from 1997? Jay was talking about how his new album, In My Lifetime Vol. 1, just dropped. And that came out in November ’97.

  • DJScope

    @ZoomZoom nobody cares, B.

  • M. Dogg

    can somebody put up a download… again??? all of the older links don’t work anymore

  • J Hova

    gimme those, gimme this, gimme that, fuck that!

    J. Hova’s flow can’t be fucked with. L killed it too.

  • tom

    back in the day.

  • Big L

    Yeah I killed it, definitely, but fair nuff Jay-Z was smokin’ some crack before the session so you know how that be.. He’s a clown, keep it real all y’all still playin’ my shit and sayin’ I’m the greatest.

    peace

  • Heissy

    Big L is the greatest of all time!

  • bstep

    Ah back when Hov was hungry and actually rapped. No “uh’s” to finish off his bars. Anyway, Gotta appreciate the artform from both of these cats. Two of the greatest ever.

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