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|Row 1 info = 1 August 2000
 
|Row 1 info = 1 August 2000
 
|Row 2 title = Recorded
 
|Row 2 title = Recorded
|Row 2 info = 1997-1998 at [[D&D Studios]] (NYC), Battery Studio (NYC), Horizon Studio, Alien Flyers, C Mo Greens, the Cutting Room (NYC) and Sony Studios (NYC)
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|Row 2 info = 1997-1998 at D&D Studios (New York City, New York)
 
|Row 3 title = Genre
 
|Row 3 title = Genre
 
|Row 3 info = [[Hip hop music|Hip hop]], [[East Coast hip hop]], [[underground hip hop]]
 
|Row 3 info = [[Hip hop music|Hip hop]], [[East Coast hip hop]], [[underground hip hop]]
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|Row 2 info = ''[[The Archives 1996-2000]]'' (2006)}}
 
|Row 2 info = ''[[The Archives 1996-2000]]'' (2006)}}
'''''The Big Picture''''' is the second and final studio album by American rapper [[Big L]], released in 2000 on [[Rawkus Records]] and [[Flamboyant Entertainment]]. The album was slated for a 1999 release, but it was delayed due to Big L's murder in early 1999. Recording sessions for the album primarily took place at D&D Studios in New York City during 1997 to 1998. The album features production work by [[DJ Premier]] [[Lord Finesse]], [[Pete Rock]] and [[Showbiz]], among others, and features vocal appearances from [[Fat Joe]], [[Guru]], [[A.G.]], [[Kool G Rap]], [[Big Daddy Kane]], [[Sadat X]], [[O.C.]], and [[Remy Ma]]as well as a posthumous verse by [[Tupac Shakur]]. The album features the popular single "[[Ebonics (Criminal Slang)|Ebonics]]" (which was the last single released while Big L was alive). A music video was made for the song "[[Holdin' It Down]]".
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'''''The Big Picture''''' is the second and final studio album by American rapper [[Big L]], released in 2000 on [[Rawkus Records]] and [[Flamboyant Entertainment]]. The album was slated for a 1999 release, but it was delayed due to Big L's murder in early 1999. Recording sessions for the album primarily took place at D&D Studios in New York City during 1997 to 1998. The album was produced by [[DJ Premier]], [[Ron Browz]], [[Ron G]], [[Lord Finesse]], [[Pete Rock]], [[Shomari]], [[Mike Heron]], [[Ysae]] and [[Showbiz]]. The album features the popular single "[[Ebonics (Criminal Slang)|Ebonics]]" (which was the last single released while Big L was alive). It features appearances from [[Fat Joe]], [[Guru]], [[A.G.]], [[Stan Spit]], Miss Jones, [[Kool G Rap]], [[Big Daddy Kane]], [[Sadat X]], [[O.C.]] and [[Remy Ma]], as well as a posthumous verse by [[Tupac Shakur]]. A music video was made for the song "[[Holdin' It Down]]".
   
The album peaked at #13 on the ''Billboard'' 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It sold 72,549 copies in the first week of sales. ''The Big Picture'' received generally positive reviews from music critics.
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It sold 72,549 copies in the first week of sales.
 
==Track listing==
 
==Track listing==
 
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|[[Big L]], [[Kool G Rap]]
 
|[[Big L]], [[Kool G Rap]]
 
|Coleman, Elite, Jackson, Wilson
 
|Coleman, Elite, Jackson, Wilson
|Shomari
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|[[Shomari]]
 
|2:49
 
|2:49
 
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|[[Big L]], [[Guru]], [[Sadat X]]
 
|[[Big L]], [[Guru]], [[Sadat X]]
 
|Coleman, Elam, Murphy, Southwell
 
|Coleman, Elam, Murphy, Southwell
|Ysae
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|[[Ysae]]
 
|4:32
 
|4:32
 
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[[Category:Albums produced by Lord Finesse]]
 
[[Category:Albums produced by Lord Finesse]]
 
[[Category:Albums produced by Pete Rock]]
 
[[Category:Albums produced by Pete Rock]]
[[Category:Albums produced by Showbiz]]
 
 
[[Category:East Coast hip hop albums]]
 
[[Category:East Coast hip hop albums]]
 
[[Category:Underground hip hop albums]]
 
[[Category:Underground hip hop albums]]
 
[[Category:Albums released posthumously]]
 
[[Category:Albums released posthumously]]
 
[[Category:Rawkus Records albums]]
 
[[Category:Rawkus Records albums]]
[[Category:Albums produced by Ron Browz]]
 

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