Yeah you can. Im not claiming he made a significant impact on hiphop though. He didnt even make a dent, he did nothing. Sure he has hardcore fans like me, just like you seem to be a core Big L fan, but just cause I love his shit, dont mean its worth half a shit. Honestly, what seperates Big L from people like Joe Budden, Cassidy and Lloyd Banks? He isnt better than them, he really honestly isnt. Times have changed, so these artists sound a bit different, but if they were around in Ls time, im sure theyd sound similar. What makes L so much better than everyone? What makes him so significant and important? You cannot give a valid answer, which is why you guys always go on the defensive "Uh well, Budden hasnt either!" Thats not the point. Yall cant never let someone stand or fall on their own merits, its always gotta be in relation to the other persons favorites. I look at Big L and you guys, the same exact way you look at me and the way I like Buddens music. What makes 1 person more right than the other? The fact that L is dead, and its more popular belief on this site to call him a legend? Honestly, I doubt there is 50 thousand people that really give a fuck about Big L. If he dropped an album of ALL new material it wouldnt sell 100 thousand copies. He is not the beloved prince of hiphop you guys make him out to be, only on this site, because some people like him, and they force their opinions unto others.