L.'s specialty has always been braggadocio. However, in the later part of his career he has been more effective as a lover man, dropping seductive, pop-driven lyrics that appeal to the ladies. (After all, the L.L. does stand for "Ladies Love.") "Imagine That" and "You and Me," with Kelly Price, offer the steamy highlights.
When L. attempts to flex his vocal muscle, he achieves mixed results. He only comes strong on "Back Where I Belong," on which he lyrically rips apart Canibus (but how easy is that?), and "Ill Bomb," which was originally released on Funkmaster Flex and Big Kap's compilation, The Tunnel, earlier this year.
There is no denying that Uncle L. will be remembered as a rap legend. However, it might be more appropriate to toss a "one of the" in front of his silly G.O.A.T. acronym to accurately describe his place in hip-hop history.