Royce da’ 5’9″ has spoken: he thinks that Big L is a better lyricist than Jay Z.

Appearing on Scoop B Radio Overtime, Royce broke it down, stating that Big L was very underrated.

 “Criminally underrated,” Royce da’ 5’9″ told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. 

“I think Big L was better than Jay Z at that time, just in my opinion. Let me know if y’all disagree because we can argue.”

Biggie, Jay Z, and Nas were in terms of albums were the first albums that I was able to appreciate from a technical, lyrical, standpoint. I’ve always been influenced by Redman, Ras Kass, the Helter Skelter album was a big album in my household. D.O.C. is a criminally slept on emcee out of the west coast. I think had he not had that accident he shoots to top three easily, Big L.”

Hear what else Royce told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson via their Interview on Scoop B Radio.