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Big L

American rapper

Big L

American rapper
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birthday
30th
May, 1974
Death
15th
February, 1999
Birth Place
New York City, U.S.
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), known professionally as Big L, was an American rapper and songwriter.
Emerging from Harlem in New York City in the early to mid-1990s, Coleman became well known amongst underground hip-hop fans for his freestyling ability. He was eventually signed to Columbia Records, where, in 1995, he released his debut album, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous. On February 15, 1999, Coleman was shot nine times by an unknown assailant, in East Harlem, New York, his hometown. He died from his injuries.
Noted for his use of wordplay, multiple writers at AllMusic, HipHopDX and The Source have praised Coleman for his lyrical ability, and he has also been described as “one of the most auspicious storytellers in hip-hop history.” Regarding Coleman’s legacy in an interview with Funkmaster Flex, Nas claimed “[Coleman] scared me to death. When I heard [his performance at the Apollo Theater] on tape, I was scared to death. I said, ‘Yo, it’s no way I can compete if this is what I gotta compete with.'”

Also Known As

L Corleone

Associated Acts

Children of the Corn Diggin' in the Crates Crew

Birth Name

Lamont Coleman

Genres

Hip hop

Labels

Columbia Sony Rawkus Priority Flamboyant

Occupations

Rapper songwriter

Years Active

1992 1999

Name

Big L

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