BIG L Dies 25 years ago


On February 15, 1999, the world lost a true rap legend. Lamont “Big L” Coleman, a talented and influential rapper from Harlem, New York, was tragically taken from us at the young age of 24. Today, we remember and honor the life and legacy of this remarkable artist.

Who was Lamont “Big L” Coleman?

Lamont Coleman, better known by his stage name Big L, was a rapper and member of the hip-hop group Diggin' in the Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.). He rose to prominence in the 1990s with his unique flow, clever wordplay, and gritty storytelling. Big L was known for his lyrical prowess and his ability to paint vivid pictures with his words.



Big L's Impact on the Rap Game

Despite his untimely death, Big L's impact on the rap game cannot be overstated. He was a true wordsmith, known for his intricate rhyme schemes and complex metaphors. His influence can be heard in the work of many artists who came after him, including Jay-Z, Eminem, and Big Pun.

Big L's debut album, "Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous," is considered a classic in the genre. It showcased his incredible talent and cemented his status as one of the greatest lyricists of all time. Songs like "Put It On" and "MVP" are still celebrated as hip-hop anthems to this day.

BIG L RIP 25 Years Ago

Remembering Big L

Big L's legacy lives on through his music and the impact he had on the rap community. His untimely death was a tragic loss for the world of hip-hop, but his influence continues to inspire new generations of artists.

Today, on the 25th anniversary of his passing, let us take a moment to remember and celebrate the life of Lamont "Big L" Coleman. His contributions to the rap game will never be forgotten, and his music will continue to inspire and entertain for years to come.

Rest in peace, Big L. Your legacy lives on.

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