Big L

Big L

Real Name:
Lamont Coleman
* May 30, 1974 (New York, USA)
† February 15, 1999 (New York, USA)

Harlem - New York City based hip-hop MC and a member of the D.I.T.C. crew.

He was shot and killed in Harlem on the night of February 15, 1999, just blocks away from his home. He was only 24 years old at the time of his death.

Big L Discography


CT 53795 Big L Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (Album) Columbia CT 53795 US 1994 Sell This Version
RWK-1178 Big L The Big Picture (1974 - 1999) (Album) Rawkus RWK-1178 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Big L featuring AG Big L featuring AG - Live From Amsterdam(CD, Album) Not On Label none US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CAS 5467, CAS 5467-S1 Big L Devil's Son Columbia, Columbia CAS 5467, CAS 5467-S1 US 1993 Sell This Version
44 77894 Big L MVP (Maxi, Single) Columbia 44 77894 US 1995 Sell This Version
CAS 7384 Big L Street Struck Columbia CAS 7384 US 1995 Sell This Version
ACD 77728, ACD 77728-S1 Big L Put It On (Single, Maxi) Columbia ACD 77728, ACD 77728-S1 US 1994 Sell This Version
FB-139 Big L Ebonics / Size 'Em Up (Single) Flamboyant Entertainment FB-139 US 1998 Sell This Version
FB-140, none Big L We Got This / The Heist / Day One '99 Flamboyant Entertainment, Magnum Management Inc. FB-140, none US 1999 Sell This Version
BDS-811 Big L.*, McGruff*, I-Born, CL Smooth* / Buckshot, Kasino Big L.*, McGruff*, I-Born, CL Smooth* / Buckshot, Kasino - NY Freestyle / Throw It Up(12") The Union Label BDS-811 USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
RWK-228 Big L Flamboyant (Single) Rawkus RWK-228 US 2000 Sell This Version
RWK-268P Big L Holdin' It Down (Single) Rawkus RWK-268P US 2000 Sell This Version
COR 1974 Big L Deadly Combination Corleone Entertainment COR 1974 US 2000 Sell This Version
RWK-274P Big L Platinum Plus Rawkus RWK-274P US 2001 Sell This Version
OJZ 1003 Royal Flush, Big L, Kool G Rap, Ma Barker Royal Flush, Big L, Kool G Rap, Ma Barker - Double Up(12") Official Jointz Recordings OJZ 1003 US 2002 Sell This Version
WLE-005 Big L / OC* & AG Big L / OC* & AG - Raw And Ready / Chase Game(12") Wild Life Entertainment WLE-005 US 2004 Sell This Version
FP7782, FP7783 Showbiz Presents: Big L / Silky Black Showbiz Presents: Big L / Silky Black - Double Pack(12" + 12" + Ltd, Num) Freestyle Records (3), Freestyle Records (3) FP7782, FP7783 US 2010 Sell This Version


FBE 111 Big L 139 & Lenox (Comp) Flamboyant Entertainment FBE 111 US 2010 Sell This Version
SMC462 Big L Return Of The Devils Son (Album, Comp) Distrolord Inc. SMC462 US 2010 Sell This Version

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October 25, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
right with u 'im2bad4ya. Big L haws been one of the most influential mcs in my hip hop life. togther with the worlds best underground Djs, mcs and producers Big L has produced some of the finest verses and styles the hip hop game has ever seen. again we should not mourn the death death of Big L but celebrate his fukin sick style that has left every dedecated hip hop listener (excluding the gay arse mtv hip hop and R&B artists who have left the game and their fans to get more rich) nodding their heading in amazment of his lines. ie

'the Big L's back to attack with a fat rap
madda fact black im puttin Harlem on the map
watsup cos im a stiggity star
breakin them up and taken their heart
you bedda believe that Big L is the man that will be rippen the microphone apart'

yeh brother


February 15, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Today marks the 6-year anniversary of the death of one of the most talented MCs to every have his vocal chords processed through a microphone: Lamont Coleman aka Big L. Although the majority of his fans knew him after his death, Big L always had the talent that should have made him a certified legend, along with the ranks of living legends such as Jay-Z and Nas. Big L had a unique voice and razor sharp metaphores that would verbally kill, whether on tracks, battles, or freestyles. It is believed that he was killed because of another crew who had beef with his brother Big Lee, who at the time was incarcerated, so Big L was killed in retaliation. Some time later after his release, Big Lee would eventually be killed on the same street as his brother on 139th & Lenox. Anyone who has not heard Big L should buy his album 'Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous.' Let's not mourn the death of Big L, but celebrate the life he lived, the lyrics he's blessed us with, and the inspiration he has given to many future MC's.

'What's this motherfuckin rap game without L?
Yo, that's like jewels without ice
That's like China without rice
or the Holy Bible without Christ
or the Bulls without Mike
or crackheads without pipes
The Village without dykes
or hockey games without fights'
-Big L

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