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Big L


An associate of Body fat Joe’s DITC team, rapper Big L was created Lamont Coleman on, may 30, 1974. He produced his single debut with 1995’s Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Harmful, scoring some underground strikes including “No Endz, No Skinz,” “Road Struck” and “Da Graveyard”; Big L’s best-known work, the solitary “Ebonics,” adopted by himself Flamboyant label in the summertime of 1998. Around once, he became a member of the Bronx-based hip-hop supergroup DITC (Diggin’ within the Crates), showing up on their solitary, “Dignified Troops.” Around the night of Feb 15, 1999, Big L was shot and wiped out just blocks from his Harlem house; he was simply 24 during his death. Both DITC recording Worldwide and the next Big L single effort, THE PICTURE AS A WHOLE, adopted in 2000.

Quick Facts

Full Name Big L
Died February 15, 1999, New York City, New York, United States
Height 1.73 m
Profession Rapper
Education Julia Richman High School
Parents Charles Davis, Gilda Terry
Siblings Donald Phinazee, Leroy Phinazee
Music Groups Diggin' in the Crates Crew, Children of the Corn
Music Songs Put It On, Street Struck, Deadly Combination, '98 Freestyle, Ebonics, Da Graveyard, No Endz, No Skinz, Platinum Plus, Danger Zone, MVP, 8 Iz Enuff, Size 'Em Up, Let ’em Have It “L”, Big L & Jay-Z Freestyle, I Don’t Understand It, All Black, Holdin' It Down, Fed Up With the Bullshit, Casualties of a Dice Game, Flamboyant, Devil's Son, How Will I Make It, Sandman 118, The Enemy, The Heist, The Triboro, Who You Slidin' Wit', The Heist Revisited, Poor & Dangerous, Games Females Play, We Got This, Stretch and Bobbito Show '95
Albums Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, The Big Picture, Harlem's Finest – A Freestyle History, Big L: The Archives 1996–2000, 139 & Lenox, Return of the Devil's Son, The Danger Zone, L Corleone, Devil's Son EP (From the Vaults), Live from Amsterdam

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1 Lamont started his career in 1990, when he was in a group called Three the Hard Way, but he left because the other members didn't take it seriously. He later formed a group called Children of the Corn with a couple of emcees (Killa "Cam'Ron" Cam, Murda Mase, McGruff, and Bloodshed) from a local hip-hop crew called Caged Fury.
2 Had a deal with Jay Z and was about to sign with Roc-A-Fella with his friends McGruff and C-Town. The trio had plans to form a group called the Wolfpack. Its members were supposed to be McGruff, C-Town, L, and Jay-Z. However, L was murdered a couple of days before they were supposed to close the deal.
3 Worked on a second Columbia/SME album in 1996, after "Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous." Three tracks ("Now or Never," "Hit It," and "Games Females Play") were released on the complication album "The Archives: 1996-2000." the album was never finished because L left Columbia/SME the same year.
4 Recorded a song called "Deadly Combination" with verses by Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G..
5 Recorded with Jay Z.
6 Big L started his career with fellow Harlemites Cam'ron, Mase, and Bloodshed.
7 Was a freestyle hip-hop emcee.
8 Recorded for Columbia/SME Records and Rawkus/MCA/Universal Records.
9 Was a member of the famed D.I.T.C. crew.
10 Was a Gemini.



Venus and Serena 2012 Documentary writer: "I'm Ready" - as Derek Lamont Coleman
Transporter 3 2008 writer: "Set It on Fire"
Hak hap 1996 writer: "The Enemy" - as L. Coleman

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1 There's a difference between confidence and being cocky, and I'm real confident, because I know what I'm capable of.

1 His voice

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