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R.I.P. Lamont “Big L” Coleman (May 30th, 1974 – February 15th, 1999)

Posted in News with tags , , , on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by Tim Althaus

February has always been a tough month for the art form of Hip-Hop; not only did J Dilla and Big Pun pass in February, but this month also saw the demise of Big L: one of the greatest emcees of all-time. It seems like the youngest people with the most amount of talent are always the first ones to go, and in Big L’s case, it’s no different. Although he didn’t have a long illustrious career in the rap game, many people still consider him to be one of the greatest emcees to have ever graced the mic. At the time of his death, it was rumored that Big L was in the process of signing to Roc-A-Fella records with Jay-Z and other members as a group called The Wolfpack.

There’s no telling what would have happened if Big L would have never been killed; would Jay-Z still be considered the greatest emcee of all-time? Would I be considering Elzhi the sickest rapper in the game? Who knows… but I can assure you that Mr. Coleman would be amongst the ranks of the most relevant rappers in this or any generation. Big L only released two studio albums while he was alive, and to this day, they both remain classics in the eyes of Hip-Hop heads around the world.

“Everybody keep your L up like that, and it don’t mean lazy motherfucker either”


Big L Documentary, Street Struck: The Big L Story, Coming Soon

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , on Monday, August 31, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Now this is what I am talking about. It’s about time someone decided to make a movie about Big L. The dude is a legend in the game, and if he was with us right now he would probably be strong holding everyone. There will be a documentary coming out called Street Struck: The Big L Story, and I can assure you that it will be good. This is the trailer, and it has a lot of people that knew Big L, as well as people that were influenced by him. It’s definitely great to see Jin in the movie, I haven’t seen him forever but he’s incredibly dope. I can assure you I will be making the purchase when this comes out.

R.I.P. Big L

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R.I.P. Big L (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999)

Posted in News, Video with tags , on Monday, February 16, 2009 by Tim Althaus

big-l The month of February is a sorrowing time for the history of Hip-Hop. We lost James Yancey (Dilla) 3 years ago, and we also lost Big L (Lamont Coleman) 10 years ago yesterday. Many people to this day regard Big L as one of the greatest freestyle emcees of all time and many say that if he was still here would be a modern day legend. He was only able to officially release one album entitled Lifestylez ov Da Poor & Dangerous which had two hits that cracked the billboard top 25. He did have a second album titled The Big Picture which was released posthumasly in 2000 after he died, but many say that Lifestylez was his shining gem as an artist.

The thing that saddens me the most is that Big L was just weeks away from signing with the Roc-A-Fella camp when he died. I can’t even begin to fathom what could have happened if Big L was rhyming over Just Blaze & Kanye West beats, I don’t think that there would be a better emcee in the game right now that’s for sure. Big L had some of the nastiest punchlines and the best story telling that anyone had ever heard at the time. It’s truly a shame that the good die young. Big L was only twenty four years old, he had a long career ahead of him with many accolades he could have accomplished. I’m sure that Big L and Dilla are up in heaven making some of the dopest music anyone has ever heard.