Born Lamont Coleman, best known for his stage name Big L. He is on the list of one of the most talents artists in history who’s life was taken way too soon. He is joined on the list with some of the greatest ever in Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Big L was an American recording artist who was best known for his Rap style and hip hop music style. He was raised in Harlem, New York.
Big L was killed back on February 15th, 1999 in a drive by shooting. His murderer has never been found, although police have received various tips throughout the years. The murder of Big L is still an unsolved mystery. A mere few months later Gerald Woodley his childhood friend and confidant was arrested for his murder, though he was later released. Big L was more than a rapper he was a visionary, a year before his murder he founded and formed his own entertainment label called Flamboyant Entertainment, which was his own indie label. He career and life were incredibly short lived, and he has been named by various magazines, and entertainment moguls as one of the best MCs of all time.
He was also voted the most underrated lyricist of all time. So many members of the rap and music community have sent a ton of praise towards Big L, including the likes of Kanye West, and Lord Finesse. Multiple artists over the years have paid a ton of tribute to his legacy, as some feel he is the most underappreciated artist of all time. Some say he was the godfather for creating the horrorcore genre of hip hop back in 1992.
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