Rest in Peace Lamont Coleman

Lamont Coleman a.k.a. Big L was born in Harlem, NY. He rose to underground fame after his debut album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous was released in 1995. His second album was supposed to be released in 1999. But because of his murder, the album was posthumously released on August 1, 2000.

 

Big L was found dead at 8:35 pm of February 15th, 1999. He was 24 years old and died from fatal gunshot wounds.

 

Known for his witty, literary, lyrical style Coleman appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough in 1999 and was scheduled to sign with Roc-A-Fella records. His second album The Big Picture was certified gold a month after it was released.

 

Big L, Gone but never forgotten

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