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Big L

A member of Fat Joe's DITC crew, rapper Big L was born Lamont Coleman on May 30, 1974. He made his solo debut with 1995's Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous, scoring a series of underground hits including "No Endz, No Skinz," "Street Struck" and "Da Graveyard"; Big L's best-known effort, the single "Ebonics," followed on his own Flamboyant label in the summer of 1998. Around the same time, he joined the Bronx-based hip-hop supergroup DITC (Diggin' in the Crates), appearing on their single, "Dignified Soldiers." On the evening of February 15, 1999, Big L was shot and killed just blocks away from his Harlem home; he was just 24 at the time of his death. Both the DITC album Worldwide and the second Big L solo effort, The Big Picture, followed in 2000. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Track List: The Big Picture (Explicit)

1. The Big Picture (Intro)

2. Ebonics

3. Size Em Up

4. Deadly Combination (feat. Tupac Shakur)

5. 98 Freestyle

6. Holdin It Down (feat. Stan Spit, A.G. & Miss Jones)

7. The Heist

8. The Enemy (feat. Fat Joe)

9. Fall Back (feat. Kool G Rap)

10. Flamboyant

11. Casulties Of A Dice Game

12. Platinum Plus (feat. Big Daddy Kane)

13. Who You Slidin Wit (feat. Stan Spit)

14. Games (feat. Sadat X & Guru)

15. The Heist Revisited

16. The Triboro (feat. Fat Joe & Remy Martin)

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Track List: Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous

1. Put It On

2. Mvp

3. No Endz, No Skinz

4. 8 Iz Enuff

5. All Black

6. Danger Zone

7. Street Struck

8. Da Graveyard

9. Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous

10. I Don't Understand It

11. Fed Up Wit The Bullshit

12. Let 'em Have It "L"

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Rip
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yadig
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Has anyone listened to A FINESSE album. Big L was carrying the heat the torch if you will. Ahhhh .. I think of the hits we missed ,,, gone too soon
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The showers the only time you get your dick wet!!! Haha!!!
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Damn the greats always go early!! RIP BIG L
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That's good s**t. (2 Spammer a.taragonzo man....you ought to go run hide holmes)
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softpaw1
Brian. Yea he was good what a shame some gangster s**t he had those were the good old days back then the old English days 40and a blunt sht
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Jay Z is f**king horrid...
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Don't stop this is freaky! But if you read this and ignore it you will get bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen. This is so creepy because it actually works
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95 Freestyle pt 1 - Big L (rip) and Jay Z .. Best I've ever heard lyrically from Jay .. And I don't even consider him a dope MC on some real s**t he's not impressive but this s**t is ill .. Don't know why he expanded backward with skills.. Guess that wasn't his love over money.
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Best rapper hands down... all the best get killed that's a fact
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BIG L IS ILL....BRING THESE BEATS BACK!!!! 90S BABY.....L.A . . . . (213).....
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Man I'm from AL but big L all I listin to
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Would've been the best... 24 is too soon for anyone !
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It is way too hard to compare Big L, Pac and BIG. All three were in different categories in rap. It would not do any of them justice
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GOAT. Hands Down.
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one of the goats
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mfn ill
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One of best for sho! 90s hip hop the best hip hop era for reelz.
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Yeah f**k yeah big l was the truth R.I.P much luv from SAN ANTO TEXAS puro SOUTH EAST SIDE.
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THE GREATEST. FLAMBOYANT. RIP L.
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Rip big l u were great after the notorious and 2pac death
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Unless you were apart of the crews, or any clicks stepping. None of you know what and why L was killed. Their are more things not seen or heard. Big L is not better then Biggie. Jay Z is a different type of hop hopper.. he actually reminds me of umm. Ja-rule.. pretender of the streets. Jay Z, was always a coward n a p**sy. NAS gave him a shot, if you know the history clowing in QB, Bk heights Crown Heights. Or any area from Park slope up to Brownsville. You can hear some of these stories in Bigg
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Big L was a mad rapper boy!! He was cold
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thank you for the music big l
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civicrida109
REST IN PEACE BIG L
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Top Five Honestly, He Was A Better Rapper Than Jay Z, He Had Madd Bars, His Wordplay Is Crazy!
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a.barnes511
R.I.P to the family because his mother passed away a long time ago also, to me you was the G.O.A.T one of my favorite lines was "Everybody wanna be like Mike, but Mike wanna be like L."
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I want to hear Now or Never, that's one of his best songs
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Nice lyricist gone to early.Rip Big L!!
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Fed up
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Classic..hip hop Rip.Big L
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L was supposedly killed because he was mistaken for his twin brother. It wasn't supposed to be him. Regardless. Its another huge loss for real NYC hip hop RIP
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R.I.P BIG L YOU WILL BE MISSED!!! Supa DU PA?????
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araceliz2001 7 I bet u don't know s**t u probably just did your research on big L and think that u know wats up u have no idea
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He was better than big and Jay. Keep it 100
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Resurrect this dude ...Please.
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styrlen1971
Carol City
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Most of the best in Hip-Hop die early or get unrecognized .
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8 is not enough. This track should be pre requesite for any mc with a deal. AHH BIG L your forever missed in hip hop Where's the vault tracks Ditc drop it when you feel fit. Fan then fan today stay strong thanks to you and yours
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Shut up, i said allegedly!
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araceliz2001 7
You guys have no idea what went down. Stop acting like you kno s**t.
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If that was the case the Jay z would of killed Biggie, it makes no sense, thats what it is a rumor. BIg L brother was killed two years later, big L was killed for something his older brother allegedly said or did.
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Jay-z had nothing to do w/ Big L's death. He was murdered by someone in his crew.
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There is a rumor th ag jayz send someone to kill him cuz he was going to out shine him in rocka fella label he was about to sign before he got shot
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Rest In Peace Big L .
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silencealarm i n g
Most of the good rappers died before 2000
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Did Jay-z really kill Big L?
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Imagine how many hits he would have if he was still alive. We truly lost one of the greatest rapper to ever live. R. I. P Big L. Hope you're shredding above
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L was so fuckkn filthy! Timeless verses
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