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The Source Remembers Big L On His 47th Birthday

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The Source sends a birthday salute to a legend in the game whose life was cut short. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born on this day in 1974, Lamont Coleman aka “Big L” was born in Harlem and became one of the biggest artists to represent Harlem World in Hip Hop. One of the members […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Big L Dropped His Debut Album ‘Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous’ 26 Years Ago

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On this date twenty-six years ago, Big L dropped his debut and only full-length studio album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous on Columbia Records. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Aside from, eloquently stated by The Source Magazine at the time, “[coming] with ill animated lyrics, combined with metaphors that stun; a combo sure to […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Ma$e Drops His ‘Harlem World’ LP 23 Years Ago

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On this date in Hip-Hop history, Harlem icon Ma$e released his sophomore album Harlem World on the Bad Boy/Arista imprint. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information A millennial piece of uptown Hip Hop history post the shooting death of rap giant Big L, Harlem World helped usher in a new era of Hip Hop in Harlem. Prior […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Big L’s Debut Album ‘Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous’ Turns 25 Years Old!

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On this date, a quarter-century ago, Big L dropped his debut and only full-length studio album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous on Columbia Records. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Aside from, eloquently stated by The Source Magazine at the time, “[coming] with ill animated lyrics, combined with metaphors that stun; a combo sure to […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Ma$e Drops His ‘Harlem World’ LP 22 Years Ago

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On this date in Hip-Hop history, Harlem icon Ma$e released his sophomore album Harlem World on the Bad Boy/Arista imprint. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information A millennial piece of uptown Hip Hop history post the shooting death of rap giant Big L, Harlem World helped usher in a new era of Hip Hop in Harlem. Prior […]

The Source Remembers Big L on His 45th Birthday

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The Source sends a birthday salute to a legend in the game whose life was cut short. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born on this day in 1974, Lamont Coleman aka “Big L” was born in Harlem and became one of the biggest artists to represent Harlem World in Hip Hop. One of the members […]

5 Out Of Bounds NBA Name Drops In Rap Songs

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There’s nothing that rappers like to compare themselves to more (other than maybe international drug lords) than NBA superstars. There are literally thousands of references to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James scattered throughout discographies from all over the country which won’t really make anyone stop and rewind the track, because in an art […]

5 Times Hip-Hop Artists Referenced Friday The 13th

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Well it’s Friday the 13th once again and while it’s not as dark and spooky as Halloween night, it’s still a good excuse to invite someone over for “Netflix and Kill” and kick back with a movie marathon of one of the worlds most well-known horror franchises. Hip-hop and horror have had a somewhat patchy […]

Mobb Deep: 10 Hip-Hop Songs That Sampled ‘Shook Ones’

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Words by Ime Ekpo Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information You can not call yourself a hip-hop head if the Mobb hasn’t shaken you with the realness. Bombarded with a rigid lyrical approach and dense street mannered content, Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones (Part II)” became instrumental in the 1995 resurgence of hardcore rapping for the east […]

Royce da’ 5’9″ Believes That Big L “was better than Jay Z”

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Royce da’ 5’9″ has spoken: he thinks that Big L is a better lyricist than Jay Z. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Appearing on Scoop B Radio Overtime, Royce broke it down, stating that Big L was very underrated.  “Criminally underrated,” Royce da’ 5’9″ told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.  Advertisement “I think Big L was better […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Big L Passes Away February 15, 1999

Lamont Coleman, better known as Big L, died eighteen years ago today. On February 15, 1999 the Hip Hop legend was murdered at 45 West 139th Street in Harlem after being shot nine times in the face and chest in a drive-by shooting. Gerard Woodley, one of Big L’s friends shot in the head near […]

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