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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 […]

DITC’s Lord Finesse Remixes Classic Motown Songs for Forthcoming ‘Motown State Of Mind’ Album

Legendary rapper, hip-hop producer, and founding member of the influential collective Diggin’ In The Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), Lord Finesse is back with his most ambitious project to date: Motown State of Mind, a set of handpicked Motown classics remixed and reimagined. The inspired new remix album will be available to stream on June 26 via Motown/UMe and the remix of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want […]

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: Big L Was Shot And Killed 17 Years Ago

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Crowned as one of the most prolific lyricists to ever get in the booth, Lamont Coleman, better known to the rap world as Big L of the legendary Diggin’ In The Crates crew, was shot and killed on the streets of Harlem in a drive-by shooting by unknown assailants. He was only 24 years old. […]

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