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Episode Info: Today, 2/16/2020, we pay homage to Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), known professionally as Big L, was an American rapper and songwriter. Emerging from East Harlem, New York in the early to mid-1990s, Coleman became well known amongst underground hip-hop fans for his freestyling ability, and was eventually signed to Columbia Records, where, in 1995, he released his debut album, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, an album that is now considered by many fans to be a classic[citation needed]. On February 15, 1999, Coleman was shot nine times by an unknown assailant in East Harlem, New York, his hometown. He died from his injuries[citation needed]. Noted for his use of wordplay, multiple writers at AllMusic, HipHopDX and The Source have praised Coleman for his lyrical ability,[1][2] and he has also been described as "one of the most auspicious storytellers in hip hop history."[3] Regarding Coleman's legacy in an interview with Funkmaster Flex, Nas claimed "[Coleman] scared me to death. When I heard [his performance at the Apollo Theater] on tape, I was scared to death. I said, 'Yo, it's no way I can compete if this is what I gotta compete with.'"[4]     #29DaysOfBlackHistory    *Putting People On Game does not own any rights to this music or images* Hit us up or send us a text 214-744-3601! Subscribe to PPOGPOD channel: ► LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE ► WATCH MORE: ► SUBSCRIBE and LISTEN to full episode on Apple Podcast: ► SUBSCRIBE and LISTEN to full episode on Spotify: ► FOLLOW PPOGPOD on Instagram: ► FOLLOW PPOGPOD Twitter: ► LIKE PPOGPOD on Facebook: ► FOLLOW and LISTEN to PPOGPOD on AudioMack:
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