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The iconic late rapper Big L will be honored with a street being named after him in his Harlem neighborhood. The news was revealed through the social media account dedicated to a documentary about his life. The naming ceremony will take place on May 28th.


Certified Classics and Mass Appeal are paying homage to the 25th anniversary of Big L's debut album, Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous, with a mini-documentary titled Foul Child: The Legend of Big L.


Big L’s legacy continues to shine decades later. The late Harlem MC’s family recently launched a website to commemorate his Hip-Hop legend.


File this one under WTF? or #UwasntThere. Cam’Ron attended the funeral of Gerard Woodley, the man who many believe was behind the murder of Harlem rapper Big L. 

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Big L was shot and killed on February 15, 1999, ending the talented MC’s life and career at just 24-years-old. Yesterday (June 23), Gerard Woodley, the man who many believe murdered the “Ebonics” rapper, was gunned down in Harlem. 

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To commemorate Big L’s 40th birthday (May 30), Complex revealed a classic clip of the Children of the Corn rapper spitting alongside fellow deceased legend Big Pun.

There have never been any boundaries set between separation of church and the state of rap music and as a result, there have been various religious groups who have called out rappers for their perceived sacrilegious lyrics.

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Anniversaries aren’t always celebratory occasions. This past weekend (Feb. 15), Hip-Hop suffered through the fifteenth year without the Harlem rapper Lamont “Big L” Coleman. There have been plenty of rappers who have passed away with one or fewer albums released to general public but the 25-year-old rapper talent greatly reflected a young man who was […]

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While club anthems and swag music continue to dominate the airwaves, lyrics remain the foundation to any one picking up the microphone. Even with the acclaim that comes from spitting a strong verse, there are some rappers that have chosen to have others do the writing for them.

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It truly hard to say goodbye to yesterday. Since Hip-Hop was birthed in the South Bronx, way countless individuals who repped the culture have passed away. Included in that bunch are rappers who left us entirely too soon and before reaching their true potential.

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Street artist and graphic designer Jason “Jay Shells” Shelowitz has been making a name for himself in the art world for his bold images and political statements. With his latest project, Shells is bombing the city using the clever angle of crafting street signs with rap lyrics and placing them at the actual location that […]

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Hip-Hop has seen its share of rapper deaths over the years, from Scott La Rock to Slim Dunkin.’ No matter how many times it happens, it always comes as a shock, even if the rapper or Hip-Hop personality is living that hella reckless Y.O.L.O. life. But it’s the senseless rap killings that go unsolved that […]