Big L – Mixtape (feat. D.I.T.C., DJ Premier, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, DMX, Rakim, Fat Joe, Ghostface…)

1. Big L – The Big Picture (Intro) 0:00
2. D.I.T.C. – Get Yours (feat. Big L) (Remix) 1:59
3. Lord Finesse & Big L – Yes You May (Remix) 5:54
4. DJ Premier & Big L – Platinum Plus (feat. Big Daddy Kane) 10:09
5. Big L – Tonys Touch 13:28
6. Ghostface, Jadakiss, Nas & Big L – Run (9th Wonder Remix) 15:19
7. Showbiz & A.G. – Dignified Soldiers (feat Big L, Lord Finesse, & O.C.) 20:00
8. DMX, Rakim & Nas – East Coast Kings (feat. Big L) 24:28
9 . Big L – Give It To ‘Em L (Demo Version) (1991) 27:56
10. Big L – On The Mic (Roc Raida Turntablist Mix) 31:29
11. Big L & Shyheim – Furious Anger 34:59
12. Big L, O.C. & A.G. – Thick (Blast In The Hood Version) 38:34
13. Big L – Sandman 118 42:09
14. Big L – Hard To Kill 44:59
15. Big L – The Enemy (feat. Fat Joe) 47:10
16. Big L – Flamboyant I 49:55
17. Big L – How Will I Make It 51:16
18. Big L – Stretch & Bobbito ’92 55:11
19. Big L – Stretch & Bobbito ’98 56:26

Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), known professionally as Big L, was an American rapper and songwriter.

Emerging from Harlem in New York City in the early-to-mid 1990s, Coleman became well known among underground hip-hop fans for his freestyling ability. He was eventually signed to Columbia Records, where, in 1995, he released his debut album, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous. On February 15, 1999, Coleman was shot nine times in his East Harlem neighborhood and later died from his injuries.

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Noted for his use of wordplay, multiple writers at AllMusic, HipHopDX and The Source have praised Coleman for his lyrical ability, and he has also been described as “one of the most auspicious storytellers in hip-hop history.” 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.'”

Lamont Coleman was born in Harlem, New York City, on May 30, 1974, the third and youngest child of Gilda Terry (d. 2008) and Charles Davis. Davis left the family while Coleman was a child. His two older siblings, Donald Coleman and Leroy Phinazee (d. 2002), were the children of Gilda and a man named Mr. Phinazee. Coleman received the nicknames “Little L” and “‘mont ‘mont” as a child. At the age of 12, Coleman became a big hip hop fan and started freestyling with other people in his neighborhood.

He founded a group known as Three the Hard Way in 1990, but it was quickly broken up due to a lack of enthusiasm among the members. It consisted of Coleman, Doc Reem, and Rodney. No projects were released, and after Rodney left, the group was renamed Two Hard Motherfuckers. Around this time, people started to refer to Coleman as “Big L”. In the summer of 1990, Coleman met Lord Finesse at an autograph session in a record shop on 125th Street. After he did a freestyle, Finesse and Coleman exchanged numbers.

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Coleman attended Julia Richman High School. While in high school, Coleman freestyle battled in his hometown; in his last interview, he stated, “in the beginning, all I ever saw me doing was battling everybody on the street corners, rhyming in the hallways, beating on the wall, rhyming to my friends. Every now and then, a house party, grab the mic, a block party, grab the mic.” He graduated in 1992. Coleman began writing rhymes in 1990.

In 1992, Coleman recorded various demos, some of which were featured on his debut album Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, he also founded the Harlem rap group Children of the Corn (COC) with Killa Cam (Cam’ron), Murda Mase (Ma$e), Bloodshed and McGruff in 1993. On February 11, Coleman appeared on Yo! MTV Raps with Lord Finesse to help promote Finesse’s studio album Return of the Funky Man.[19] Coleman’s first professional appearance came on “Yes You May (Remix)”, the B-side of “Party Over Here” (1992) by Lord Finesse, and his first album appearance was on “Represent” off of Showbiz & A.G.’s Runaway Slave (1992).

In that same year, he won an amateur freestyle battle, which consisted of about 2,000 contestants and held by Nubian Productions. In 1992, Coleman signed to Columbia Records.Around this time, L joined Lord Finesse’s Bronx-based hip hop collective Diggin’ in the Crates Crew (DITC) which consisted of Lord Finesse, Diamond D, O.C., Fat Joe, Buckwild, Showbiz and A.G.

In 1993, Coleman released his first promotional single, “Devil’s Son”, and later said it was one of the first horrorcore singles, influencing others. He said he wrote the song because “I’ve always been a fan of horror flicks. Plus the things I see in Harlem are very scary. So I just put it all together in a rhyme.” However, he said he preferred other styles over horrorcore. On February 18, 1993, Coleman performed live at the Uptown Lord Finesse Birthday Bash at the 2,000 Club, which included other performances from Fat Joe, Nas, and Diamond D.

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