Today In Hip-Hop: Big L Releases ‘The Big Picture’

On this day, August 1, in hip-hop history… 2000: Heralded underground Harlem MC Big L’s second studio album, The Big Picture, is released a year and a half after his death. Highlighted by his slick metaphors and poignant one-liners, Lamont “Big L” Coleman was an MC to be reckoned with in the mid to late ‘90s. Sadly, the up-and-coming D.I.T.C. affiliate was killed before releasing his follow-up LP and right before reportedly inking a group deal with Roc-A-Fella Records. L’s second album The Big Picture, found the rapper dropping witty street poetry over production from DJ Premier, Lord Finesse, Pete Rock, Showbiz and ...

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