Twenty years ago today, Harlem lost one of its well-known hip hop artists.
Lamont Coleman, aka Big L, was becoming one of the top lyrical rappers in the game. He became a big staple in the genre with his lyrical skill and his involvement with pioneering genres like Horrorcore.
On this day, he was shot on 45 West 139th street in Harlem. He was shot nine times in the face and chest.
Twitterheads took the time today to lay tribute to the fallen rappers. DJ Premier had this to say:
CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S 20 YEARS…— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) February 15, 2019
We Miss You BIG L.
Flamboyant 4 LIFE.
@Samesosa7 stood next to a painted mural of him to pay tribute to him today.
Finally, @Elliottwilson of Tidal curated a playlist on the service to pay tribute.
Got any tweets to Big L? Mention me at @djchizzad, and I’ll post them up here.