Big L, born Lamont Coleman, rose to be one of the most highly respected underground rappers of his time.He was a member of
the legendary hip-hop crew D.I.T.C. (Diggin' in the Crates). He released Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous on
ColumbiaRecords in 1995. He was widely regarded as one of the most promising up and coming MC's but was gunned down
February 15, 1999 near hishome in Harlem when he was confused for his brother. His second solo album, The Big Picture was
released in 2000 posthumously.