Big L, Rest In Peace!

blame it on JES7 February 15, 2014

Fifteen years ago to the day, we lost one of Rap’s greatest, Lamont “Big L” Coleman. Harlem’s illest dropped his debut, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous on March 28th, 1995, nearly nineteen years ago, and that album has stood the test of time and is considered a classic.

While we await the ever elusive and now highly-mythical Big L documentary, Street Struck which was announced almost six years ago (seriously, what’s the deal with that?), enjoy these two Buckwild remixes of L’s “M.V.P.” plus a throwback video of L’s first appearance on Yo! MTV Raps with mentor Lord Finesse.

Big L, Rest In Peace!

Big L – M.V.P. (Buckwild Remix 1)

Big L – M.V.P. (Buckwild Remix 2)

  • pifff

    the illest no question

  • 1 of da best shows i seen in amsterdam from any mc he was so fucking clear http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=350hdT7n04A


  • Mitch

    He, Big Pun, and Nas were the only real hip-hop artists left at the time. Once L passed (and Pun not too long after), it seemed like hip-hop truly died. The gritty beats and the real, true lyricism were gone. R.I.P. Mr. Coleman – I can’t believe it’s been 15 years already. You are truly missed, but your music lives on.

  • Sirilly

    Big L rest in peace in peace! *plays Full Clip*

  • BoRed

    “Put it on” is my 8th most played song on my itunes.. and that’s saying something. Been spinning Lifestylez since middle school. RIP

  • Translated

    The artist many got their entire style from. Rest in peace BIG L.



  • Sid Eudy

    RIP Big L

  • Pizza Steve

    Definitely one of the best, hands down.