When was Big L born? Big L was born on May 30.
Harlem Rapper Big L was born Lamont Coleman in 1974. He was a member of DITC with Lord Finesse and Fat Joe. His debut Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous dropped in 1995 on Columbia. His record “Ebonics” put him on the map as one of the ’90s fastest rising rappers until he was tragically shot 9 times in 1999 in his native Harlem.
His legacy as a freestyle rapper and lyricist in The Source and other rap media has lived on. He performed at the Apollo and was loved in the underground rap scene. Big L was in the process of signing with Jay-Z and Roc-a-fella just days before he was gunned down. He was a prolific storyteller.