Lamont Coleman ( – Febru), known professionally as Big L, Around this time, people started to refer to Coleman as "Big L". It was incomplete at the time of Big L's death, and was posthumously completed by his manager and partner in Flamboyant Entertainment, Rich King. Big L, the Harlem MC whose real name was Lamont Coleman, was tenacious and unwavering, toggling between hilarious (“I'm so ahead of my time. Stretch and Bobbito 95 Freestyle. “I'm so ahead of my time, my parents haven't met yet”. Image from. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most lyrical rappers of all time, and is known for helping to pioneer horrorcore. Emerging from Harlem, New. Explore releases from Big L at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Big L at the Discogs Marketplace. The digital biography of Lamont "Big L" Coleman. Around this time, people started to call him "Big L". In the summer of , Coleman met Lord Finesse. Big L's debut, Lifestyles Ov Da Poor and Dangerous, was one of the most vulgar hip-hop albums of all time (just remember his ultraviolent threats on "All. Coleman was killed in the doorway of 45 West th Street in Harlem on 15 February after being shot nine times in the face and chest. Gerard Woodley, one. On the evening of Febru, Big L was shot and killed just blocks away from his Harlem home; he was just 24 at the time of his death.