Big L

Rapper Fourteen years after his death, Big L (born Lamont Coleman) is still considered one of the wittiest MCs ever. He's known for masterminding the rap group Children of the Corn (COC), which also included Mase, Cam'Ron and Bloodshed, before making his solo debut in 1995 with Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous. The Harlem-raised rapper dropped popular singles such as "Ebonics," "M.V.P." and "Put It On." Deemed one of the most underrated MCs to touch a mic, he's credited for contributing to the development of hip hop's horror-core subgenre with his ominous single "Devil's Son." Several posthumous albums have been released in his honor, and a documentary, Street Struck: The Big L Story, focusing on the late rapper's rise to prominence is reportedly in the works.

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A look at music after death.

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Artists depicted as the Lord and Savior.

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Reminiscing on the anniversary of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly's death.

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The Godfather of Soul has contributed much to hip hop.
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