Big L net worth, money and more
NET WORTH: 1 Million (estimated)
Big L’s debut studio album is considered to be a Hip hop classic. It sol 2,00,000 copies.Big L was a famous rapper from America. His real name was Lamont Coleman. He was born on 30 May 1974 in Harlem, New York. He began his rapping career with Three the Hard way. He first appeared in a Lord Finesse’s video. He released his first studio album, Lifestyle of the poor and the dangerous, in 1995. The album gained him massive underground popularity. He then formed his own recording studio named Flamboyant recordings. He then released one of his most famous singles. ‘Ebonics’. In 1999, he was killed in a drive by shooting incident. After his death, his second album was released. It was named ‘The Big Picture’. The album was certified gold by RIIA.
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Big L was the third and final child of Charles Davis and Guilda Terry. His father abandoned the family when he was very young. Big L received names such as ‘Little L’ and ‘Mont Mont’ as a child. He became interested in Hip Hop at a very young age and began freestyling. He then formed a rap group named- Three the hard way. The group split up due to lack of initiative. He later met Lord Finesse and after Big L rapped for him, they exchanged numbers. Big L went on to be featured in a song by Lord Finesse. Big L studied at the Julia Richman high school. In high school, he was known for his rapping skill. In 1991, he formed a rap group named ‘Children of the corn’. In the same year, he appeared on the MTV show, Yo MTV Raps. In 1992, he won an amateur freestyle battle which had over 2000 contestants. In 1993, he released his first single, ‘Devil’s son’. It was a horror core single. He released his first album, Lifestyles of the poor and the dangerous, in 1995. It peaked at number 149 on the billboard charts. It was the #22 album on Hip Hop RnB charts. The album sold more than 2,00,000 copies. The album gave Big L some mainstream attention as well. He performed at the birthday bash of Lord Finesse along with Nas. He was later dropped out of Columbia because of a dispute. His album received an acclaim from the critics. In 1997, he started his own recording label, Flamboyant recordings. He released a single named ‘Ebonics’. Source named it as one of the best independent singles of the year. He grabbed the attention of Roc-a-fella records and was in talks to sign a deal.
However, in 1999 Big L was killed in a drive-by shooting, similar to Biggie and Tupac. He was allegedly killed because of a rift his brother had with one of the gangster groups of New York. After his death, an album ‘The Big Picture’ was released. It featured many famous people such as Fat Joe, Guru, Kool G rap and Big Daddy Kane. The Big Picture debuted at number 13 on the Billboard charts. It received an acclaim from the critics wit praise gong towards the production and Big L’s lyrical ability.
Richness, Legacy and Collectibles
Big L had an estimated net worth of 1 Million dollars. His albums fared a decent run on the billboard charts. His rapping ventures were his prime source of income. Though, after his death many albums were released and a large amount of money was earned through them. Big L would have been one of the greatest rappers of all time, had he lived. He had impeccable rapping skills. His lyrics were very sharp. His flow was dense. He is known for his awesome one liners such as ”If my girl think I’m loyal, then that bitch is a fool.” or ” You can’t kill me, I was born dead.” Let us explore a few collectibles of Big L-
Life ov da poor and dangerous
The Big Picture
Famous Quotes by Big L
“I got drug spots from new york to canada. Cause big l be fuckin’ with more keys than a janitor”
“To be seen clean in the mean Beam. Is every team’s dream; Big L’s a cream fiend. With more green than Springsteen“
“I flip fast on foes with fabulous fantastic flows. L is the rebel type, I’m rough as a metal pipe. Fuck a Benz, cause I could pull skins on a pedal-bike! Props, I got the most, no MC comes close. Coast-to-coast, shows I host, foes I roast. Adios, I’m ghost.”
“When I was at the steak house, pullin’ cake out. You was at some cheap Chinese shit gettin’ take out. How you make out, you took the fake route, you oughta break out You couldn’t get a bitch before you put your tape out.”
“Keep a vest G, don’t try to test me. A red neck police chief tried to arrest me. Ayo that wasn’t a smart cop Because I put 2 in his chest and his mother fucking heart stopped. Robberies I did well, when you look in the dictionary under villain you’ll see a photo of Big L.”