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Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), also known by his stage name Big L, was an American rapper.

Big L was shot and killed in Harlem on the night of February 15, 1999. Gerard Woodley, a childhood friend of Big L, was arrested in May for the crime. At the time of his death, L had two brothers in prison. “It’s a good possibility it was retaliation for something Big L’s brother did, or Woodley believed he had done,” said Lt. Ellen Caniglia, spokesperson for the NYPD. Woodley was later released and the murder remains unsolved.

50 Cent Beat Update 2

Here you have the middle man Sha Money XL talking about it:

These are people who I appreciate, and the music and the legacy that they’re leavin’ with us, and creating it for us as Hip Hop. It’s not like they’re asking to see some Pop producer that ain’t really Hip Hop. Pete Rock, DJ Premier, that’s the best it gets. I love that part. […] That was single-handedly me. 50 Cent passed on the beat the first time. I re-sent it to 50’s engineer, Ky Miller and he played it again for 50 while 50 was in the studio. He got it this time; 50 got it. All of a sudden, ‘Shut Your Bloodclot Mouth’ is everywhere, all over the Internet. He killed it! I called him and said, ’50, you’ve got to finish this record. This shit is crazy.’ There’s certain records you get calls on, ’cause you can feel the energy. That was one record, that I told him was big. He’s not into names. He don’t care who produces the track. He don’t want to sit in the studio with these guys or nothin’; he want to make his record. So when this particular record hit the streets, the feedback was so fuckin’ monstrous, it was like, ‘Know what Fif? You’ve got to finish this song.’ So we’re working on that now. He just wanted to get it out, ’cause he knew Hip Hop really wanted it. He heard it when you asked about it. He heard when Premo talked about the record not being played. He heard everything. So 50 really listens to what people really want. And he went back in and fuckin’ in. You know Premo gotta do scratches; it’s still a work in progress. He had scratches there, but 50 didn’t use them the first time. It’s still a work in progress. The song will thus reportedly change before appearing on the upcoming Before I Self Destruct.

Source: HipHopDX

LiveFromHQ 14/02/2009

No new Premo tracks, but new shit. Bun B sended DJ Premier a track that he is going to remix, it’s a slow track. New “Doobie Ashtray“? And he is also going to be on the UGK album. “Tha Blaqprint” is coming very very very soon, it’s finished. Hehe. Preem bought chocolate with a special note for his girl and finally, we got some new joints by Statik Selektah! You know I like this producer very much hehe. R.I.P. Lady of Rage‘s mother.


Statik Selektah – My Favourite Song (Feat. Talib Kweli) (Prod. by Statik Selektah) (Off “GTA IV: The Lost and Damned OST”)

Statik Selektah & Saigon – The Rules (Prod. by Statik Selektah) (Off “All In A Day’s Work”)