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Inspektah Meth-Tical
09-15-2010, 03:35 AM
Anyone know much about where he grew up, his mom, dad and all that? I mean his lyrics are so dark and he has a line about fucking christ up the ass and killing his mum. Has he been jail or anything?

Mr. R&B
09-15-2010, 03:43 AM
His moms is dead and his dad is an opportunistic dickhole.

Alot of the Lines Big L came up with were the product of a warped sense of humor, not to be taken at 100% face value.

Kind of like Big Pun's early work, witty but morbid.

Inspektah Meth-Tical
09-15-2010, 03:45 AM
How did his moms die?

Mr. R&B
09-15-2010, 03:48 AM
Cancer.

His dad wasn't in the picture during his childhood, common case of the absentee father.

There's an interview HiphopDX did with Lord Finesse that can shed some light on the subject.

I'll post the link when I find it.

Inspektah Meth-Tical
09-15-2010, 03:51 AM
Was L like a hard kid as a youth? Like i just read a bio and it said he would trade rhymes with friends and shit.

Mr. R&B
09-15-2010, 03:53 AM
http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.11686/title.lord-finesse-says-there-will-never-be-another-big-l-album

I kinda wish DX would do a follow-up to this and get more stories from Finesse about Big L.

Somebody needs to write a Big L boigraphy, if it hasn't already been done.

JASPER BEARDLY
09-15-2010, 04:06 AM
sucks its wont happen until his scumbag dad is outta the way

fatboybrandon
09-15-2010, 07:56 AM
L's mother was alive before he died though, so he still had that element of family around. I learned some of the most interesting things about him from the dedication radio show Premier did about 4 years ago with members of DITC and L's brother speaking, I still have it on mp3.

http://benzandabackpack.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Big_L_Big_L_Memorial_Mixtape-front-large1.jpg

As a resident of Harlem, L's neighborhood, I can always kind of feel the persona and darkness of that neighborhood come out in his music. It's something you would have to know about by growing up there and experiencing the unique elements of that society.

Big L, I and other people who come from the crack era that devasted Harlem can probably all relate to a certain type of dark mind frame, based on what that epidemic made the neighborhood we grew up in. I can't say exactly how far L was effected, but I definitely look at him as an authentic voice of that struggle, who added his own imagination to the Harlem experience.

dad
09-15-2010, 10:39 AM
post the dedication to big L.

fatboybrandon
09-15-2010, 04:44 PM
Here ya go RuggedSounds, download links and streaming audio of the anniversary show featuring O.C. (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2009/11/video-oc-and-ag-keep-it-going-live.html), A.G. (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2009/11/video-oc-and-ag-keep-it-going-live.html), Lord Finesse (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2010/09/ryan-perfect-breakfast-feat-medallionz.html), Big Shug (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2010/05/big-shug-spit-six-produced-by-dj.html) and Big L (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2010/07/lord-finesse-breaks-down-big-l-ov-da.html)'s brother up now. This is one of my favorite Hip Hop radio episodes of the last decade, it's probably something you'll always like to come back to as time passes:

Download/Stream: DJ Premier (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html)'s Dedication To (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html) Big L (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html) In 2008 on (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html)Live From Headcquaterz (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html)

http://www.mixrevolutionblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dj-premier.jpg (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html)

Mr. R&B
09-15-2010, 05:04 PM
Thank you

djskillz
09-15-2010, 05:13 PM
thanks for the dedication link

baritone
09-15-2010, 06:13 PM
the documentary should be comin soon, heres the trailer

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looks pretty official

claaa7
09-16-2010, 03:13 AM
Here ya go RuggedSounds, download links and streaming audio of the anniversary show featuring O.C. (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2009/11/video-oc-and-ag-keep-it-going-live.html), A.G. (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2009/11/video-oc-and-ag-keep-it-going-live.html), Lord Finesse (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2010/09/ryan-perfect-breakfast-feat-medallionz.html), Big Shug (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2010/05/big-shug-spit-six-produced-by-dj.html) and Big L (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2010/07/lord-finesse-breaks-down-big-l-ov-da.html)'s brother up now. This is one of my favorite Hip Hop radio episodes of the last decade, it's probably something you'll always like to come back to as time passes:

Download/Stream: DJ Premier (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html)'s Dedication To (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html) Big L (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html) In 2008 on (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html)Live From Headcquaterz (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html)

http://www.mixrevolutionblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dj-premier.jpg (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/p/radio.html)

very appreciated, thanks. i'll listen to this when i get back home today. didn't Premier also do a tribute mix live on radio this year as well?

staliondan23
09-16-2010, 09:10 AM
what is that first beat premo plays????

David Daniel Davis
09-16-2010, 02:58 PM
L's mother was alive before he died though, so he still had that element of family around. I learned some of the most interesting things about him from the dedication radio show Premier did about 4 years ago with members of DITC and L's brother speaking, I still have it on mp3.

http://benzandabackpack.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Big_L_Big_L_Memorial_Mixtape-front-large1.jpg

As a resident of Harlem, L's neighborhood, I can always kind of feel the persona and darkness of that neighborhood come out in his music. It's something you would have to know about by growing up there and experiencing the unique elements of that society.

Big L, I and other people who come from the crack era that devasted Harlem can probably all relate to a certain type of dark mind frame, based on what that epidemic made the neighborhood we grew up in. I can't say exactly how far L was effected, but I definitely look at him as an authentic voice of that struggle, who added his own imagination to the Harlem experience.
Is that Big L mural still there; I heard it was on 145th Street and I drove up and down it and never saw it.

fatboybrandon
09-16-2010, 04:55 PM
I hope it's still there David, the last time I went was in the middle of winter, hopefully it's not painted over. It was facing a small playground (South) and a large grocery store across the street (East) and painted on the side of a corner store that had a red awning with Coca Cola ads. If you're walking it's not hard to miss.

I'm glad everyone liked the dedication audio if ya heard it.