Foul Child: The Legend of Big L | Docu-Short | Official Trailer

Foul Child: The Legend of Big L, a new mini-documentary film chronicling the trajectory of the profoundly influential and visionary Hip Hop artist Big L, coming May 29th via Mass Appeal & Certified Classics.
Featuring exclusive interviews by RZA, Buckwild, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, Dave East, Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito Garcia and Peter Rosenberg.
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Born Lamont Coleman on May 30,1974, Big L made his name as one of the most formidable East Coast rappers of the early 1990s gifted with uncanny word flow, keen narrative chops and dazzling freestyling punctuated with drop-dead and often hilarious punchlines. Big L’s Hip Hop contemporaries were in awe of his skills. “We were about to sign him right before he passed away,” Jay Z remembers. “We were about to sign him to Roc-a-Fella. It was a done deal…I think he was very talented…I think he had the ability to write big records, and big choruses.” Nas had this reaction after first hearing Big L: “He scared me to death. When I heard that on tape, I was scared to death. I said, ‘Yo, it’s no way I can compete if this is what I gotta compete with.'”
In 1993, Big L submitted a four-track cassette tape to Columbia Records, who signed him as an artist and released Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous on March 28, 1995 featuring the singles “Put It On” & “MVP”. Big L’s life and career were cut tragically short by a drive-by shooting in his Harlem neighborhood on February 15, 1999
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