Big L

1974 - 1999

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Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), known professionally as Big L, was an American rapper and songwriter.Emerging from Harlem in New York City in the early to mid-1990s, Coleman became well known amongst underground hip-hop fans for his freestyling ability. He was eventually signed to Columbia Records, where, in 1995, he released his debut album, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous. On February 15, 1999, Coleman was shot nine times by Gerald Woodley, in East Harlem, New York, his hometown. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Big L has received more than 2,745,268 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Big L is the 1,828th most popular singer (down from 1,637th in 2019), the 10,047th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,175th in 2019) and the 541st most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.7M

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  • 53.72

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  • 27

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  • 3.13

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  • 3.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Big L ranks 1,828 out of 3,541Before him are Vladimir Romashkin, Ian Brown, Corey Hart, David Allan Coe, Kristina Orbakaitė, and Barrett Strong. After him are Nino de Angelo, Clyde McPhatter, Miss Kittin, A-Mei, Róisín Murphy, and Kate McGarrigle.

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Among people born in 1974, Big L ranks 258Before him are Pierdomenico Baccalario, Iván Hurtado, Kevin Connolly, Carmit Bachar, Laz Alonso, and Ruben Fleischer. After him are Na Hong-jin, Omarosa Manigault Newman, Kari Traa, Emilia Fox, Armen Nazaryan, and Brooke Elliott. Among people deceased in 1999, Big L ranks 236Before him are Vere Bird, João Carlos de Oliveira, Guy Mitchell, Marguerite Chapman, Hank Snow, and Hillary Brooke. After him are John Cannon, Akhtar Hameed Khan, Dennis Brown, Walter Lini, Guy Tunmer, and Walter Payton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Big L ranks 10,047 out of 15,968Before him are Barrett Strong (1941), Jamie Clayton (1978), Michael Moorer (1967), Martha Coolidge (1946), A.J. Applegate (1989), and Barbara Askins (1939). After him are Crane Wilbur (1886), Preston Foster (1900), Commodore Cochran (1902), Bill Thompson (1913), Robert J. Walker (1801), and Ed Boon (1964).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Big L ranks 541Before him are Rob Rock (1959), Kitty Wells (1919), Fiona Apple (1977), Black Francis (1965), David Allan Coe (1939), and Barrett Strong (1941). After him are Clyde McPhatter (1932), Betty Everett (1939), Soraya (1969), Hope Sandoval (1966), Benji Madden (1979), and Anita Ward (1956).