Big L — Rappers Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Deaths
Lyrics: “I watched all of them, run for they share / And all I can do was stare / I got weak and fell on my rear / Now I can hear the sirens, that means here comes the Jakes / But it’s too late, I’m knockin’ on the pearly gates,” raps Big L on ‘Casualties of a Dice Game.’
Big L’s murder was related to conflict, albeit it’s not the type rapped about on this track, ‘Casualties of a Dice Game,’ off his posthumous LP, ‘The Big Picture’ — the lyrics detail a dice game that ends in his death.
The NYPD believed the Harlem rapper was shot to death in response to something one of his two brothers did (they were in prison at the time).
The rapper is considered a legend, but had his life cut short at 24, when he was murdered in a 1999 drive-by shooting.
Listen to Big L’s ‘Casualties of a Dice Game’