Big L’s Estate Launches Lifestyle Website and Merchandise
The estate of Big L launched a new lifestyle website called Big L Life to honor the late rapper and to introduce him to a new generation of fans. The site also has some newly released merchandise for purchase, including hoodies, headbands, sweatshirts and t-shirts.
One of the pieces is a long sleeved sweatshirt with the words "Big L" written on the front, and there's also a yellow hoodie that reads "L Corleone," the Harlem rapper's 2012 posthumous album. On top of that, you can cop a black tee with the word "Ebonics" on the front, a song from another posthumous album The Big Picture.
Prices range from $20 to $70 for the items, and all of the proceeds will go to after-school programs in Harlem and around New York City.
Besides the digital store, Big L Life also has a section on the site that show's L's videos and some of his freestyling sessions, like the famous back-and-forth he had with JAY-Z on The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show. You can listen to L's 2010 posthumous album The Return of The Devils Son in that section too, as well as some other gems.
Sadly, Big L was gunned down at the young age of 24 in his Harlem neighborhood after growing to extreme popularity in New York City and beyond.
His accused killer Gerard Woodley happened to be murdered in Harlem last year, and Cam'ron — who knew Big L before he was famous — released a verse about L's murder a year ago as well. So despite the "Put it On" rapper being killed nearly two decades ago, it's evident that he's still on a lot of folks' minds.
Unfortunately, the late rhymer only got to release one album before his murder, his debut Lifestyles of the Poor and Dangerous in 1995.
Before then, L was known for delivering head-scratching wordplay and ultra slick metaphors that people still seem to be unraveling today. Plus, he established tons of respect for being down with the dope New York underground rap click Diggin' in the Crates, which included members like Diamond D, Lord Finesse and Fat Joe.
You can check out the new Big L website here.
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