More than two decades after his murder, Harlem rapper Big L will be honored with a street named after him at his old stomping grounds of 140th and Lenox Avenue.
The late rapper’s official Instagram page announced the news this weekend, revealing that 140th Street and Lenox Avenue will be named “Lamont ‘Big L’ Coleman Way,” with a ceremony taking place on May 28 at 12 p.m.
“It took a whole lot of effort and Support to get to this great point but as an collective we made it happen, The Biggest Thank you’s go out to the Dope 500 plus people who signed and passed the petition around so we could get this street renamed,” the caption read. “There are entirely tooo many good people that gave this their Support, so with all my Heart I personally want to say THANK YOU!!!!”
In March 1995, the then-20-year-old rapper released his debut album Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, which featured the iconic singles “Put It On” and “M.V.P.,” as well as fan favorite cuts such as “Street Struck” and “Let Em Have It L.”
Nearly four years later, Big L was fatally shot in his native Harlem. He was 24.