Harlem Street Renamed in Honor of Deceased Rapper Big L

In a renaming ceremony held on May 28, family and fans of deceased rapper Big L, gathered as the corner of W 140th Street and Lenox Avenue in New York City became Lamont “Big L” Coleman Way. The designation is in honor of Harlem native and fabled rapper, Big L, who, in 1999, was shot nine times and killed in the very same East Harlem neighborhood.

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Heralded as a top tier MC, the renaming was spearheaded by the team behind Big L’s documentary, Street Struck: The Big L Story.

“It took a whole lot of effort and Support to get to this great point but as a collective we

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