Big L (born Lamont Coleman), American rapper. He significantly contributed to the underground hip hop scene, and is often credited in helping to create the horrorcore genre of hip hop music due to his song Devil's Son. His first professional appearance came on Lord Finesse's Yes You May (Remix). His singles include Ebonics, M.V.P., Pull It On, & Flamboyant. About.com called him the 23rd best MC of all time. He was killed after being shot 9x in the face & chest in a drive-by shooting. R.I.P.
Autonomy: I feel that this is another great picture for autonomy. It's just a scattered assortment of vinyls and samplers, but to someone who knows this lifestyle it is pure freedom. It's the freedom to take any song you love and put your own spin on it, not for money of course, but just to have fun with what you love.
Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race & Identity - explores tensions surrounding white participation in hip-hop. Popularly referred to by derogatory terms such as “wannabe” or “wigger,” the figure of the white person who identifies with hip-hop often invokes heated responses. For some, it is an example of cultural progress — a movement toward a color-blind America. For others, it is just another case of cultural theft & mockery — a repetition of a racist past.