NEW YORK CITY – Authorities have confirmed that New York rapper and entreprenour Jay-Z has been arrested after it was revealed that he, in fact, was behind the murder of fellow rapper Lamont “Big L” Coleman back in 1999.
It’s been 15 years since Big L was shot and killed at 45 West 139th Street in his native Harlem on February 15, 1999. He was shot 9 times in the face and chest. Prior to Big L’s murder, Jay-Z and Big L were good friends and worked together to make music. Both Jay-Z and Big L recorded one of the most famous rap freestyles titled “7 Minute Freestyle”. Big L was expected to be signed to Jay-Z’s Rockafeller records before Big L was murdered.
The killer, an alleged childhood friend of Big L, was blamed for the murder. However, new evidence acquired by New York Police, shows that Jay-Z was the mastermind behind Big L’s murder. It is not known if Jay-Z killed Big L himself or if he hired someone else to carry our the murder. Jay-Z was arrested earlier today and is currently being interrogated by police. Authorities are currently trying to find the motives for the murder and how long it was being planned, if so. Authorities say they have sufficient evidence to put Jay-Z behind bars. Jay-Z can face up to 40 years for the murder.
Over the years, Big L has become one of the most popular underground hip-hop artists, known for his dark rhymes and creative punch lines, and is often considered to be one of the best rappers of all time. Big L was known for being a member of the underground New York hip-hop group named ‘Diggin’ In The Crates Crew’ (D.I.T.C.) and frequently working with rappers such as Lord Finesse and Fat Joe.