By Nolan Strong
The life of Harlem rapper Lamont “Big L” Terry will be told via a new documentary titled Street Struck: The Big L Story.
Produced by Dangerzone Films, Street Struck takes a look at Big L’s rise, from his early involvement with groups like Children of Da Corn (featuring Mase, McGruff, Bloodshed and Cam’ron) to his role as a member of the legendary Diggin In The Crates collective of rappers and producers.
Street Struck also chronicles Big L’s ascent as one of the most gifted, technical rappers in the genre.
The documentary, which was produced by Dangerzone Films, features rare stories and photographs about Big L, as told by various family members, friends and other rappers who worked with him.
The final version of the documentary will also feature extremely rare footage of Big L and the late Big Pun performing together on stage and conducting an interview from the set of Fat Joe’s “John Blaze” video shoot.
Artists like Mysonne, DJ Premier, Showbiz, McGruff, Cipha Sounds, Stan Spit and others give an insiders view of Big L, who was tragically killed in a barrage of bullets in February of 1999 in Harlem.
Big L’s murder remains unsolved by New York police.
In related news, a mural of Big L on 140th Street in Harlem was slated to be re-done to withstand the elements and to touch up the painting.
Although there is no release date for Street Struck: The Big L Story, sources told AllHipHop.com that the documentary will be released in February, to mark the 11th year of Big L’s death.