Releasing alongside the 25th anniversary celebration of his debut album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous, Foul Child features unreleased footage of the late Big L and interviews with Dave East, RZA, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, Bobbito Garcia, Buckwild, Peter Rosenberg and Stretch Armstrong. “We hope that this short documentary inspires the creation of a larger, full-length piece to tell more of his incredible story,” Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, said in a statement. “Although just a small piece of the puzzle, we’re proud to unleash something for L’s fans to give a unique glimpse into his legacy surrounding the 25th anniversary of Big L’s landmark debut album, Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous!”
Big L is considered one of the most talented and underrated lyricists of all time. The Harlem-born rapper was only able to release one studio album prior to his death in 1999, when he was shot nine times by an unknown assailant in East Harlem. The release of his second studio album The Big Picture was delayed to July 2000 due to his passing, with three additional posthumous projects released 2010 and 2011. His shooter has never been caught and the case remains unsolved.
Watch the documentary’s full trailer above. Foul Child: The Legend of Big L premieres May 29.
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