Review: The man behind two crucial rarities from the 60s ("Don't Make Me Mad" and "Black Belt"), Big Lee Dowell follows his new run of soul with another Cannonball release.
"Are You Ready" hits with that rising Whitfield & Strong style sense of drama.
Although his murder was never solved, police (and “the streets”) long believed the assassin to be Gerard Woodley, a close friend of Big L’s brother, Leroy “Big Lee” Phinazee, who had a falling out with the Colemans and reportedly enacted revenge on the burgeoning rapper. NYPD officials also noted that Woodley had been maintaining a low profile as of late but attributed his murder to “illicit business in New Jersey.” Federal investigators were reportedly pursuing a guns charge for Woodley in efforts to compensate for the missed murder convictions.
Woodley had six arrests under his belt but none more notorious than in 1999 when he was cuffed for shooting Big L nine times in the face and chest during a drive-by shooting. Lavern Black, Woodley’s mother, spoke to the NYDaily News and posed the question: “Where was his bodyguard?
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The witty lyricist — who had once introduced a young Jay Z to several Hip Hop circles — was said to be on the verge of closing a deal with a then untouchable Roc-A-Fella Records and finally obtain the props he deserved. 139th St., near Lenox Avenue, Woodley, 46, was shot in the head and later died at Harlem Hospital. According to DNAinfo, Woodley’s name is circulated in four other homicides and a source simply stated, “He did a lot of bad things and someone decided it was time to go.” Police also dismissed the notion that Woodley’s murder is associated with Big L in any fashion, pointing out the nearly 20-year gap since the “MVP” rapper was killed. He was a loving son,” she said, reportedly while sobbing.
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As his debut, Country Grammar, continues to close in on sales of 6 million, Nelly hopes to carry that momentum over to his group effort with St. The motley crew from Missouri Nelly, Big Lee, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee and City Spud will drop a single titled "Midwest Swing" in April and finally release its debut, Free City, on June 5.
The album title, which sounds like a local shout-out, is a plea by the collective to have St.