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Big L

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Born: 5/30/1974
Died: 2/15/1999

Big L
Wrote lyrics
Performed songs

Born Lamont Coleman in New York City, New York.

A member of Fat Joe's DITC crew, Big L made his solo debut with 1995's Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous, scoring a series of underground hits

1998 found him in the Bronx-based hip-hop supergroup DITC (Diggin' in the Crates), appearing on their single, "Dignified Soldiers".

On the evening of February 15, 1999, Big L was shot and killed just blocks away from his Harlem home; he was just 24 at the time of his death.


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