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Big L Fatally Shot

Diggin' In the Crates MC, Big L, was shot and killed in Harlem on Monday

February 17, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Harlem-born MC Big L was shot and killed in his own neighborhood on Monday, February 15th at 8:30 p.m. Police heard and responded to the shots, only to discover L DOA|, having taken several shots to the head and chest, in front of 45 West 139th Street.

While there are no suspects or motives as of yet, the investigation is ongoing.

Big L had recently signed with Tommy Boy's Black Label, along with fellow Diggin' In the Crates members Showbiz, AG, Lord Finesse, Fat Joe, and OC, to release a DITC full-length album later in the year.

L had also just started his own, independent record label, Flamboyant Records, which released his '98 single, "Ebonics," through Fat Beats.

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