Originating from Harlem NYC, Big L was one of the most talented rappers on the mid-nineties New York scene. He was part of the fresh crop of talent that was sweeping the city which included Nas, Biggie Smalls and Jay-Z. He was also affiliated with all
the right music crews: D.I.T.C., Gangstarr and the Children of the Corn (which also included future stars like Cam’ron and Ma$e). He was a wickedly talented lyricist and he put out the acclaimed album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous in 1995. He was on his way to Hip-Hop stardom when he was murdered in Harlem on Feb 15th, 1999. He was shot nine times and apparently, the gun man delivering the fatal wounds was his old childhood friend. He was just 24-yrs-old. What a shame!