Vietnam travel on Unable to capture Big L’s street smart style, Columbia dropped him after the record tanked. Loved by the hip-hop underground, Big L joined the Bronx-based group D.I.T.C. (Diggin’ in the Crates) in the summer of 1998 and appeared in concerts in Amsterdam and Japan. Back in New York City, he had recently released the single Ebonics on his own Flamboyant Entertain ment label when the talented and likable 24-year-old was gunned down just three blocks from his home in Harlem. Vietnam travel 2016.