Shawty Lo Dies In Tragic Car Accident
Tragedy strikes Atlanta as homegrown rapper Shawty Lo died in a car accident at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Shawty Lo, born Carlos Walker, crashed his 2016 Audi in a tragic scene. The saddest part: he had 11 children.
The outcry of love and support for the Atlanta legend was overwhelming and positive as his fellow artists franticly posted on social media about how loved he was in both the music industry and the streets.
Get to know Shawty
Some may be asking who Shawty Lo is. Though he was not the most well known artist to come out of Atlanta, he was the man in his home town. He first came on the scene as a member in the group D4L with their break out hit, “Laffy Taffy.” In 2007, he dropped the glorious hood anthem, “Dey Know.” Epic horns bumpin throughout the beat this track had a victorious, uplifting, Rocky Balboa feel. With an unmatched swag Lo had the whole hood jogging in place and giving, “big ups to all my haterrrs!” His manager said it best when he tweeted this morning, “Long live Shawty Lo King of Bankhead.”
All Those Kids, All Those Baby Mamas: Heartbroken
Shawty Lo wasn’t just your average Atlanta rapper. He grew up a hustler from Atlanta’s Bankhead neighborhood. As his wealth and status grew, he got more popular with the ladies. So much so, that he had 11 kids with 10 different women. Good sweet lord Shawty lemme find out you were after Wilt’s record.
But he didn’t do what you’d expect a drug dealing gangster rapper to do. He bossed all the way up and took care of all of his kids. Some say the mark of a true man is how he provides for his family. If that’s the case then he was THE man without question. He was a hard working family man shattering negative stereotypes and setting a phenomenal example of responsibility and hard work for us all.
Frenemies 4 Life. Shawty was well loved by his peers
By this picture, you might think T.I. and Shawty are long time friends, but that’s not the whole story. When he came on the scene Shawty had legendary beef with T.I. Shawty squashed this beef with T.I. showcasing the humble, likable side of the trap star. Shawty and T.I. became neighbors when he moved down the block from the rubber band man a few years after their beef ended. Lo was well loved by his fellow rappers.
Future tweeted, “legends never die…Shawty Lo forever.” Juicy J tweeted, “#RIPShawtyLo ATL legend prayers up for the family.” Rap OG E40 tweeted, “Man this is sad #RIPShawtyLo.” It’s clear to see that the influence ATL rapper was considered a legend by his fellow artists and will be sorely missed.