So devastating! Legendary Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo was killed in a tragic crash in his native city early on Sept. 21, and the rap world is in total mourning. The star and record label chief was absolutely beloved by his peers who are reeling at his sudden passing. Keep reading for the heartfelt tributes from Gucci Mane, Future, 50 Cent and more.
The rap world is united in stunned sadness over the sudden passing of Shawty Lo, 40, real name Carlos Walker. The King of Bankhead star was driving on a freeway outside his hometown when he was hit by another car, causing his vehicle to careen over the guardrail and into some trees, killing him instantly. He leaves behind 11 kids — nine daughters and two sons by ten moms so there’s a lot of sadness in his own large family, as well as his among peers.
The 4DL record label founder had so much love and respect, and the Westside Atlanta rap/hip hop community is bonding together to remember the talented rapper and businessman. The likes of fellow ATL rappers Gucci Mane, Future, T.I., Lil Yachty, ILoveMakonnen, Ludacris, and more have been posting moving tributes to social media about his untimely passing.
Damn!!! I just woke up to some Bullshit News…RIP to a true Westside Atlanta Legend!!!!! You truly represented Bankhead to the fullest!!! My Heart goes out to his family,and his children as well. Even through our toughest times I must admit I was impressed,& kinda proud of how well you rep'd our hood,and how much you cared for it. It was a real relief to have someone else helping to lift Bankhead up & hold it there. Can't say enough about how much you meant to the city. Glad we matured beyond our trivial personal differences in time enough to have a laugh about it as neighbors. For those of us who were around & "in the mix" in the mid-late 90's,we know the "Legend of Lo" started waaaay before Music. We salute U G!!!! Rest easy,You'll truly be missed. #RIPShawtyLo #TrueAtlantaLegend
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