Shawty Lo Speaks on Similarities Between Him and 50 Cent

Shawty Lo stepped into a meeting with 50 Cent back in March in New York City and seven hours later, the Bowen Homes, Bankhead, Atlanta rapper walked out with the groundwork for a joint record deal. Eventually, the G-Unit/D4L 50/50 deal was finalized last month. So, how did L.O. keep ’Fif’s attention during a seven-hour marathon meeting of the minds? By being himself and sharing his story, one that eerily mirrors that of the G-Unit boss himself. “Basically our similar life stories coming up,” said Carlos ‘Shawty Lo’ Walker in a recent visit to the XXL's offices. “My life, how I was raised by ...

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