12 Rap Songs That Reference Shawty Lo
The Atlanta hip-hop scene has suffered a major loss today with the tragic death of 40-year-old rapper Shawty Lo, who was pronounced dead in the morning hours of Sept. 21 after a fatal car accident in his hometown of Atlanta.
Known for his solo smash hits, "Dey Know" and "Foolish," Shawty Lo was also one of the founding members of Atlanta crew D4L, and earned a No.1 record with the group in 2006 with the contagious single "Laffy Taffy." Gaining the respect of his Atlanta peers, Shawty Lo guest featured on a number of records alongside notable acts like Gucci Mane, Future, Jeezy and others, and was also a rapper that would get name-dropped often in songs.
Leaving behind 11 children and 10 different mothers, Shawty Lo will be remembered as one of the most impactful artists from Atlanta. With a handful of rappers such as 50 Cent, Lil Yachty and sharing their thoughts on his passing through Twitter, the hip-hop community mourns the loss of Shawty Lo, born Carlos Walker.
As we celebrate the life and legacy of Shawty Lo, XXL has rounded up 12 rap songs that name-drop his moniker.