It's sad to hear this story after distributing an interview from Shawty Lo (formerly of D4L) some years ago.
SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has confirmed the victim in a crash in South Fulton County has been identified as Carlos Walker, also known as rapper Shawty Lo.
Fulton County police say the crash happened around 2:20 a.m. when the 2016 Audi crashed over a guardrail, hit several trees and caught fire at the Cascade Road exit.
The police department says the 40-year-old was ejected and died at the scene. Two women in the car were injured and taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries.
After initially describing the crash as a hit-and-run, “it has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident,” Fulton police spokeswoman Cpl. Maureen Smith said.
The rapper formed the hip hop group D4L with fellow Atlanta rappers Fabo, Mook-B and Stoney. The group released the popular song "Betcha Can't Do It Like Me."
He was born in Moultrie, Georgia in 1976.
Shawty Lo made news in 2013 when the Oxygen network announced plans for a special about his blended family, which includes 11 children with 10 women. After outrage and online petitions, the special entitled “All My Babies’ Mamas” was scrapped before it even aired.
No other details about the crash were released.
Karceno also took the time out to pay tribute to Shawty Lo in the following video below...
For everybody that's a fan of the song, you can give the music video for "Dey Know" a watch below...
**UPDATE** Shawty Lo's manager Johnny Cabell calls into The Breakfast Club to discuss his death & you can give the interview a listen below...
**UPDATE** Hip Hops Revival put together a collection of video footage that they created over the years, titled "The Life Of Shawty Lo (How He Would Want To Be Remembered)", and you can give that a watch below...