Rapper Shawty Lo dies in car crash at age 40


Rapper Shawty Lo, accepted for his song Dey Know and an alone absoluteness TV appearance about the mothers of his 11 children, died Wednesday afterwards a car blast in Atlanta, his administrator told a bounded radio station. He was 40 years old.The Fulton County Medical Examiner s Office accepted his afterlife to . The official account of afterlife is pending.Born Carlos Walker, the Jonesboro, Georgia, built-in was a founding affiliate of the accumulation D4L, whose song Laffy Taffy ailing at No. 1 on the Billboard 100 blueprint in 2006.The song fabricated it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007 as the best downloaded song. It was one of the better hits in the hip hop sub-genre accepted as snap music.In a 2015 account with radio base Streetz 103.3, Walker said he was in bastille at the time his accumulation was adequate its blueprint success. I was adverse 20 to 40 years on three altered cases, he said. I got a year on anniversary case and all of them got ran concurrent. I came home to my accumulation heating up to Laffy Taffy in the streets. Walker said during the account that he was ambidextrous drugs at the time and invested his money in his music. His grandmother s afterlife back Walker was 17 larboard him on his own and he angry to the streets. When I was at the end of the blockhead game, that s back I became about the music because this was the alone affair that was activity to accumulate me active the affairs that I m living, Walker said.People we ve absent in 2016In 2008 he appear a abandoned single, Dey Know, which helped him win the Rookie of the Year accolade at the BET Hip Hop Awards the aforementioned year.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution appear that the car blast complex a white Audi that went over a guardrail, hit two copse and access into flames. Two women in the car were taken to a hospital, the bi-weekly said. Hours afore the crash, photos acquaint on Walker s absolute Instagram folio showed him partying at a bounded band club. Accepted as the King of Bankhead (though that appellation led to a altercation as abounding admirers accept that adolescent rapper and Bankhead acquaintance T.I. captivated that title) for his amalgamation and adulation for the Atlanta neighborhood, Walker was accepted by the industry.He was mourned by several high-profile rappers, including Wu Tang Clan affiliate Raekwon the Chef, who tweeted about Walker s death.Walker was about a absoluteness star.In 2013, Oxygen planned to arch All My Babies Mamas, a appearance about Walker s activity as a rapper with 11 accouchement by 10 women. The after altercation about architecture a alternation about the average of atramentous austere mothers and absentee fathers led to the appearance actuality canceled afore it was broadcast. But Walker bidding pride in his nine daughters and two sons during the 2015 interview. What bodies don t apperceive is I had all my kids afore I was a rapper, he said. s AnneClaire Stapleton contributed to this report

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