Future, Lil' Kim, 50 Cent, T.I. & More Remember Shawty Lo
Following the news of Shawty Lo's tragic death in a car crash on Wednesday (Sept. 21), many rappers took to social media to pay tribute to the Atlanta MC. Shawty Lo was the hitmaker behind 2008's "Dey Know," and a member of the Southern hip-hop group D4L, who released the Billboard Hot 100-topping hit "Laffy Taffy" in 2005.
Timelines were flooded with condolences to those close to Shawty Lo (real name Carlos Walker), who was a father to 11 children. A candlelight vigil in his native Bankhead neighborhood was also held on Wednesday night (Sept. 21), per an Instagram post from his manager, Johnnie Cabbell, while Shawty Lo's final music video "Put Some Respek On It" also hit the Internet.
See the heartfelt messages in memory of Shawty Lo below.
legends never die...Shawty Lo Forever ----— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) September 21, 2016
Shawty Lo! ----— Lil Loaf (@DeJLoaf) September 22, 2016
Rest In Peace Shawty Lo— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) September 21, 2016
RIP Shawty Lo. ----. Prayers to his family and friends. ATown Legend.— DJ DRAMA (@DJDRAMA) September 21, 2016
RIP Shawty Lo , A Real ATL LEGEND. ------------ pic.twitter.com/Foyw6XcUvu— YoungGoldie (@IamYoungGoldie) September 21, 2016
@oddfuckingtaco what??— your father (@trxpxglox) September 21, 2016
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
RIP Shawty Lo. Prayers for his family and friends.— Jon Connor (@JonConnorMusic) September 21, 2016
RIP Shawty Lo....damn— Mack Maine (@mackmaine) September 21, 2016
Shawty Lo was a good dude.— Yung Rénzél (@rickyrozay) September 21, 2016
Rest easy lil bro ----.
R.I.P Shawty Lo— Raekwon The Chef (@Raekwon) September 21, 2016
damn RIP Shawty Lo ...— Kid Ink (@Kid_Ink) September 21, 2016
man, i cant believe this! i was just praising Shawty Lo the other day,now he has passed away, man! wtf! #RIPShawtyLo a true ATL LEGEND!— Full Bloom Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) September 21, 2016
s/o the whole D4L SQUAD them dudes always showed a youngin love in the A... Rest Well SHAWTY LO!!!— STAN PABLO (@MistahFAB) September 21, 2016
Shawty lo ----— LILDURK2x (@lildurk) September 21, 2016