Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker was killed this morning following a car accident on I-285 in his Atlanta hometown. He was 40 years old. According to to WSBTV, he was ejected from his car after hitting a guardrail and trees at the Cascade Road exit. Two passengers were also hurt but with non-fatal injuries.
As the frontman for the group D4L, Lo scored a Billboard number one in 2006 with, “Laffy Taffy”. After the quartet disbanded, he found moderate success as a solo act thanks to songs like, “Dey Know”, “Dunn Dunn”, and “Foolish”. In 2011, he signed with 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint.
Leaving behind 11 children, Lo buried his father, Carl Walker, four days ago. Condolences to his friends and family.
During the Houston stop of his Saint Pablo Tour on Tuesday night, Kanye West shouted out Kid Cudi and called him "the most important artist of the past 10 years... most influential. And I hope he's doing well." The praise from Kanye came during his performance of "Runaway," a song that has been the source of many memorable speeches throughout the Saint Pablo Tour as well as his Yeezus Tour a few years back.