Atlanta rapper “Shawty Lo” (real name Carlos Walker) was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident Wednesday morning. Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron confirmed the news on Twitter.
Walker leaves to mourn several children. Reportedly, he had 11 children. According to a new report, the rapper’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle while on I-285 southbound at Cascade Road. Walker’s car hit two trees before catching on fire. Authorities say one person died after being ejected, and two others were transported to the hospital. No description has been given on the vehicle that fled. The ramp at Cascade Road is closed pending the investigation.
Shawty Lo was a hip hop recording artist from Moultrie, Georgia. He was a founding member of the Southern hip hop group D4L and in 2003, founded D4L Records. He was perhaps best known for his debut single “Dey Know”, which was included on his solo debut album Units in the City, released in February 2008. In June 2011, Walker announced he had signed his D4L imprint to fellow American rapper 50 Cent’s subsidiary label G-Unit South Records, in a joint venture deal.
Shawyt was 40 years old.