The hip-hop world lost another member Wednesday after Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker was killed in a car crash in Atlanta. He was 40 years old.
One of the founding members of hip-hop group D4L, the group achieved great success with their 2005 hit song, “Laffy Taffy.” The song made it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was eventually certified triple platinum. Following his departure from the group, Shawty Lo went on to score a few of his own hits with “Dey Know” and “Foolish.”
Throughout his career, the rapper worked with a number of other artists including 50 Cent, Gucci Mane, Ludacris, Lil Wayne and Killer Mike. Following the news of his death, a number of his rapper peers took to social media to pay their respects.
While complete details about the accident are still unknown, Shawty Lo’s brother confirmed the rapper’s death on Twitter Wednesday morning. “My brother has passed. He is no longer here but his spirit, his kind heart and his music will live on. Long live Shawty Lo, King of Bankhead,” he tweeted from Shawty Lo’s account.