Atlanta rapper, Carlos Walker was killed in a fatal hit and run accident early Wednesday Morning.
The rapper’s manager confirmed the news and Shawty Lo’s Twitter account put out a statement.
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
— SHAWTY LO (@THATSSHAWTYLO) September 21, 2016
Fulton County police say the crash happened around 2:20 a.m. when the 2016 Audi crashed over a guardrail and caught fire at the Cascade Road exit. The police department says Walker was ejected and died at the scene. Two women in the car were injured and taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries.
Shawty Lo is a founding member of the hip-hop group “D4L” and in 2003, founded D4L Records. He is perhaps best known for his debut single “Dey Know”.
In 2008, he received a “Rookie of the Year” BET Award. Walker’s most recent release, “Bowen Homes Carlos”, came out in 2013.
Twitter Remembers Shawty Lo
— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) September 21, 2016
— VERDELL (@VerdellSings) September 21, 2016
Just so y'all know. Any time there's a throwback part in a party, DEY KNOW will be played. #ShawtyLo
— Tyler K. (@VivaLa_RED) September 21, 2016
— Anastasia Collins (@Dezzycakes_) September 21, 2016
R.I.P. CARLOS “SHAWTY LO” WALKER
1976 – 2016
“KING OF BANKHEAD”