Shawty Lo Dies: 7 Things To Know About Atlanta Rapper Killed In Car Crash

7 Things You Might Not Know About Rapper Shawty Lo
Rapper Shawty Lo died today, September 21 in a car crash. Brad Barket, Shawty Lo

Early Wednesday morning (Sept. 21), hip hop lost one of its soldiers in Atlanta's very own, Shawty Lo. The rapper born Carlos Walker, was killed in a fiery hit-and-run accident.  He was 40. 

The Atlanta rapper crafted notable singles and helped inject a dose of nostalgia into a culture that was in dire need for a new sound. Shawty and his ATL brethren breathed new air into hip hop, and cooked up a flavorful movement in snap music, which spiced up rap during the late 2000's.  

His scintillating flare was beguiling to the average listener. It was easy to latch on to Shawty because his swagger was contagious. He made anthems for your everyday street hustlers and also knew how to talk fly with the ladies. Take a look inside and learn more about the late rapper, Shawty Lo. 

Shawty Lo was a founding member of Atlanta's D4L
Shawty Lo was a founding member of Atlanta's D4L. The group spawned a number one single with "Laffy Taffy", after crafting a Top-40 single with "Betcha Can't Do It Like Me."  Rick Diamond, Getty Images
 Shawty Lo Was Arrested 28 Times
Prior to delving into rap full-time, Shawty Lo had a penchant for creating mischief. The Atlanta rapper was arrested a whopping 28 times. The longest jail stint he had was back in 1994, where he served a year in jail.  Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Shawty Created Club Bangers
Shawty reveled in creating bangers for everyone to dance to in the clubs. His biggest singles "Dey Know" and "Foolish" dominated the club scene and even received the remix treatment. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, and more all collaborated with Shawty to deliver blistering anthems.  Vince Bucci, Getty Images
Shawty Lo Was Rookie of the Year At The 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards
In 2008, Shawty Lo earned himself Rookie of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards because of his indomitable year. With cuts like "Foolish" and "Dey Know" ringing in the club, nobody could have touched the ATL prince.  Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Shawty Versus T.I.
In 2008, Shawty squared off in a contentious battle with T.I. Shawty Lo berated the "Bring Em' Out" rapper on his scathing record "Dunn Dunn", and questioned his authenticity. T.I. swiftly responded with "What Up, What's Haapnin'". The two would later bury the hatchet at T.I.'s Farewell Concert in 2009, where both rappers appeared onstage together.  Brad Barket, Getty Images
Shawty Lo On 50 Cent's label, G-Unit
In 2011, Shawty Lo took his talents to 50 Cent's label, G-Unit, " I just signed a really large deal." he said in an interview with AllHipHop.  Chris McKay, Getty Images
"All My Babies' Mamas"
In 2013, Shawty nearly had his own TV show with Oxygen titled, "All My Babies' Mamas." The show was going to highlight his relationship with his 11 children and 10 baby mamas. Later, Oxygen pulled the plug. Rick Diamond, Getty Images