“We’re getting along right now. That’s all we can do. We’re just praying. We know Shawty is in a better place. That’s all we can do right now is just pray. I was at home when I heard the news and my mom called me. She told me to go on social media and I saw a local radio personality tweet about it. I gave Jeremy a call and he confirmed it. It broke my heart.
If you had pictures in the dictionary by the word real, his face would be in the top three or top five. If he had it, you had it. He would try to do anything to get you what you need. ‘No’ really wasn’t an answer with him. And then, he was the one trying to push you to do something different from what everyone else was doing. I think that was the most unique thing about him. He was always who he was. I like to say that because you have the rappers with the chains, jewelry on and flashy cars, but we grew up watching him with this stuff already. He was used to everything that was going on. It was a fairytale at the time. He led a great life and has a great legacy. I think Hip Hop is going to miss him.”
He also gave some background on his relationship with Shawty Lo before dubbing him “one of the godfathers of the real street music”:
“Everybody knew Shawty Lo. We called him Carlos Walker. Everybody knew him. Around 2003, I had got in a bind. I met him through his sister who made the connection along with Mook-B. The hits didn’t come off the rip. The hits took a while. We had a couple of CDs we’d put out before “Laffy Taffy.” We were dealing with the other groups that were around at the time like The Franchise Boyz. The style got concentrated around that time and he urged us to keep going. He called from jail every day just to make sure we were on our game. When he got out, we made “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me.” He went right back and we made “Laffy Taffy.” He heard it from jail and was like “man I don’t know about that.” Everything worked out well. He had faith in us and it worked out.
He meant everything, especially in the 2000s. This new wave we have comes from that time. Hip Hop in general, he’s one of the godfathers of the real street music that comes out today in regards to Trap. He also is the godfather of Snap because he put us out there. Without him, there would be no us. He meant a lot to the Hip Hop community.”
Click here for Fabo’s full interview with HipHopDX and keep him and the rest of Shawty Lo’s close friends in your prayers.
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