Shawty Lo, was an American recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Jo founded the Southern hip hop group D4L. In 2003 he founded D4L Records. Jo gained main stream popularity for his solo debut single “Dey Know”. So how did he earn all his fortune considering he came from a very poor background and other financial problems he has encountered in his career. Let us take a deeper look at his income and wealth and find out more information about Shawty Lo’s income profile and how did he make a great net worth.
On March 31, 1976 Shawty Lo was born as Carlos Walker in Atlanta, Georgia. Lo’s father was absent for most of his childhood and his mother was a drug addict. He grew up in the neighborhood of Bowen Homes. His grandmother took care of him and his sisters.
Lo has a total of 11 children: nine daughters and two sons from ten women. Jo fathered his first child at the age of 17. Lo made a public announcement stating that had diabetes on 16th June 2011.
Lo was killed in a single-car accident in Fulton County, Georgia on 21st September, 2016. Shawty Lo’s funeral was held on October 1, 2016 at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Lo was the founding member of the hip-hop group D4L, with fellow rappers Fabo, Stoney and Mook-B. In 2003, he founded D4L records. Lo began his hip hop career with the DL4 group that was active from 2003 to 2006. In November 2005, Atlantic, Asylum and Ice Age Entertainment released the group D4L’s debut studio album, “Down for Live”. The album listed at #22 on the Billboard 200. It sold more forty thousand copies in the first week. The lead single from the album “Laffy Taffy” was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA.
The single topped the Billboard Hot 100. Lo propelled snap music to mainstream with his hit single “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me”. In his career Lo released three singles as a solo artist, three music videos and one studio album. In 2007 Lo released his most popular and sensational first single “Dey Know”. Lo followed that success with the album “Units in the City” released in February 2008. It featured a guest appearance by rapper Gucci Mane.
The album released two very popular singles “Foolish” and “Dunn Dunn”. In the next one year from 2008-2009 Lo was involved in a public feud with fellow Atlanta rapper “T.I.”. the pair went back and forth with different disc tracks before calling it quits a year later. From 2011 to 2015, Lo’s D4L Records had signed a $10 million contract with 50 Cent’s G-Unit South. This big record deal was the highest income he ever made in his career as a rapper.
Lo won the “BET Hip-Hop Award” for “Rookie of the Year (2008)”. He was also got nomination for the “BET Hip-Hop Award for Track of the Year” for “Dey Know” in 2008.
Net worth & Earnings of Shawty Lo
Lo created noise in the music as an innovative rapper. He single handedly popularized the snap music in the mainstream music industry. He has a net worth of $2.5 million US dollars, thanks for his success in the music business. Lo owes his great fortune to his talent, hard work, and his innovation in the music industry. His rise in annual income and net worth has only been possible because he developed his skill and became competitive in the rap music landscape.
In a short span of time Lo was able to take the music industry by storm because of his talent as a rapper. His early death deprived the music industry of a talent and legend that he could further become.