ATLANTA — Funeral arrangements have been announced for rapper Shawty Lo who was killed in a fiery car crash on a freeway near southwest Atlanta.
Lo’s manager Johnnie Cabbell tells local news media that the rapper’s funeral will be held Oct. 1 at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. Police say the 40-year-old rapper, whose real name is Carlos Walker, was ejected from a 2016 Audi when the vehicle struck a couple of trees, overturned and burst into flames early Wednesday.
Passengers Destini Carter and Deshondria Miller escaped the wreckage. Both were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
In 2008, Shawty Lo was named MySpace Music Rookie of the Year at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. That year, his hit “Dey Know” was among the most-played rap songs on radio stations nationwide.