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As the masses chuckled at the cancellation of his polarizing reality show, Shawty Lo was already stirring another pot, prepping for the release of his 14th mixtape, I’m Da Man 4, which dropped on Tuesday (February 26). The Atlanta rapper rarely rests on the laurels of his past hits for too long. There’s too much left to be done.

On Wednesday night (February 27), Lo held a listening session at Hot Beats Studios in Midtown Atlanta where he played IDM 4 three times in its entirety. “My favorite track on I’m Da Man is probably one through 17,” he tells Hip-Hop Wired, “It’s hard to choose man…” In recording the tape, the “New Money” creator revealed that he was ready with more than 100 songs. “I got so many songs that the next mixtape may be dropping within the next two months,” he boasts with a grin, “I wanted to drop one every month but they said it was too fast.”

Although he doesn’t necessarily need to, Lo can rely on the rapport between most A-Town artists to help create southern-fried smashes, keeping his D4L imprint in the loop years after the snap music sub-culture waned in popularity. “People just fall in [to the studio],” he shares, “Whether I’m at my studio, Gucci [Mane]’s studio, at Patchwerk or here at Hot Beats, the city’s so big with artists, it’s really just about the timing.”


Photo: G-Unit/D4L

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