EXCLUSIVE: Shawty Lo Releases “I’m Da Man 4,” Reflects on Cancellation of “All My Babies’ Mamas” Show


(AllHipHop News) G-Unit South signed rapper and D4L label head Shawty Lo recently took the time to speak with AllHipHop.com about his upcoming mixtape with DJ Scream called I’m Da Man 4, as well as his thoughts on his recently cancelled reality show All My Babies’ Mamas, produced for and by the Oxygen television network.

On the heels of the cancellation of his show, Shawty Lo wasted no time getting into the booth to complete the fourth installment of his mixtape I’m Da Man 4, which features a host of appearances with street and club friendly tracks.

Boasting features from Plies, Gucci Mane, Young Scooter, Rocko, Rich Homie Quan, and Trouble over production from Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, Spielberg and many others, Shawty Lo gives fans his first mixtape in nearly four years.

“This mixtape is a real big mixtape for me because its with DJ Scream and its been almost 4 years since we did a mixtape. Everyone been asking and I guess everyone thought we weren’t gonna do one because he’s with MMG and I’m with G-Unit,” Shawty Lo said. “I think I was one of his [DJ Scream’s] first artists for mixtapes and he used to be our DJ on the road when we were doing our thing with D4L before I went solo. He was telling me that I need to do a tape and that’s how I built my buzz. It kind of reminds you of DJ Drama with Young Jeezy.”

When asked about the All My Babies’ Mamas show and his thoughts on the cancellation of Oxygen’s show L-O said he remains “focused” on his music.

“It aint no thoughts on it, I’m focused on my career and my music. If it would have happened, it would have happened, but you know it didn’t work and nothing happened. You know music is my passion, but it’s just something that didn’t work out, it wasn’t in God’s plan,” Shawty Lo explained.

Shawty went on to explain how Oxygen reached out about show initially and he just went along with idea of it.

“They told me I had an interesting story and they said you might as well, because it wasn’t normal and so then I just agreed to it,” Shawty Lo explained.

Although the media covered every twist and turn of the show’s short-lived fame, Shawty Lo says he never felt the pressure of negative attention associated with having his show cancelled.

“I didn’t feel any pressure, everything is good, my kids are beautiful, my kids are going to school and everything is good. We working, I’m doing my thing, everything is good,” Shawty Lo said.

Shortly after the release of a petition to cancel the show, Shawty Lo released a song called “Petition” which he says had no ties to the actual events that preceded the song’s release.

“I came with the song, when I heard she had a petition, but it wasn’t really about a petition, if you listen to the song its a nice party song, and I just gave it a name.”

For more on Shawty Lo’s tape, check out the player below via LiveMixtapes.com.