Rapper Shawty Lo has announced an official release date for his sophomore studio album, which is titled "Carlos". In a press release dated February 24, it was confirmed that he plans to drop the album in U.S. stores on May 5.
"The whole concept of this album is really an interpretation of how I and a majority of the people around me feel or have felt and the lives we've lived," Shawty Lo explained about the concept behind the upcoming record. "This record is even more personal than 'Units in the City'."
Shawty Lo teams up with Trey Songz and Lil Wayne in the album's first single "Supplier", which has been available to stream on his MySpace. He is also set to join forces with Lil' Kim, Rick Ross, Bun B and T-Pain in other tracks.
Shawty Lo's first studio album "Units in the City" has hit the market since February 2008. Led by Balis Beats-produced song "Dey Know", it peaked at the second spot on Billboard Top Rap Albums and sold more than 750,000 copies worldwide.