Rapper Shawty Lo has promised fans he will start working harder on his music - because he has been "lazy" since the release of his debut album. The "Dey Know" star, real name Carlos Walker, unveiled his first record, "Units in the City", in 2008, and the album spawned three hit singles.
He subsequently stepped out of the limelight to work on the follow-up, "I Am Carlos" - collaborating with Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane. But Shawty Lo has revealed he hasn't been working as hard on the record as he should have been, and wants to ensure he still has the support of his fans before confirming a release date.
He tells SOHH, "I wanna make sure my fan base is all the way built back up and everybody screaming Shawty Lo again before I put a date on the album, I wanna drop (release) an album when my fanbase is where it's supposed to be."
"I ain't say I disappointed (sic), what I mean by disappointed fans is that I ain't coming back to music like I'm supposed to, dropping it like I'm supposed to. I was taking my time, being lazy. They still love me, I feel I let them (fans) down a little bit about my work ethic so I ain't never gonna disappoint again (sic)."