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Funeral arrangements for ATL rapper Shawty Lo announced

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The funeral arrangements for Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo have been announced. He was killed in a car crash on September 21 in Atlanta.

His funeral will be held Saturday, October 1 at Jackson Memorial, according to D4L manager Johnnie Cabbell.

A memorial concert is also in the works but organizers have not released final details.

The rapper, who's given name was Carlos Walker, was 40-years-old.

In the crash police say Walker was ejected when his 2016 Audi crashed through a highway guardrail and hit two trees, it then caught on fire.

His official cause of death was blunt force trauma, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office.

Two women passengers, identified as Destini Carter and Deshondria Miller, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. How the two women knew Walker is unclear.

On the evening of his death, he was mourned in a vigil in Bankhead.

Walker was a founding member of the hip-hop group D4L. In 2003, he founded D4L Records. His best-known single was “Dey Know”.

"It feels like a dream," D4L manager Johnnie Cabbell said at the time of Walker's death. "But we just want to be here to support. We want to be here for the kids and just be here for everybody who supported Shawty Lo.

Walker grew up in Bowen Homes, an Atlanta public housing development. 

"He definitely had a lot of love for everyone out here. He was real. Very authentic. Wasn’t nothing fake about Shawty Lo."

As his music career grew, so did his family. He was the father of 11 children. 

Read more from our NBC partner at 11Alive.com 

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