Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo has announced a May release date for his sophomore autobiographical effort Carlos, the follow up to his 2008 debut, Units in the City.
Carlos features appearances from a number of top rappers, including Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Bun B, T-Pain, Lil Kim, fellow group members D4L and singer Trey Songz.
The first single off of Carlos – which the Bankhead rapper has deemed has most personal recording – will be the track Supplier featuring Trey Songz.
“I know I’ve said it before but I came from nothing and have made it to the other side, but I can’t turn my back on my hood because that place [Bowen Homes] and my community [Bankhead] have made me who I am, Shawty Lo told AllHipHop.com in a statement. I’ve never proclaimed to be no more than what I am, so if people love or hate me, at least they love or hate me for being exactly who I am and not some manufactured image.”
Production on Carlos features a group of new production talent, including G-Fresh, Mike Will, KE on the Track, meal Ticket and Pauli Paul.
Shawty Lo hopes Carlos can help create the same success he experienced with his debut release, Units in the City.
The album produced a number of hit singles including the smash, Dey Know, which also became a multi-platinum ringtone.
Units in the City also helped earn the rapper the Rookie of the Year award at the 2008 BET Awards, as well as the title Breakthrough Artist at the Ozone Awards.
Shawty Los Carlos is due in stores May 5 on DFL/Asylum.