Remembering Shawty Lo’s Star Studded “Dey Know (Remix)”

“Shawty Lo and the big cats!” I can still hear the Atlanta rapper’s voice starting off one the most epic Dirty South remixes to hit the 2000s. We’re talking about his 2007 hit “Dey Know (Remix)” — featuring superstars Ludacris, Plies, Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne in his prime! The tune will forever be one of my go-to turn up anthems in my life.

I was just playing it last week with the friend who originally showed me the song. As soon as he turned it on, it felt like a true blast from the past. The track immediately took me back to 2008, my freshman year in high school. It was a great time in my life — and in rap. I guess you could say that era is what I consider my own golden age of hip-hop (Yes, I am a millennial).

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What I remember the most about the track is that EVERYONE absolutely killed their verse and really rode the beat. This was one of the first tracks where I heard Weezy use auto-tune, and he made it work like a pro. When I think of vintage Wayne, I will always recall this verse as one of the best during his run as the king of hip-hop.

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The “Laffy Taffy” artist was taken from us way too early at the age of 40 on Wednesday morning (Sept 21) in a single car accident. He leaves behind 11 children. This week will be bumping this track everyday. RIP Shawty Lo… Bowen Homes legend.

Big ups to all my haters!

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Our thoughts and prayers are with his children, family and friends.