Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Shawty Lo will team with producer The Dream today (January 5) to shoot a new video for their track “Atlanta GA.”
The track, which is taken from Shawty Lo’s mixtape Fright Night with DJ Scream, DJ Drama and DJ Whoo Kid, also features four of Atlanta's biggest artists.
In addition to Shawty Lo, The Dream and Ludacris, incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane is featured on the collaborative track.
The three artists are shooting the video for “Atlanta GA” in various locations around Atlanta including clubs and other local settings, starting today.
“I'm very excited to finally be doing the video for my single ‘Atlanta, GA’ featuring Luda and The Dream that's on my mixtape Fright Night I did with DJ Scream, DJ Drama and DJ Whoo Kid. And even though Gucci, whose on the song can't be with us, we're gonna hold it down for him,” Shawty Lo told AllHipHop.com.
According to Shawty Lo, the collaboration marks a new mind state for the rapper as a new decade begins.
“This song means a lot because I'm a Grady baby, born and raised in Atlanta and it feels good to be able to do a record that pays tribute to my city,” the rapper stated. “It's a new year, we got a new mayor, I teamed up with Atlanta Falcons player Chauncey Davis during Christmas to give away bikes. I'm launching my own foundation L.O.L.O (Loving Our Little Ones), so I'm feeling really blessed to be able to give back.”
Shawty Lo first gained fame as a member of the group D4L, who went to #1 in 2006 with the single “Laffy Taffy.”
As a solo artist he experienced success with his debut album Units in The City, which contained the hit single and club classic, “Dey Know.“
He is currently working on his sophomore album of all new material but first, Shawty Lo will release another mixtape with DJ Scream titled I’m Da Man Part 4.
“I've recorded so much new material that I'm just in the studio everyday grinding,” Shawty Lo told AllHipHop.com. “I'm dropping that [I’m Da Man Part 4] within the next few weeks. Right now I'm just focused and working.”