You can take the rapper out of the 'hood but you can't take the 'hood out of the rapper. Point in case, Shawty Lo just released a new mixtape "B.H.F. (Bankhead Forever)" which the MC feels is the soundtrack to his stomping grounds, the infamous Bankhead area in Atlanta.
"They changed the name of my street to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, and they tore my projects down, Bowen Homes, which is in Bankhead," Shawty Lo told MTV News. "But I'm still in the streets. Even though they done did this and they done did that, it's still B.H.F.: Bankhead Forever. B.H.F. could mean 'Bowen Home Family,' but it's just letting the streets know we'll never die."
The 18-track mixtape, hosted by DJ Greg Street, starts out with an intro by 50 Cent then goes straight into a string of trap-house anthems like "I Know," "Heavy Weight" and "Attention" featuring Tity Boi. Lo, most known for his 2008 single "Dey Know," has been unapologetically street throughout his entire career, and despite his new record deal with 50 Cent, it doesn't look like he will be switching up anytime soon. For the non-believers, B.H.F. is the proof. "The streets getting the same Shawty Lo, the same street, 'cause I ain't gonna change; it's gonna be me," he said.
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