When the members of D4L chant, 'betcha can't do it like me,' they're not just talking about those nimble dance moves they demonstrate on stage or about the way they spit out their southern-fried flow. They're talking about their swagger, their hustle, their grind. They're talking about their success and the obstacles they've tackled to get to where they are. They're talking about everything they do and everything they've become.
Formed two years ago, D4L has seemingly appeared out of nowhere to become one of the hottest, most innovative groups to spring forth from the dirty concrete of the ATL.
All representing different Atlanta projects, Fa-bo, Mook-B, Stoney and Shawty Lo all traded in their street hustles to pursue a new kind of hustle: music. 'D4L means down for life,' explains Shawty Lo, who put up his own money to launch the group. 'And that means everything to me. When I put it all together I wanted it to be big. I was doing my thing in the streets illegally. I went and got a couple of guys that I knew had been working for years trying to break into the music business. I put my dollars behind them and put my street flavor to it and that's what made it happen.'
And two years later, D4L is an 'overnight success.'
Boom...respect the Down 4 Lifers....yo.