That's his name by the way... As 2008 closes out, the Bankhead former D-boy just relinquished his new mixtape, I'm Da Man 2K9, over to the streets. DJ Scream helped him out, MTV reports.

"When I got out of jail in 2004, people said, 'D4L ain't nothin' without Fabo,' " he said of the tape's title. "I was like, 'What?' I went in the studio, and the first song I ever recorded was 'I'm Da Man.' people liked it. In the back of my mind, I thought it was luck. But I kept it going. They tried o blackball me, but I came up. It feels good to be here."

I'm just trying to be the man behind the scenes. I started D4L in 2003, ended up coming home from jail in 2004. It came from the heart.

Expect Shawty Lo's new album 'Carlos' next year in 2009.