Back in the late 1990's, Shawty Lo's favorite rapper was Jay-Z and now the southern emcee says he predicted that Jigga would have all the success he's experienced. "My favorite rapper of all-time is Jay-Z," Lo revealed in an interview. "Like, when I was coming out, when I first started listening to him, I would listen to his first album, I started listening to Jay-Z around the Hard Knock Life and was like, 'D*mn, that dude got some real sh*t.' I said it sounded like he was rapping about me because I was heavy the streets, doing what I do. And I just felt like he was talking about me and I used to tell my friends, they used to be listening to other stuff and I used to say, 'This man right here is gonna take over. He's gonna be the bigger rapper at the end of the day.' I seen that, my boy would say, 'Nah,' and then I was just listening to The Blueprint 3 and Jay-Z when he say 'He made Puff pass cause nobody could f*ck with Puff when Puff had it.'"
Shawty Lo – Says He Predicted Jay-Z's Success