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D4L was an American rap group composed of Fabo, Mook-B, Stoney and Shawty Lo. The group's debut album ''Down for Life'' was released jointly by Dee Money and Asylum Records in November 2005. They are best known for their hit single "Laffy Taffy", which peaked at number-one on the U.S. ''Billboard'' Hot 100 in January 2006. Following their immediate success, the group went on tour. While being promoted through Outreach Entertainment, they performed alongside several of the Midwest's then-upcoming artists, most notably the Joplin, Missouri-based hip hop duo Midwest Connect composed of Southeast Kansas artist Brent Ward (KØØ→LAID) and St. Louis rapper/artist Neno Black. Several other accredited and upcoming artists also performed alongside the group at the Oakley-Lindsay Civic Center in Quinzy, IL. As other performances soon followed the group's popularity continued to soar. "Laffy Taffy" achieved continued success on the charts, largely due to its significant online sales. It was produced by Cory Way p/k/a Born Immaculate, Broderick Thompson Smith and Richard Sims p/k/a K-Rab. The song samples and interpolates elements of "Candy Girl" by New Edition. There are several remixes of the song, most notably the official remix featuring rapper Busta Rhymes. Another version featured the Chicago rapper Twista. However, as the group celebrated their success with the single "Laffy Taffy" (a Multi-Platinum hit), criticism quickly arose during "The Champ" from 2006's ''FishScale''. Ghostface Killah asks "Y'all stuck on Laffy Taffy/Wonderin' how'd y'all niggas get past me?" Ghostface had mocked the "snap dance" during his 2005 tour. There has also been controversy on who wrote the lyrics to "Laffy Taffy". Rapper Liam "Smack Eyes" Thomas claims that the group stole the lyrics from his rhyme book. After D4L's debut album, Shawty Lo embarked on a solo career. He released his solo debut ''Units in the City'' in 2008. Most recently, in 2011, D4L signed a joint venture with 50 Cent's G-Unit record label.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.