WeUpOnIt.com Fresh Spit Interview W/ Scotty Atl (@scottyatl)
To become a Fresh Spit artist, there has to be something special about you. You can’t just be the run of the mill up and coming artist. Those come a dime a dozen and all of them claim to have the next smash hit single. Scotty however is different. He’s cut from the cloth of the lyrical southern rapper. I know that may sound like an oxymoron to some but Scotty represents the Outkast side of ATL, the Goodie Mob side, the thought provoking lyrics over strip club single side. I had a chance to chop it up with Scotty about his grind, what sets him apart from other ATL artist , his new project Forever Atlanta In The Heart (F.A.I.T.H.), his favorite producers, and more. Next stop the ATL underground.
For people that have never heard your music before, break down your style.
My style is real southern, its cool af… but at the same time its relatable and its music that won’t get old no time soon. I got dat type of music you listen to when you on your way to smash a chick, tryna get in dat playa mode lol. Or the type of shit you listen to when you just got your check.
With the abundance of music coming out of Atlanta, how do you set yourself apart from the average up and coming artist around the way.
I like to pride myself in my ability to play with words, my lyrics, my rhyme schemes ya know. Coming from a city that is known for 1 hit wonders and stars that can’t really rap that good, I’m one of the artists that take the actual skill of rhyming seriously.
Now your new to the scene but your not that new. You’ve had a chance to work with a few people. What has been your best experience so far?
My best experience working with somebody I would have to say has been working with Dj Burn One. When we started working it kind of set a tone for the way I like to create now, which is getting in the studio with a producer and working together on a track. When we work together while he and his team are working on a track I’m writing the music and by the time their done I’m doing writing the whole song. We creating it together.
Now your last project, The Jiffy Cornbread Experience has such an interesting title. Break down what The Jiffy Cornbread Experience is?
Yea, “The Jiffy Cornbread Experience” was about me taking people on a ride to the south, how I view the south. Most people when they think of the south they think of “trappin” and thats it. But its some cool niggas in the south that don’t trap but bout getting dat bread, or dat used to trap like myself. So I wanted to give people that experience. And I grew up on “Jiffy” so it was also me giving people dat soul food and what i grew up on. I got my moms on their talking thru out the tape, so ya know its real homemade, authentic, and its a full experience.
Your new project is titled Forever Atlanta In The Heart (F.A.I.T.H.). What can we expect?
Expect me to just be in ya face wit da lyrics, concepts, all dat. This is my best work yet, and I’m not just saying that as a promo tool but on some real shxt its the best I’ve ever done and put into a project. I feel like dis is going to be a ground breaking project for me. You gone hear me on some shit you never heard me on before, but you gone also hear me on some shit that you like to hear me on too.
Who’s your favorite producer right now?
I got to say the homie Dj Burn One. But aside from him I like Cardo, him and Burn actually produced one together on the new joint. I like Soundz, he’s produced for a lot of people like Rihanna and Justin Bieber, i got some on the new album wit him. And my nxgga Bnice is cold too.
What artists inspire you to create?
Kanye West, Asap Rocky, Kendrick Lamar are probably my favs right now.
5 to 10 years from now when you look back on your career, what type of artist do you want to be remembered as?
I wanna be remembered as one of the greats. I want my name to be in the list of the Jay-Z’s, Biggies, Tupac’s, Andre 3000’s, and such. Im young in dis thang but i got a lot to say. I wanna be remembered as one of the best rappers from the south.
Who are your top 5 favorite MCs?
Top favorites right now… Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nas, Eminem. I had to do 6 LOL. No particular order.
Any last words or shout outs?
Shoutout to the #CoolClub man… the whole Atown, Burn One and crew. And just everybody thats been supporting what i’ve been doing. #salute