Sitting with me today I have my man, Atlanta freshman, Scotty ATL.What’s good welcome to the site how is everything on your end?
Scotty ATL: Everything is great, thanks for taking the time out to interview me.
Now I was on set with Motion Family, (S/O to Motion for the invite), for your “GAME” video shoot. Why don’t you spit a little game for your fans and please introduce yourself where you from, what you do and what you represent?
Scotty ATL: Im Scotty ATL, a dope rap artist from the ATL. One of the leaders of the new school that’s bringing a different flava to the game.
How was it growing up in Atlanta?
Scotty ATL: It’s been dope, growing up in a single parent home ya know you experience the good and the bad times but for the most part I cant complain. Mom’s hustled hard and made sure a nig didn’t go without much at all.
I see you went to Redan High School and played ball , any good?
Scotty ATL: Yea I was pretty good, might dunk on somebody every now then.
Being that your where you are today. If you could choose the NBA or rapping, which would, you choose?
Scotty ATL: If I could choose rapping with fa sho rap check lol I’d definitely choose rapping. That’s my heart, rapping is. So at the end of the day I do it because I love it… but the check is cool too though.
With so many influences in Atlanta how did you grasp your style?
Scotty ATL: I’ve always like music that connected with people. Im a student of the game so I noticed that the greats always talked about their life story you know stuff that they have been through. So that’s my style pretty much, music that relates. As far as the playa southern sound, I grew up in the south and I grew up watching the lives of my dad and my cousins who were playas.
Who were some of your influences?
Scotty ATL: Rap influences were UGK, Outkast, 8 Ball & MJG, Three 6 Mafia just to name a few.
When was that moment when you knew you wanted to be in the music industry?
Scotty ATL: When I won the talent show in high I was like yea I can do this! When I started seeing that people actually rocked with the music I knew I had a future.
Who was the first person to turn you on to becoming an artist?
Scotty ATL: My homeboy “King J”.
How do you place yourself with the larger world of hip hop?
Scotty ATL: I place myself as one of the best upcoming artist out there.
What has been your biggest challenges in the industry so far?
Scotty ATL: moving as an independent artist… keeping the campaign, videos, music etc going.
Back this track “GAME”, what made you reach out to BIG K.R,I.T and Trinidad James as features?
Scotty ATL: Me and Trinidad made the song before “All Gold Everything” video came out. We had no idea he was going to blow up the way he did, we were just recording the track to do a song together. I’ve always been a fan of Krit, so when I met him at Big Sant’s event one night he told me he was also a fan of my music too. DJ Burn One was like send it to Krit a few days later, I did and he sent it right back and killed it.
Who produced the “GAME” track?
Scotty ATL: DJ Burn One
Tell us a little about the concept of “Game”.
Scotty ATL: The concept is about GAME that is being spit from men and women all around the world.. we were just giving you our take on it.
Who runs game better men or women?
Scotty ATL: Women lol fa sho
When you are searching for the next hit track, what are you looking for?
Scotty ATL: Not searching for the next hit, I just make music, if a hit comes out of it cool. I feel like it’ll come sooner or later if you are putting yourself in the studio with the right people
What can fans expect to see from you for the remainder of the year any new singles, mixtape, EP or album?
Scotty ATL: I have a new mixtape dropping early nov called “Spaghetti Junction”.
Where and How can Fans, Artist, Dj’s, producers, promoters and media get incontact or keep up with you?
Scotty ATL: Twitter and IG @ScottyATL // www.scottyatl.net
Anything else you would like to share with us?
Scotty ATL: s/o 2 da #CoolClub and erbody dats been supporting ya boi.