I had a chat with ATL resident and rising southern artist Scotty this past week and he really opened up. Check out below what went down. Make sure you grab his new project F.A.I.T.H., available now.
So you just released your project F.A.I.T.H. how does it feel to have it out and available for your fans and newbies to have?
It feels great, we’ve been working on this for a minute. I actually started it when I started working on my last EP The Jiffy Cornbread Experience with DJ Scream. We were supposed to drop it last year but we pushed it back to make sure it was right.
What kinda of feedback have you been getting on it?
I’ve been getting some real good feedback. Some of it is surprising to hear, people call it a classic or the best tape out this year. I don’t know if people were expecting it.
The name obviously represents your home and how you feel about it. What do you love most about your city?
I love the people. I’ve had a chance to travel to a few places in and out of the country, and the thing i always say is that people in the ATL have that “Southern Hospitality”. When I go to some places people wont even speak if they don’t know you, or help you out if you need help like directions or something “lol”.
Atlanta has produced a ton of great artists, what sets you aside from the artists that are coming up on the music scene in ATL right now?
I’m just being myself. I think right now that’s what stands out in the music biz period. So many people are trying to be the next whoever instead of giving people who they really are. Instead of club banger’s I’m giving folks my real life, and if that turns into a club banger then so be it.
Take us through your writing process. What is a perfect writing environment for Scotty?
I have different writing techniques. The most effective one I think is when I’m writing the song while the producer is making the beat. That’s how me and DJ Burn One make most of our music. We come up with a direction, or a vibe, and as him and his team were making the beat I was writing the verses and the hook. Usually by the time they finish the beat I’m done with the song. I also like to write in the car while I’m driving.
Everyone has the one person they look up to, that made them want to push harder and follow their dream. Who is that person for you?
Ms. Tammy. She is like a second mom to me, she really gave me the confidence and helped me to believe in myself when nobody was really fuckin’ with me.
What’s the craziest thing that has happened to you at one of your shows?
Um, in SXSW this year I had the best show I ever had at Nice Kicks, it was on the rooftop with the pool and everything. The whole crowd was just turnt up more than I had ever seen at any show I have ever performed at and we’ve had some pretty good shows. I just remember on “SSDD” the call and response was crazy!
What are your goals for 2013 and what is the overall goal for your music career?
My goal for 2013 is to break into the music industry and become a household name. I have more specific goals but this year I would like to accomplish that by doing stuff like having a song in rotation on radio, being on MTV jams, and being on 106 Park. As far as overall music career I want to be known as south legend, and den “I’ma be shit after rap!”
Have you been approached by any major labels yet and if so are there any you are interested in?
No comment (lol). We’ll see soon.
Last, what is something that most people don’t know about Scotty?
I’m a neat freak (haha). I hate when stuff is organized and messy, and I love business, just the art of business itself.
Tell everyone where they can find you on the web?
Thanks for you time!