“Scotty ATL has been consistently dropping solid music for quite some time now, and it doesn’t look like he’s planning to stop anytime soon.” – Complex
“Scotty ATL is the ultimate blue-collar rapper that you don’t have to try and relate to—it just comes natural.” – Mass Appeal
Everything about Scotty ATL is definitively southern. From the way he positions his ‘A’ hat atop his head down to the flip-flop and socks on his feet, he’s an authentic offspring of the culture that has raised him. Hailing from the city’s eastside, Scotty ATL is the funk and soul of Outkast mixed with the political and social-consciousness of Goodie Mob, but from a perspective all his own. An utterly independent spirit with a distinct drawl and vernacular, his name embodies his persona. Scotty ATL is all things Atlanta, yet his movement is worldwide, which is neither by coincidence nor chance.[wpex click for full bio] A hustler since the womb, Scotty ATL formed his own label Cool Club, an ode to his style and attitude upon entering the business of entertainment. The street-smart rapper then began effectively building his brick-by-brick campaign putting in countless hours and money to expand his presence. As a result, he released a succession of popular mixtapes starting with the debut of 2011’s Summer Dreams hosted by DJ Burn One, which ignited a cult-like following. He released other successful projects such as In The Meantime, The Jiffy Cornbread Experience, F.A.I.T.H (Forever Atlanta In The Heart), In The Meantime 2 and SPAGHETTI Junction, all of which spawned notable singles. In 2014, he joined forces with Grammy-nominated artist B.o.B’s No Genre imprint and embarked on a nation-wide tour billed the Cool Club Tour. The following year he was featured on the remix to Curren$y’s “Cloud IX” and followed that up with the instant classic The Cooligan, a 16-track composition hosted by DJ Scream and DJ Mike Mars. The pivotal mixtape featured collaborations with Curren$y, CyHi The Prynce, 8Ball, Devin The Dude and B.O.B, with production credits going to KE On The Track, DJ Burn One and Drumma Boy.
Before the star-studded features and a fan base that spans the globe, Scotty ATL was just a kid with a dream. Having passion for both basketball and music, he started rhyming after being introduced to the art through an older mentor named King Jay. Then came the songwriting; much of it he would do while in class. Since stringing words together in an inventive way came instinctively, he quickly became known for his clever wordplay and vivid storytelling skills. A teenaged Scotty ATL participated in and won talent competitions, which prompted him to making homemade CDs that he’d pass out at school. During this time he also became a devout student of the game, particularly Outkast, UGK, 8Ball & MJG, Biggie and 2Pac. His knack for taking authentic hood experiences and flipping them into lyrical masterpieces earned him the reputation as one of Hip Hop’s most cutting-edge MCs.
Scotty ATL’s name is associated with grinding as much as it is for music. It was his nonstop work ethic and hands-on career approach that caught the attention of the No Genre label president. And his perseverance has been rewarded. He was invited to perform with B.o.B on stage at the 20th Anniversary of Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash in 2015. Scotty ATL also rocked the Next To Blow stage on the same day. The charismatic performer also hit the road for the No Genre Tour in 2015 and lent his talents to open for Big K.R.I.T. in 29 cities. Scotty ATL also appeared on the now defunct BET program 106 & Park where he did a backroom freestyle that set the Internet ablaze.
A self-starter that approaches all aspects of his life in an unconventional way, Scotty ATL created the No Handouts Tour with a mix of established and emerging rappers in a number of key cities throughout the southeastern region. He understands the importance of self-promotion and branding, a major factor in his winning strategy. The respect and support he has received as an independent in the industry is noteworthy having garnered collaborations with reputable artists that include Lil Boosie, Killer Mike and Big Gipp, to emerging rappers like Young Dolph.
Scotty ATL represents a unique hybrid of part rapper, part businessman. He is the proprietor of a grill company that has supplied custom gold mouthpieces to his famous rap counterparts such as Trinidad James, Rich Homie Quan, K Camp, Killer Mike and Trouble. Additionally, he owns rental property throughout Georgia and volunteers his time to motivate inner city youth to stay on the correct path being that he has yielded to the trappings of the street himself.
Scotty ATL has always abided by the quality over quantity mantra, which can be seen and felt in everything that he’s aligned with. Choosing to push the boundaries in music and business further, Atlanta’s crown jewel continues to shine and put on for his city.[/wpex]
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