Video: Skooly – “Baccstreet Boy” (Prod. by The Honorable C-N.O.T.E.)
The 2 Chainz Signee Doesn’t Care Who You Are, Where You’re From, or What You Did in This New Video from Don’t You Ever Forget Me Vol. 2
Boasting an influential flow and an uncommon sense of melody, influential ATLien Skooly is ready to become a household name. Inhabiting five different characters and creating his own boy band, Skooly shares the larger-than-life “Baccstreet Boy” video. A hard-nosed story of Skooly’s come-up with a titanic trap beat from The Honorable C-N.O.T.E., “Baccstreet Boy” illuminates a key contradiction within Skooly, contrasting his hardscrabble beginnings with his refined and radio-ready songcraft. In the video, the ATL rapper exposes five different aspects of his persona–street punk Skate, mobster Blacc Jon Gotti, the precocious Skool Boy, hipster King Cosa, and Skooly, the rapper’s usual identity–as he shows off his dance moves in front of a dark background. “Baccstreet Boy” is the latest video from Don’t You Ever Forget Me Vol. 2, following the boisterous “Really Rich,” the rowdy, fan-featuring video for “FreakHill,” and the conflicted video for “Racist.” Earlier this week, Skooly teased his forthcoming Don’t You Ever Forget Me Vol. 3 with a SoundCloud playlist of 3 tracks featuring Duke and Skippa Da Flippa.
A sonic innovator and an architect of Atlanta’s melodic trap renaissance, credited as an influence by Young Thug among others, Skooly’s cultural clout manifested in a shoutout in the season premiere for FX’s hit show Atlanta, starring Donald Glover. Following the complimentary shout out in that popular series, Skooly is ready to make the move from underground hero status to mainstream recognition with his Don’t You Ever Forget Me trilogy. A seven-track dose of radio-ready music, the recently released Vol. 1 features radio-ready jams like “Dirty Dawg (Insane)” romantic trap singles like “White Balenciaga,” and bangers like “Habit,” which features label boss 2 Chainz, and boasts a raucous music video. On Don’t You Ever Forget Me, Skooly gets real about his journey, detailing his years of being one of Atlanta’s most prolific collaborators and finding real ones to ride along the way. Skooly just wrapped up a mini-tour, with headlining dates in Dallas, Orlando, and Atlanta, and tore up the stage at Rolling Loud Festival in Miami. Released by 2 Chainz‘s TRU imprint and distributed by EMPIRE, Don’t You Ever Forget Me Vol. 2 is out now, available to listen to as a joint record with the first EP.
Watch “Baccstreet Boy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk2oUDHhDB4
Buy/Listen to Don’t You Ever Forget Me Vol. 2: http://smarturl.it/due4me2 // https://soundcloud.com/therealskooly/sets/dont-you-ever-forget-me-2
Don’t You Ever Forget Me Vol. 2 Tracklist:
- Freak Hill (prod by CeeO)
- Mazi Truck (Prod by DunDeal)
- Baccstreet Boy (Prod by Honorable C Note)
- Really Rich (Prod by Mondo)
- Catching a cold (Prod by The High Rollers)
- Moving too fast (Prod by DunDeal)
- Stone Cold Killer (Prod by Zaytoven)
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EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels. Given its reputation, EMPIRE works with today’s hottest talent from superstars such as T.I. and red-hot newcomers such as Anderson .Paak. While remaining 100% independent, EMPIRE has also partnered with Atlantic Records for a joint venture, home to breakout star D.R.A.M. and joined forces with Republic Records for the release of Sage The Gemini’s Remember Me album.
Bio, pics, and more available here: www.audibletreats.com/skooly
“Baccstreet Boy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk2oUDHhDB4
“Really Rich”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OPkEi1pZqw
Don’t You Ever Forget Me Vol. 2: http://smarturl.it/due4me2 // https://soundcloud.com/therealskooly/sets/dont-you-ever-forget-me-2
“Habit” ft. 2 Chainz: https://youtu.be/Qg5BcPlfv8U
“White Balenciaga”: https://youtu.be/mhp0tKo3fKk
Don’t You Ever Forget Me Vol. 1: https://Empire.lnk.to/DontYouEverForgetMeEP
“Dirty Dawg ‘Insane'”: https://soundcloud.com/therealskooly/dirty-dawg-insane // http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmcAa_kqWBM
“Stylin'” ft. Young Thug: https://open.spotify.com/track/2Tf1SZeN8gkRzXDNdQlUwB