By Jack Barnes
Scotty ATL has never been a stranger to hard work. The Atlanta native is a rapper, record producer, songwriter, entrepreneur, CEO of Cool Club (his own record label), and the owner of Atown Grillz. With ambition like this, the lofty goals Scotty set for his upcoming album Daily Bread shouldn’t come as a surprise. Scotty described the upcoming project as “My version of Tupac’s ‘Keep Ya Head Up’ or UGK’s Ridin’ Dirty or Outkast’s Southernplayalisticadallacuzik
The project features Ty $, Jaydot Rain, and Kissie Lee and has track produced by KE On the Track, JayeLL, and Cory Mo among others. In the run up to the album, which he’s releasing on September 21st, Scotty will host listening parties in Houston (9/14),Los Angeles (9/15), and Atlanta (9/16), where Chef Marlo will cook for guests.
On Daily Bread, Scotty spits sincere and personal rhymes over a steady supply of soulful beats. However, the album comes at a tumultuous time. Scotty lost four people close to him before going on tour with B.o.B. earlier this year, and then while on four more while on tour and shortly after he got back, a cousin. Scotty pushed through the tragedy by reading books, jogging, meditating, seeing a counselor, and putting in long hours at the lab. The result is an album that is at once tragic and triumphant. “The greatest rappers tell their life stories. That’s what I’m doing. I’m giving people my real life, the good, the bad and the ugly,” Scotty explains when asked about the subject matter for the album, adding, “I focus on lyrics, focus on content and subject manner. I’m branding myself as a lyricist from ATL, like a T.I. or anOutkast, who can give some game on a track. I talk about both sides of the streets, meaning sometimes people can only glorify the streets but not warn about the dangers. I live that lifestyle but I’d also advise you to save money. Street but conscious. If you’re risking your life every day, make it count.”
Today, Scotty drops “So High,” the lead single featuring Jaydot Rain. Offering a hint of what’s to come, the track exemplifies Scotty’s celebratory side. Chimes tip-toe over the bass rumbling beat produced byKE On The Track, Scotty adds swaggering lines boasting about “sold out shows” and how his “neck is freezing” as well as being “So High.” The track is a standout from the album, which will be releasedSeptember 21st with 7 tracks on SoundCloud and 10 on the retail version.
Daily Bread Tracklist:
- Stupid Rich (Prod by Cory Mo)
- Tha Ruler (Prod by CAL – i)
- Can’t be Life (Prod by JayeLL)
- So HIGH Feat. Jaydot Rain (Prod by KE On the Track)
- M.Y.O.B (Prod by KE On the Track)
- Kno That U Will Feat. Kissie Lee (Prod by Tino)
- Tom Sawya (Prod by 8 Track)
- The Journey (Prod by Chris Prythm)
- Amen (Prod by DJ Burn One)
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