Fresh Music | Scotty ATL (@ScottyATL) ‘F.A.I.T.H.’:
There’s something about watching an artist progress from project to project that warms my heart. Particularly when it’s someone you actually like on wax. For me, most recently, that’s been Scotty ATL.
This week he finally dropped his third mixtape entitled ‘F.A.I.T.H.,’ an acronym for ‘Forever Atlanta In The Heart,’ and man oh man, has Eastside Scotty grown.
His debut a couple years ago, ‘Summer Dreams,’ was a damn good offering for a first timer, but he’s become notably confident in his flow, delivery, just everything.
I tried to narrow my favorite five down for this writeup and trust, it was harder than I thought it’d be. LOL. Of course the uber-talented DJ Burn One makes several appearances here behind the boards, then there are folks like this Stroud guy who clearly, I need to get to know — he’s dope.
Okay, so first the Fresh Five:
- ‘After Rap’ – All rappers aren’t about copping chains for life, some are ‘bout copping properties. Ask Killer Mike, and now, Scotty ATL.
- ‘Mama Ain’t Raise No Fool’ – Hilarious jaunt about opportunism and transparency. You can’t make the gold digging obvious. O__o Newcomer Miloh Smith helps out here.
- ‘My Shoes’ – Starlito & Killa Kyleon come along for the ride on ‘My Shoes’. I love the way this bumps and Scotty has a lil’ growl in his delivery too.
- ‘She Ont Give A F’ – Fellow Cool Club member, The Cool is Mac, appears here and holds his own. This track knocks on insane levels.
- ‘F.A.I.T.H.’ – The title track is one of the best on the tape. Scotty bares part of his soul, speaking on personal experiences involving family members he hasn’t seen in years, making his mother proud and more.
Honorable mentions include: ‘GAME w/ Trinidad James & Big K.R.I.T.,’ ‘Fuss and Fight w/ Lecrae,’ and ‘Handle Biz.’ These three joints?! Love ‘em.
Apparently, faith really does work. 😉