Scotty ATL, also known as Scotty, is an Atlanta-based rapper, songwriter
and record producer. He attributes his interest in hip-hop to both of his
parents, noting that his mother in particular would often play 2Pac around
the house. It was as Scotty grew older, though, that he first took a serious
interest in music, along with a friend, King J, who was older than Scotty
and a rapper.Upon graduating from Redan High School in Atlanta, Scotty
attended Savannah State University to play basketball, ultimately deciding
to leave the team due to the team’s losing record. With his new-found free
time, Scotty rededicated himself to music and as part of the group Monopoly
Fleet that Scotty had formed in high school, he released an album titled
2339 Underground Boyz.
In 2011, with the street life behind him and a renewed focus on music,
Scotty, in collaboration with DJ/producer DJ Burn One released Summer
Dreams, hailed by Stereogum writer Tom Breihan as “one of the year’s
great unheralded mixtapes.” In the spring of 2012, following the release
of Summer Dreams, Scotty released In The Meantime. The 10-track
mixtape, hosted by DJ SR, was offered as a collection of songs for fans
to listen to as Scotty continued to work on his next official project. In
Summer 2012, Scotty released his new mixtape, The Jiffy Cornbread
Experience, hosted by DJ Scream and premiered by popular indie
music website Stereogum, which hailed the project as being “rich in
small details and bass tones.
In December 2012, Scotty announced a new mixtape with DJ Burn One,
FAITH, which is an acronym for “Forever Atlanta In The Heart,” and which
has been billed as a follow-up to the pair’s 2011 tape, Summer Dreams.
The mixtape will be released in February 2013, and has been preceded
by lead single (and video) “S.S.D.D.,” an acronym for “Same Shit Different
Day,” and “All The Hoes,” which features fellow Atlanta rapper, and Two-9
group member, Curti$ William$.