Album: Scotty ATL – Daily Bread
The Hard-Working Rapper Drops a Powerful and Engaging Record About Overcoming Grief and Loss
Critical Praise for Scotty ATL:
“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
A quintessential hustler with enough talent to carry the weight of his city on his back and in his name, Scotty ATL makes engaging street tales about the daily grind. Today, Scotty releases Daily Bread, his latest full-length out via his own Cool Club Records, a career highlight premiered by XXL about how grief amplifies the impact of everyday struggles. Daily Bread is a cathartic culmination of a rough year for Scotty ATL. While on tour with B.o.B in March, Scotty lost four people close to him in the span of four weeks, including the late Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh. Unable to say goodbye to his friends in person, Scotty channeled all of the sweet and sorrowful memories of his friends into Daily Bread. Though Daily Bread touches upon heavy subject matter, it is still an engaging listen, lifted by Scotty’s easy charisma and his determination to live his life and push through his grief. “Some of the greatest rappers told their life stories,” explains Scotty ATL. “That’s what I’m doing. I’m giving people my real life, the good, the bad and the ugly.” With perceptive lyricism and an impressive tonal consistency, Daily Bread is one of Scotty ATL’s most accomplished efforts yet.
Scotty ATL continues: “It feels wonderful to get this project out of my body, mind, and spirit. I had to overcome a lot just to get it out. With this particular project I wanted for people to see my growth as an artist and as a lyricist, I wanted my fans to be able to follow the story of who I am as a person and I what went through. Some people didn’t want me to pull these stories out, some wanted me to go the regular route and put out a hot album with singles. I had label situations that wanted to sign me and told me to shelve this deeply personal project and create an album full of bangers instead so they could push them to radio. In my mind, I think the way music is today, it’s different with the J. Cole’s and Kendrick’s and the Nipsey Hustles of the world. Those are the guys that stand true as artists and to they fans and it’s working. And a single will come out of it if it’s supposed to. I don’t think I need to follow the blueprint of the music industry, I blaze my own trail, just like I have always have.”
Daily Bread is an album rooted in tragedy and triumph, focusing on Scotty’s personal growth and lessons learned. Album highlights include lead single “So High,” a stoner’s anthem featuring Jaydot Rain, the FADER-premiered “Bye Bye,” a heartfelt lamentation to lost homies featuring a beautiful guest spot by Ty Dolla $ign, and “Kno That U Will,” a Southern-fried trap ballad with a hook from Kissie Lee. With production from DJ Burn One, KE On the Track, and Cory Mo, among others, Daily Bread follows in a noble tradition of songs like Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “T.R.O.Y.,” exploring the excesses and the consequences of a rapper’s life. A rapper, producer, record label owner, and entrepreneur, Daily Bread is the result of a career’s worth of grinding, and it is available to purchase on iTunes or to stream on Spotify.
Read XXL’s premiere: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2016/09/scotty-atls-daily-bread-album/
Scotty ATL Background:
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.
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.
“Bye Bye” ft. Ty Dolla $ign: https://soundcloud.com/scottyatlmusic/bye-bye-feat-ty-prod-by-tino