Scotty ATL is a young up-and-coming rapper from Atlanta who's apart of the new wave of talent that's sweeping the hip-hop scene. With friends like XXL 2013 Freshmen Trinidad Jame$, super-clique Two-9, Young Scooter, and Rome Fortune, New Atlanta is stocked full of fresh raw names. The wonderful thing about this group of young Atlanta artists is the genuine friendship and bond they have—appearing on each other mixtapes and riding out to each other shows. One thing you can instantly tell about Scotty is his love for his city. Born and raised in the ATL, on his right forearm is a tattoo of F.A.I.T.H or Forever Atlanta In The Heart, the same name he dubbed his breakout 2013 mixtape with DJ Burn One. On the 16-track mixtape, boasting a litany of impressive songs, you see a glimmer of greatness that captivates the listener to tune in for more. As the buzz and hype continues to swell up, Scotty ATL swung by the XXL offices to discuss how he went from hoop dreams to rapping, New Atlanta, F.A.I.T.H., and his dreams of being a household name.—Emmanuel C.M. (@ECM_LP)