The Break Presents: Lotto Savage
For someone who's been rapping for less than a year, Lotto Savage is heading right into the arms of success.
The Atlanta native likely wouldn't be rapping at all if it wasn't for Slaughter Gang leader 21 Savage. After the 2016 XXL Freshman featured Lotto on the hit song "Dirty K" back in 2015, his rap career took off. Since then, Lotto, who's also a member of Slaughter Gang, dropped the banger "Trapped It Out" and signed a deal with Epic Records.
"The plan right now is really to get out to and let everybody know who I am and where I came from, know me for who I am," he tells XXL. "Just stay busy. My single, ['Trapped It Out'], out [right now is] doing great. I just feel like by the end of this year I will make the stamp that I need to and by next year I’ll be rollin’."
While down South is where he made a name for himself, the rapper is looking to expand his brand globally. With his goals in sight and a major label behind him, Lotto Savage has a promising career in the game ahead of him. Find out more about his come up and where he's headed below.
Name: Lotto Savage
I grew up listening to: "I grew up listening to 2Pac, Biggie, Boosie BadAzz, Hot Boys, Webbie, Jay Z, that’s about it. I started rapping when my brother 21 Savage did the song with me, 'Dirty K.' That was the first song I ever did. After his career blew up, he told me capitalize off it. That’s how I started rapping. I didn’t see me doing music before ['Dirty K']. I had my mind on other stuff at the time."
"If it weren’t for [21 Savage] saying what he said, I probably wouldn’t be rappin’ right now. I don’t even write now, I freestyle all my raps. I grew a lot. I got a deal with Epic. I got my label Bases Loaded, I came a long way from not rappin' to having a major deal and independent label. Things have been great for me."
Most people don’t know: "I’m really a cool dude. My looks may give off the wrong perception."
My style’s been compared to: "My sound is a unique sound. In comparison, I don’t think you can compare me to anybody because I don’t sound like anybody out right now. I have a distinct voice, a voice that you don’t have to use Auto-Tune on. I really didn’t notice [my voice was different] until somebody told me."
My standout records or moments to date have been: “'Trapped It Out' because it’s a different sound."
My goal in hip-hop is: "I want to be the new voice of hip-hop. I want to be the voice for the streets. I want to be the voice for the hood. As far as my career, I want to be big. I don’t want to be just a local artist. I want to big around the globe."
I’m gonna be the next: "I’ll be the next Jay Z or L.A. Reid. L.A. Reid is the most powerful Black man in the rap industry right now. He accomplished a lot of great things and he just got a good business mind frame. As far being the next Jay Z, I’m talking about my craft and my music, being a type of artist that elevate to the next level."
Standout: "Trapped It Out"
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