Scotty ATL Stays Trill in New Freestyle
Scotty ATL knows how to hustle. The Atlanta rhymer has been making music for nearly a decade and recently launched a successful business creating grills for whoever wants to flex. This past summer, Scotty dropped his new mixtape $tream$, which is dedicated to all the hustlers who are getting multiple income streams just like him. The multifaceted artist shows no signs of slowing down as he heads into 2020.
With plans to release new music in the coming year, the ATL rapper shows and proves his lyrical skills in a new freestyle for XXL's What I Do series. Scotty ATL reminds us that he's a true veteran when it comes to spitting bars. "So trill, I'm Guwop's clone/Learn a lesson from my peers, it appears I know/Niggas want to see you win ’til you actually blow/Wearin' circles around rappers I was actually slow/They was talkin' cheap prices, we was actually low," he raps.
Music is not the only thing that's bringing Scotty revenue. He also runs a grills shop in the ATL called Grillz by Scotty over at 1900 Candler Rd. The 30-year-old entrepreneur started designing custom grills for other rappers while he was on tour. "I've been doing it for a minute," he tells XXL. "Then I went on tour with Ace Hood and started doing grills on the tour. Then when I got back, I started helping this Korean dude run his store. That's how I learned how to run a real store; he taught me a lot of shit. And then I took what I learned and put it to my own store."
Scotty, born Walter Scott Williams, credits Killer Mike and David Banner for helping him tap into his entrepreneurial spirit. "They gave me a lot of good advice," he says. "Killer Mike was like, 'If you do a store, it would be like a tourist's attraction.' It was a big risk, but it worked."
Outside of making grills, Scotty ATL is also focused on being a rap mogul with his independent record label, Cool Club. He recently signed King Shy, an 18-year-old rapper from Americus, Ga., who is making a name for himself with his catchy single, "Where I'm From."
Next up, Scotty is working on a solo album with beats done solely by Atlanta's legendary production crew Organized Noize. He's also featured on Big Boi and Sleepy Brown's upcoming collaborative project The Big Sleepover.
From making grills to spitting rhymes, the hustle never stops for Scotty ATL.
Check out Scotty ATL's XXL freestyle below.
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