Nitty Scott, MC doesn’t hold back on her freestyle over A$AP Rocky and Flatbush Zombies’ “Bath Salt.”
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Nitty Scott, MC recently hung out with the staff of The Source at their headquarters. While there, Nitty talked about her The Boombox Diaries Vol. 1 mixtape, where she’s from, women in hip hop today, and more.
Nitty Scott, MC recently sat down with the folks over at HipHopDX to discuss the challenges she faces as an artist and a woman in the music industry, working with Kendrick Lamar on “The Flower Child,” not dissing other emcees, and more. Read of couple of excerpts from the interview below.
HipHopDX: Do you ever feel frustrated that you have to work harder just to be able to be respected as a young woman and as a young artist?
Nitty Scott, MC: Yeah, I mean I think a lot of artists that are on my level and trying to do the same thing as me can all relate to that feeling of just being frustrated and just seeing these obvious, obvious, obvious publicity cop outs essentially. I see it happen all the time whether it be a cosign, whether it be some controversial statement or some “fly” video, whatever the case may be, you see artists getting put on for the most ridiculous reasons nowadays. But you can’t dwell on what you don’t like, you can’t dwell on what’s okay cause it’s essentially a waste of time and energy so I just focus on my movement, I focus on my culture and what I’m bringing to the situation and I’ve kind of just flipped the mentality to instead of “why me? Why do I have to carry this whole thing on my back and really take the long way up?” I’ve completely reversed that thought process to say, “Why not me?” So why not be the one to really, really change the scope of things or being a part of changing the scope of things by being willing to stay true to myself, to not bend for anybody and check or whatever the case may be and take the time to build and develop this organic buzz that I have. It’s all these things I feel are going to speak for me and just speak for themselves when I get to a certain level. And I was having this conversation with my manager the other day where as it’s happening, I feel that people don’t respect it as much as you’re grinding and as you’re building to break this barrier. You definitely have fans that are cheering you along the way but for the most part you don’t get that validation or that gratification until it actually happens. So until I make some kind of statement via numbers or maybe just having a longevity that some of the other emerging female artists won’t be able to have that’s when I expect people to acknowledge the hard work that I really put into this because there are so many things that we could do right now to up the popularity, to speed up the process but it’s like once you get to that point it’s all about maintaining that and I’m not here to have your average four to five year rap career and just kind of be ran into the ground until nobody wants to see my face anymore. That’s not really what we’re trying to accomplish. I want to have longevity, I want be one of these artists that can evolve literally through their art over years, over a very long amount of time and still be able to make timeless, impactful music that will affect people beyond this week’s Billboard charts and that’s what we’re all about.
In celebration of the release of her debut EP, The Boombox Diaries, Vol. 1, Nitty Scott, MC will be hosting a release party this Saturday at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, NY. Nitty plans to perform and will feature djing from Distrolord, Large Professor, and the Audible Doctor.