Young Scooter


Kenneth Edward Bailey born March 28, 1986, better known by his stage name Young Scooter, is an American rapper from Atlanta, GA,12 who is affiliated with Freebandz and 1017 Brick Squad Records34 and signed to his own label Black Migo Gang Scooter grew to prominence in 2012 after releasing a number of successful mixtapes and collaborating with notable rappers such as Gucci Mane, Future, Waka Flocka Flame and Chief Keef5 His mixtape Street Lottery received positive reviews and was certified gold on popular mixtape site DatPiff6 It was placed at number 24 on SPIN's 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 20137

Contents

  • 1 Life and career
  • 2 Musical style
  • 3 Legal issues
  • 4 Discography
    • 41 Mixtapes
    • 42 Singles
    • 43 Guest appearances
    • 44 Music videos
      • 441 As lead artist
      • 442 As featured artist
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Life and careeredit

Scooter was born in Walterboro, South Carolina When he was nine, his family moved to the Kirkwood Community aka Lil Mexico of Atlanta, GA In 2008, after he was charged with drug trafficking, he decided to start pursuing a career in music Scooter is a childhood friend with fellow Atlanta rapper Future2

While his first mixtape Plug Talkin didn't receive much attention, with his second release Finessin and Flexin' he made a name for himself, already collaborating with major artists Future, Rocko and Waka Flocka Flame5 Scooter put out 2 more mixtapes in 2012 – Married to the Streets and Voice of the Streetz, featuring production from Zaytoven, DJ Spinz, Nard & B, Da Honorable CNOTE and guest verses by Gucci Mane and Alley Boy8

Scooter's real breakthrough came in January 2013 when he released his mixtape Street Lottery SPIN named it "Rap release of the week"9 and XXL featured it on its "Best mixtapes of January" list10 Eric Diep of XXL called Scooter "one of the hottest street rappers coming out of Atlanta" and wrote that tracks like the single "Colombia" and "Street Lottery" featuring Bun B are "proof of his undeniable talent"10 The tape was also a viral success gaining over 100,000 downloads on DatPiff6 The official video for "Colombia", directed by Decatur Dan, premiered on MTV on January 31 The song became a hit in the south, especially in Scooter's hometown Atlanta4 Brandon Soderberg of SPIN classified it as a mix of Rick Ross' "Hustlin'" and Future's "Tony Montana"9 By the end of the month, an official remix with rappers Rick Ross, Birdman and Gucci Mane was released11 Lil Wayne also covered the song for his mixtape Dedication 512 The rapper's recent success prompted OnSmash to state "the buzz for Scooter is at an all-time high"13 On April 8, Scooter was arrested for violation of parole14

Scooter's collaboration mixtape with Gucci Mane Free Bricks 2 was released on February 28, 201315 On August 29, 2013, Young Scooter released his mixtape From The Cell Block To Your Block, featuring guest appearances from Future, Gucci Mane, Wale, YG, Lil Boosie, Webbie and Lil Phat, among others16

Musical styleedit

Scooter is known for his freestyle type of rapping, without writing down his lyrics, similarly to Gucci Mane He has defined his style as "count music," and explained it in an interview with Complex: "I don't really care what I say on a beat as long as it's about some money When you try to think hard and write it out, that's when it's gonna be fucked up"5

Scooter's lyrical themes are largely about money and drugs David Drake of Complex compared his "populist, kingpin rapping" to that of Young Jeezy, although he noted that Scooter doesn't have the "all-encompassing grandiosity" of his fellow Atlanta rapper5

Scooter is influenced by famous hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Diddy2

Legal issuesedit

Young Scooter was arrested for probation violation during a traffic stop in DeKalb County, Georgia, on April 8, 2013 According to HipHopDX, Scooter shared a jail cell with frequent collaborator Gucci Mane, who was arrested for probation violation on April 12, 201317 Scooter spent six months behind bars before being released in mid-October, 201318 On March 2, 2015 Young Scooter was released off probation19

Discographyedit

Mixtapesedit

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Finessin' & Flexin'20
  • Released: September 26, 2011
  • Label: Freebandz
  • Format: Digital download
Married To The Streets21
  • Released: January 21, 2012
  • Label: Freebandz
  • Format: Digital download
Plug Brothers22
with Cartel MGM
  • Released: June 27, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Voice of The Streetz23
  • Released: November 2, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Street Lottery24
  • Released: January 1, 2013
  • Label: Black Migo Gang, Freebandz, 1017 Records
  • Format: Digital download
Free Bricks 215
with Gucci Mane
  • Released: February 28, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
From The Cell Block To Your Block25
  • Released: August 29, 2013
  • Label: Black Migo Gang, Freebandz, 1017 Records
  • Format: Digital download
Street Lottery 226
  • Released: January 1, 2014
  • Label: Black Migo Gang, Freebandz, 1017 Records
  • Format: Digital download
80's Baby27
  • Released: July 5, 2014
  • Label: Black Migo Gang, Freebandz, 1017 Records
  • Format: Digital download
Jug Season28
  • Released: January 27, 2015
  • Label: Black Migo Gang, Freebandz, 1017 Records
  • Format: Digital download
Juggathon
with Zaytoven
  • Released: May 27, 2015
  • Label: Black Migo Gang, Freebandz, 1017 Records
  • Format: Digital download
Married To The Streets 2
  • Released: November 3, 2015
  • Label: Black Migo Gang, Freebandz, 1017 Records
  • Format: Digital download
Street Lottery 3
  • Released: April 27, 2016
  • Label: Black Migo Gang, Freebandz, 1017 Records
  • Format: Digital download
The Dream Team29
with Ralo
  • Released: May 27, 2016
  • Label: Famerica
  • Format: Digital download
Jugg King
  • Released: July 14, 2017
  • Label: Black Migo Gang, Freebandz, 1017 Records
  • Format: Digital download

Singlesedit

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US R&B
US Rap
"Colombia"30 2012 Street Lottery
"DI$Function"31
featuring Future, Juicy J and Young Thug
2014 Count Music

Guest appearancesedit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artists Album
"Birds Take a Bath"32 2012 Future, Young Jeezy Astronaut Status
"Anything You Want"33 Dose, Future Foreign Dreams
"All We Do"34 Yung Ralph Juugman Reloaded
"Plug Relation"35 Cartel MGM Hood Azz Mexikan
"Smoke Alarm"35
"Money Habits"36 Gucci Mane Trap God
"Don't Trust"36
"Rolly Up"36 Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame
"Shooter"36 Gucci Mane, Yung Fresh
"Dead Man"36 Gucci Mane, Trae tha Truth
"Fuck Something"36 Gucci Mane, Kirko Bangz, Waka Flocka Flame
"Sky Diving"37 OG Boo Dirty, Gucci Mane Definition Of A G
"On It"38 Mike WiLL Made It, Chief Keef Est In 1989 25
"Muphucka"39 2013 Mexico Rann FBG: The Movie
"Missing"39 Future, Big Bank Blank
"Everything Ours"39 Future
"Appeal"39 N/A
"Murda She Wrote"40 Waka Flocka Flame, Cartel MGM Duflocka Rant 2
"Fuck With It" Young Thug 1017 Thug
"Big Guwap"41 Gucci Mane Trap God 2
"Bullet Wound"41 Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne
"I Need More"42 Fredo Santana Fredo Kruger
"I'm Good"43 Future The Mission
"New Money"44 Shawty Lo, Cash Out I'm Da Man 4
"Plug Prices"45 OJ da Juiceman 6 Ringz Vol 2
"Holmes"46 Migos, Gucci Mane N/A
"Who U Wit"47 Verse Simmonds, Yo Gotti, Trouble
"Can't Handle Me"48 Gucci Mane, Young Dolph EastAtlantaMemphis
"Investigation"48 Gucci Mane, Young Dolph, Big Bank Black
"Play No Games" Remix49 Frenchie Long Overdue
"Done It All"50 Casino Ex Drug Dealer
"Short Fuse"51 Waka Flocka Flame, Eldorado Red DuFlocka Rant: Halftime Show
"Grew Up"52 Young Dolph, Project Pat High Class Street Music 3: Trappin Out A Mansion
"Muddy"53 Gucci Mane, Young Dolph Trap House III
"Money Counter"54 Alley Boy War Cry
"Topside"55 Gunplay, Young Breed Acquitted
"Maserati"56 Philthy Rich, Gucci Mane NERNL 2
"Ea$tside"57 Trinidad James, Gucci Mane, Alley Boy, Childish Gambino 10 PC Mild
"Faces"58 Gucci Mane World War 3: Lean
"Cali"59 Diary of a Trap God
"Recognize"59 Gucci Mane, Akon
"Pickup and Dropoffs"60 Chevy Woods Gang Land 2
"Convicts" Donkey Loyalty Means Everything
"Project Building"61 E-40, Gucci Mane The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 5
"Big Plays"62 2014 Taylor J N/A
"What You Said"63 Project Pat Cheez N Dope 3: Street God
"Guwop"64 2016 Young Thug, Quavo, Offset Jeffery

Music videosedit

As lead artistedit

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Directors
"77 Birds"
featuring Gucci Mane
2012 G Visuals65
"Cash Money" Cricket6667
"The Corner"
"Down Bad" G Visuals68
"Hardest Thing In Life" G Rank69
"Flying Packs"
featuring Cartel MGM
GT Films70
"Colombia" 2013 Decatur Dan71
"Street Lights"
featuring Gucci Mane and OJ da Juiceman
Mr Boomtown72
"Streets Talking"
featuring Shyst Red
Cam Kirk73
"Colombia" Remix
featuring Rick Ross, Birdman and Gucci Mane
Gabriel Hart74

As featured artistedit

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Directors
"Anything You Want"
Dose featuring Future and Young Scooter
2012 G Visuals33
"All We Do"
Yung Ralph featuring Young Scooter
Cricket3475
"Money Habits"
Gucci Mane featuring Young Scooter
"Dead Man"
Gucci Mane featuring Young Scooter and Trae tha Truth
Philly Fly Boy76
"New Money"
Shawty Lo featuring Cash Out and Young Scooter
2013 GT Films77
"Shooter"
Gucci Mane featuring Young Scooter and Yung Fresh
Mr Boomtown78
"Holmes"
Migos featuring Young Scooter and Gucci Mane
Mike Ryan46

Referencesedit

  1. ^ Drake, David 2013-04-12 "Young Scooter Jailed for Probation Violation" Complex Retrieved 2013-04-12 
  2. ^ a b c "Young Scooter" Yourbestfeaturecom Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  3. ^ "Young Scooter Clears Up Rumors Of Being Signed To Gucci Mane & Talks "Colombia Remix" VIDEO" Global Grind Retrieved 2013-03-11 
  4. ^ a b "Young Scooter's "Colombia" Is Apparently Blasphemous To REAL Colombian Drug Cartels" Gossiponthiscom Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  5. ^ a b c d Drake, David 2013-01-25 "Who Is Young Scooter" Complex Music Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  6. ^ a b "Young Scooter Street Lottery" DatPiff Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  7. ^ "SPIN's 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013" SPIN Retrieved 27 December 2013 
  8. ^ "Free Young Scooter Mixtapes" DatPiff Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  9. ^ a b Soderberg, Brandon 2013-09-01 "Rap Release of the Week: Young Scooter's 'Street Lottery'" Spin Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  10. ^ a b Diep, Eric 2013-01-31 "The 12 Best Mixtapes of January" XXL Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  11. ^ Diep, Eric 2013-02-20 "Young Scooter Enlists an All-Star Cast for "Colombia Remix"" XXL Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  12. ^ "Dedication 5" HipHopDX Retrieved 2013-09-01 
  13. ^ "Young Scooter – Pass Around feat Gucci Mane & Wale" OnSmash Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  14. ^ Paine, Jake 2013-04-12 "Young Scooter Arrested For Parole Violation" HipHop DX Retrieved 2013-05-14 
  15. ^ a b "Gucci Mane & Young Scooter - Free Bricks 2" DatPiff Retrieved 2013-02-27 
  16. ^ "Young Scooter - From The Cell Block To Your Block" LiveMixtapes Retrieved 2013-09-01 
  17. ^ http://wwwhiphopdxcom/index/news/id23662/titlegucci-mane-young-scooter-reportedly-sharing-cell-at-dekalb-county-jail
  18. ^ http://wwwcomplexmagca/music/2013/10/young-scooter-released-from-jail
  19. ^ Black Migo Scooter @youngscooter 2 March 2015 "FINALLY OFF PROBATION

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