Young Scooter talks about his affiliations with Brick Squad and Freebandz, staying independent, working with Birdman, and his upcoming debut album with The Breakfast Club.
Young Scooter's name is rising quickly. We've seen him heavily featured on Future's FBG: The Movie, last week's collaborative tape with Gucci, as well as his own Street Lottery mixtape earlier this year. Scooter sat down with the Breakfast Club to talk about his affiliations with other rappers, being on probation, and his debut album.
Scooter seems to have a lot of famous ties in the rap game, and while he has close relationships with a couple of crews, he's remaining independent for the meantime. “I got no deal” said Scooter, adding that he's “Brick Squad affiliated, Freebandz affiliated", but that's as far as their ties go. "They just big brothers to me.”
Scooter also spoke of the recent guests he acquired on the remix to his street anthem "Colombia". "Gucci, he introduced me to Birdman so I salute him for that" he said. "As far as the remix a lot of people wanted to get on the song, because of the title, the topic, and the beat's so crazy. That's what made everybody just wanna jump on it." On the process behind selecting his collaborators from the long list of interested parties, Scooter said "I chose to put Ross, Birdman, and Gucci on it , cause they the street."
On his relationship with Birdman, the ATL rapper said the two work together often. "I kick it with bird all the time," adding that the two have "a lot of work together." Scooter called himself a "Rich Gang affiliate", saying "[Birdman] with whatever I'm with."
The "Colombia" rapper also revealed that he would be dropping his debut album in July, and while he did not confirm any details on the project, he insisted it would be released independently.
Scooter then talked a bit about being on probation for a trafficking charge, which he revealed he's "got about 8 months left" on. He also weighed in on the death of Slim Dunkin, declaring the killer who was sentenced to 25 years in jail got what he deserved. "Anybody who's killed somebody knows there's problems coming behind him. Ain't just him."
Watch the full interview below