Nitty Scott makes your new favorite throwback tunes, as if being born in ’90 anchored her indefinitely to the decade’s boom bap essence. She’s got a voice inflection similar to Ladybug Mecca from Digable Planets and a beauty comparable to everyone’s favorite baby girl, Aaliyah. The latter may be a complete genetic coincidence, but her music’s golden-era flavor is deliberate. On “Auntie Maria’s Crib” the female emcee (and self proclaimed non-rapper) ruminates about blunts, her rhyming skills and dollar Arizona teas. The beat, produced by The Good Reverend Dr., channels the mellowed-out bassline of “Represent,” Nas’ Preemo-produced Illmatic classic. “Auntie Maria’s Crib” is like a backpacker-approved shoutout to 1994, the year Scott turned three. Scott’s Doobies x Popsicle Sticks drops soon.
Download: Nitty Scott, “Auntie Maria’s Crib”