True to the Freebandz work ethic, Atlanta rapper Young Scooter dropped his second mixtape of the year this weekend. The 2 Chainz-featuring "Life Support", leaked a couple weeks ago, is an apt lead single for the project: with his beat selection Scooter plays it straight and slow, as his lyrics and features overflow with passionate tributes to the streets. The tape starts with Scooter pointing out repeatedly that he was born the same year as Drake, drawling about how he started "from the bottom", before rolling into a track called "Chiraq" that nods to another 2014 hit of the same name. Scooter places himself inside these superstar parallels only to roughen them up and bring them back down to the streets, with the help of 14-year-old drill rapper Lil Mouse. Where Nicki and Drake make allusions, 80's Baby lives and breathes that life.
July 06, 2014