With 20 solid tracks, Young Scooter’s latest street effort, 80s Baby, is a reminder of why he has quickly become one of the trap’s most celebrated new artists. Simply put: Scooter has been on a nonstop grind over the past three years, and this may be the release that finally earns him the ears of the masses, as his hoodbred flow is matched perfectly with some of the best production of his early career. Guest appearances include 2 Chainz, OJ Da Juiceman, Waka Flocka Flame and Young Thug. But this isn’t a project that relies solely on cameos: Throughout the mixtape, Scooter holds his own, offering up another respectable batch of music to his ever growing discography.
Here’s what Scooter told HHW about a few tracks off the tape:
Number two on the mixtape, I’m talking about myself. I am an eighties baby. I’m really just talking about life on that beat. I put my life on every track off this mixtape.
What I Rap About
I really do what I rap about in these streets. My mixtape is for the streets, so I’m speaking on the streets. I am not talking about anything else. Just straight count music, I don’t make no party music — straight count music. If you want some money you would listen to this mixtape.
Life support ft. 2 Chainz
The streets on life support right now. Like, if you’re a real street n—a and you out here doing what you doing, you know the streets on life support right now.
Bag it up ft. Future
This again is speaking on my life. It’s a street record, the topic is everything, “bag it up a sell it.” It’s self-explanatory, anybody is going to know what that means. In this world, anybody can bag it up and sell it. People bag up and sell hair, bag up and sell groceries, we bagging up and selling everything. You know that everybody will make it negative, coming from where we coming from, you can bag up and sell anything.
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