Exclusive: "I'm Sort Of The Anti-MC"
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 3:50PM
New York spitter and 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher artist Nitty Scott MC caught up with SOHH to discuss her music and The BoomBox Family movement.
According to Scott, delivering a breath of fresh air from a feminine point of view is key to creating a lasting impression among rap listeners.
"Nitty Scott the MC is all about being a barrier breaker. I want to break barriers as far as the mentality goes that there can be only one female entertainer dominating the lane at one time. I think its all about individuals like myself being willing to embrace our own sound, lane and who we are. If we do that, we can pave our own path and find our own niche."(SOHH)
The 21-year-old MC told SOHH that the rap game would benefit from encouraging diversity among female emcees.
"There are so many different types of women in the world and there should be that same balance within entertainment. No two women are the same, so I just want to be a part of bringing balance to the situation and not trying to be a cookie cutter repeat of a formula that we've already seen."(SOHH)
Nitty went on to add that she hopes to speak for a generation that prefer artists to go deeper than rap.
"Musically I want to bring back substance and lyricism to the culture. I feel like in a way I'm a part of true hip-hop culture's response to what's been going on; I'm sort of the anti-MC that's going to come and be the exact opposite of what's going on. But in the greater scope of things, it'll help bring balance to the game. There's a time and place for everything, and I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with just being an entertainer, but I do feel that the presence of the real skill-based MC is lacking." (SOHH)
Previously, Nitty discussed her appearance in the 2011 BET Hip Hop cypher and her increased popularity following the show's airing.
"I think it sends a strong message that you can stay true to yourself and your grind and still take your music to the next platform. There was no political hookup there, I'm not co-signed or affiliated with any other established rapper or group. BET sent me an e-mail that basically said the network would like Nitty Scott to be featured in this year's cypher. There were definitely alot of questions as far as who I am and where I'm coming from after the show aired. I saw a significant bump as far as the numbers on my YouTube videos and mixtape downloads. I'm very grateful to the BET network for taking notice of an independent artist." (SOHH)
One Web site recently listed Nitty as one of the top rappers under the age of 25.
Nitty Scott MC (age 21) - The 21 year old femcee who reps Brooklyn is relatively new but still a rising star. Looks aside, what Nitty brings is content and lyricism we haven't seen since MC Lyte. She is a B-Girl in its truest form.(thegrio.com)
Check out a freestyle by Nitty below: