Certified Fresh: Nitty Scott, MC – A Lyrical Heavyweight
Nitty Scott, MC back in February took the Who’s Next stage by storm at the legendary SOBs. She conquered a boisterous New York City crowd of fans and critics, unlike anything we’d expect to see from the rookie.
It was perhaps her petite stature and that dimpled smile coupled with a seriously wicked flow that flabbergasted even the most thorough of rap fans. Simply put, the Brooklyn-made MC is an atypical wordsmith who enthusiastically exhausts the mic bar for bar.
With fan-faves like “Flower Child” and “Auntie Maria’s Crib,” and her ether remix of “Trophies,” the woman born Nitzia Scott is not only lyrically ordained but, at the tender age of 23, she’s equipped to represent far more than just the ‘90s girl who can spit over boom bap beats. Her newest peace-offering, The Art of Chill, is a harmonious affair complete with songs that touch on some heavy topics, revealing what her newfound love for meditation is really all about.
Don’t be fooled into thinking the Michigan-native is any one kind of rapper or another, either. The best part about Nitty is that she’s yet to tell her story. While The Art of Chill has opened up the floodgates, the flower child is only getting started. The burgeoning rapper has taken up the gauntlet in a male-dominated sphere and is determined to forge her legacy without being anyone’s “first lady.”
Who: Nitty Scott was born in Michigan, raised in Orlando, FL. She began rapping at the age of 14 as a creative writing major in high school. At 17, she moved to New York City to pursue her career as a rapper. She graduated from the Secondary School for Journalism at John Jay High School in Park Slope, Brooklyn. While in New York, Nitty created the Boombox Family movement to help preserve and progress the Hip-Hop culture.
Credentials: Nitty’s affinity for wordplay on wax was made clear when her freestyle over “Monster” went viral in 2010. She’s only gotten better since her debut album The Cassette Chronicles in 2011, followed by her critically acclaimed EP The Boombox Diaries, Vol. 1 in 2012. She’s performed at the BET Hip-Hop Awards and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival. She’s played among Ice Cube and Mos Def, and has collaborated with the likes of Kendrick Lamar.
Fun Fact: A self-help junkie, Nitty likes to read all those how-to books we tend to walk past at Barnes & Noble.
Photos: Andrea Castillo/Nitty Scott, MC