After six whole days without a new feature from Young Scolla, fans of the Motown-repping Booth fave may be wondering whether the Motown-representative is still Alive and kicking. If that’s the case, allow me to reassure you: not only is he still breathing but, as he informs us on the final leak off his forthcoming full-length, he’s “more alive than [he’s] ever been.” Over Atlanta beat crew SMKA‘s lush instrumental, a genre-bending affair that ping-pongs between laid-back synth verses and a power-ballad chorus, the freestyle series alumnus proves his self-assessment right, dropping bars that drip with self-assured energy and towering ambition: “I’m living out the tale that’s gon’ be told when we have passed. / Like the legend of the Loch Ness or Mr. Beggar Vance / You think I’m a beast now, check me out as I advance.” As if his colossal verses weren’t enough, Scolla dials it back for a delicate bridge, somehow managing to make “I’m killin’ the game.” sound silky-smooth. Craving more? Young Scolla’s long-delayed debut set, Seconds Away, is set to drop Tuesday, August 30, and the artist will be streaming the entire set live on uStream the evening prior.
Written by richard on 08/25/11
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