Artist Young Scolla is an artist with a style that you can not just take and throw into a singular genre. Young Scolla entire life has been revolved around thinking outside the box and doing what others thought couldn’t be achieved. This rapper who is the product of two Cameroonian parents, born in Memphis, unabashedly raised and molded in Detroit states I’m demanding the best, and I over achieve, so if I fall I will land on success.
Citing influences from the music world (J. Dilla, Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, Tupac, and Nas), literature (Rich Dad, Poor Dad, The 48 Laws of Power), and those closest to him (his mother, his peers), Scolla’s background and passions are directly tied to the ground making music he has created throughout his career.
While a Detroit rapper, singer, and producer at heart, Young Scolla hasn’t let its borders confine him musically. His team, the RLES Society, includes artists from Pittsburgh (Devin Miles, Jo’ Christo), West Virginia (Huey Mack), and Detroit (K-Bunz, GPitts, 80 Stacks, USR), as well as his large fan base that sees as the most integral part of his success. He is represented and supported by Fab 5 Entertainment, a group of Pittsburgh transplants originally from Atlanta and Philadelphia. In addition to his team, he has made the a point of working with a diverse set of artists from every corner of the country.
The work that Young Scolla has put in hasn’t gone unnoticed by the movers and shakers of the music world. Young Scolla has been featured in over 200 online media outlets, including such prominent ones as The Source, Fader, DJ Booth, XXL, 2DopeBoyz, The Smoking Section, The Hip Hop Update, and Xclusives Zone. Also, in large part to the buzz surrounding his skills as a live performer, he has performed at Austin’s SXSW Festival in 2010 and 2011, as well as Atlanta’s A3C Festival in 2009 and 2010.
Young Scollas number one influence in his life is God and his mother. His musical influences consists of artist like J Dilla, Nas, Tupac, Notorious BIG, Slum Village, Andre 3000, and Jay Z. Artist that the rapper wants to work with in the future is Will Grinden, K Bunz, Mac Miller, and Machine Gun Kelly. I really like this kid. He has catchy records with good beats, but most importantly theres substance to his music. Hands down this kid is dope, and I think he has a bright future.