@PayAttentionJA PROMO: @Sef_Jo Interviews @YoungIgnorance


Scotty
I make rebellious raw music that real people can feel. – @YoungIgnorance
Expression comes in various forms. For us, #PayAttention seeks to bring to the forefront what many fail to see on a day-to-day basis. No! I am not saying that you should be tuned in 24/7/365. But when we sound that gong & set charges to that stage, you’re going to seriously wish that you hadn’t waited to get involved. Enough programming, I’m looking forward to seeing you at Eutopia on March 28th.
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Scotty + The Dreamkillers has much to say.

Q
I been following you around on Soundcloud for many moons, it’s great to finally get a chance to see you make a display on the #PayAttention stage. Are you amped?
A: Much respect bro! Trust me I’ve been working so hard and I’m ready to kill the stage so I am definitely amped for March 28!
[Sidenote: Vote for my bro Five Steez in ‘Take Back the Mic’ on Amp.it… shameless plug!]
 
Q: I think I set myself up for that. [AMP.IT] What is a ‘Dreamkiller’ and how do I become one?
A: In calling myself ‘Scotty + The Dreamkillers’, i’m pretty much nodding to the fact that i’m a rapper and producer [AND i’m also taking back the power from people who aim at killing my dreams.] Also, I was my own ‘dream-killer’ by doubting my dreams and fearing failure. I’m 24 now, I have no time for those things. In a sense, I stole the gun once pointed at me and now I’m waving it around like I own that sh*t. I have the power now.So you yourself are a Dreamkiller if you own the fear and use it to fuel your dreams.
Bonus: I caught notice: you make reference to something called Kid Dreamer. it reminds me of something the king Saydis would say, is he planning a comeback of sorts?
A: Yeah Kid Dreamer Ent. is the music collective I started with my bro Ojay in 2009 including us, SaydisKid Certified and Anika.
Scotty x OjaySaydis is now making music under the moniker ‘Negus Imara‘ with an undeniable roots approach. That yute is extremely talented; he really is my bro for life. Thing is, even though I am influenced by a plethora of sound ranging from Alternative Rock from the nineties [like Nirvana/The Pixies] to UK Grime, my base is Hip-Hop just like his. The roots reggae sound sparks a true evolution, it’s just finding that middle ground and we plan on doing something even bigger than ‘Above and Beyond‘. Shout out to Negus Imara!


Q
I live for anything with the tags alternative and chill. The fact that you have a Hip-Hop project that compiles both these things is pretty cool, I must admit. Describe the process behind ‘KiLLA‘ and how does exactly does it fit into what we refer to as the 1st Coast movement?

A: As with most of what I create, KiLLA is extremely autobiographical. That project tells so many stories. Like how I was so focused on music I failed all four courses I was enrolled in during one semester at the University of West Indies [UWI]. This was mentioned on ‘I Don’t Need U‘ [Four F***ing F’s, I Failed in the semester]. Some of this resulted in me developing a hell of lung for smoking just to chill out from all the pressure [as told by ‘Your Highness‘] and I eventually just wanted to live up to the potential my late Aunt Jean saw in me [‘Run the World‘].

KiLLA‘ represented a very dark time in my life. I wanted to do music badly while being held down not only by school but also my job at the time. So there were these self-composed tracks ready for release like ‘Fall‘ [inluv] and ‘Supposed to be‘ in 2012 when I was experimenting with different sounds. I was so frustrated trying to fit into a Hip Hop mold when I had a passion for all different kinds of sound…then, it hit me!Hip-Hop is the King of all genres because it fuses so many different things together. Too many classic Hip-Hop tracks sample some very left-field songs eg. Nas sampling ‘Shape of my Heart’ by Sting for the track: ‘The Message’ [from ‘It was Written’]. I personally want to make songs like those. Scotty + The Dreamkillers represent a craving for a different lane while fighting for the same recognition as peers. This is how I break down & relate the 1st Coast movement for the younger generation.

Q
What’s next for Scotty?

A: Well, you guys have the exclusive. Very soon, I’ll be dropping the next project: ‘Young Ignorance’. I can’t stop smiling right now. Whereas ‘KiLLA‘ was made during a desperately dark time, this was made during my literal darkest so it’s naturally more intense; plus, I finally graduated. [I completely flaked on the ceremony… I’m not even remotely interested in my degree… education is awesome but broad-brushing it for everyone is not]
I’ve been reminiscing greatly on my childhood and that’s the stage where most of the music comes from. Right now, I just want to make the music you listen to while you chase your dreams. I’m representing for the underdogs in this, the Jamaican Hip-Hop story.

Q
Do you see #PayAttention as the right avenue to showcase your art and if there was no such thing as #PayAttention, what stage would you use to push yourself on?

A: Most definitely, I believe #PayAttention is the best place to show off my craft
[as the flyer designer, not only am I revealing my sound but also my visual artistry].
If not #PayAttention I think I would link with other creatives like myself and spark a showcase in the same vein. It’s sad how talented we are and how limited the stages are locally. Internationally, it would be a totally different story. #PayAttention is crucial to Hip-Hop in Jamaica as it is tangible evidence that there is a movement present: the 1st Coast movement and let me just address it… These aren’t simply basic artistes; we have creative ideas and are quite capable of heavily impacting the world.
 

Look out for ‘Young Ignorance’!

Scotty + The Dreamkillers Contact:

IG [@kiddreamerent]

Twitter [@youngignorance]

Facebook

Soundcloud

E-mail kiddreamerent@gmail.com for booking/dubs

Get your tickets early. DM @payattentionja on IG or Twitter for more info.

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