Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Active Since: 2009
Label: Black Migo Gang/FreeBandz/1017 Brick Squad
Twitter Handle: @1YOUNGSCOOTER
Essential Listening: Street Lottery
Pros: Profitable Gucci and Future connections.
Cons: Currently in jail due to a parole violation.
Young Scooter is a rising star on the Atlanta street rap circuit, thanks to the work he's done with Future and Gucci Mane. The latter tapped Scooter for the follow-up to the collaborative Free Bricks mixtape, which put Future on a lot of people's radars two years ago. Scooter's lavish kingpin rap scored him a minor hit last year in "Colombia," which matched Future's "Tony Montana" both for grandiose coke dealer bravado and anthemic simplicity. Scooter's debut album Jugg House is just on the horizon, and Gucci Mane says he'll appear alongside Brick Squad associates Chief Keef, Young Thug, and, somehow, Waka Flocka Flame on the upcoming Brick Squad compilation album Big Money Talk. —Craig Jenkins