Deanii Scott, a.k.a. Scottie Beam, was once part of the Hot 97 family as an on-air personality and digital producer. When she decided to create her own path in the hip-hop industry, it paid off tremendously. She’s turned her social media popularity into partnerships with brands like Nike, Revolt TV, BET, and Essence, as often hosts events at parties and festivals. She’s one of the most outspoken pundits in the industry who won’t bite her tongue when she thinks a song sucks or an artist is problematic. You can follow her many projects: #PutYouOnPlaylist for new music, #ScottieFeedback for her live critiques of music submissions, and Black Girl Podcast, a roundtable discussion with her friends Gia Peppers, Sapphira, Bex, and Alysha P. Spoiler alert: they just scored their first guest interview with Janelle Monáe.