Chosen as one of our top artist to look for in 2012, G Scott hasn’t disappointed. Shortly after our feature, G Scott announced he was signed to Freddie Gibbs’ St8 Slammin imprint and would be working on his follow up to The Michael G. Scott EP called “Weekend in Los Vegas.“ After releasing three fast moving tracks Introspective Theory, HA$H, and The Market, G Scott has his fan on edge waiting for his new release. Below G Scott speaking on crafting this personal project and his three favorite tracks he recorded.
Weekend in Los Vegas has been my whole life in the making up to this point. In what took basically a year to craft really took 21 years to conceptualize and create. It’s all based on events in my real life throughout my early high school life into college life and now my life in the working world. The project is really about trying to balance growing up and becoming an adult and all the vices that are around that often cause us to lose sight of ourselves and our dreams. The project is really personal to me because of the subject matter and just the whole timing of it. I’ve lost a couple friends and family members between the time of starting the whole recording process of it, some of which were suppose to make appearances on the project.
Every song on the tape holds a special meaning and purpose in the story for me but 3 songs that stick out personally I would have to say are “Folded”, “Numb”, and “What I Need”.
“Folded” is really just that perfect feel good track to me. It’s that start of the best night of your life sound that comes from the backing Phoenix sample and subject matter. I was in a real fun and optimistic place when I heard the beat and that translated into a great song.
“Numb” to me is what Can’t Tell Me Nothing was to Kanye. It sums up all the emotion and feelings I was feeling when one of my best friends recently passed. The hook includes the phrase, “I can’t feel a thing…I’m so numb”, which essentially has a double meaning. Of course it’s the obvious play on being numb and not being able to feel but it also has a meaning of not being able to feel or relate to a lot of the music other artists are making today. It’s that “kick down the door, I can’t quit” type of feeling that I was trying to capture and I think it came out really well.
“What I Need” is really just me connecting with more the classic hip hop style to explain where I grew up and my mission with this music. I try to paint a picture of what life in Gary is like or has been portrayed from artists like Gibbs and show that even in that environment something great can still come out of it.