DRIP DROPS of HIP-HOP from CHATTANOOGA
By Sammy Lowdermilk
Skitty is a rising star out of Knoxville and recently dropped a single, "So Froze." He's opened for Don Trip, Starlito, and Maxo Kream. He's worth a listen. Check out our Q&A.
When did you start creating music and what/who was your inspiration?
I started making music when I was 16 but I stopped and cranked back up about 2 years ago! My inspiration came from freestyling at my mommas crib with the homies at the kitchen table. That’s when I knew I was blessed with the talent.
What is the hip-hop scene like in Knoxville?
The hip hop scene in knox is very diverse. We are coming up fa sho. In one word to explain the scene I would have to say DOPE.
What does your creative process look like?
My creative process consist of a 2 of Hi Tech and going through numerous beats until I hear one that catches my ear. Oh yea and lifesaver gummies. Those are the necessities. As far as recording I like to get in and get out. Work on the hook, get it sounding crispy and then onto the hook.
What are your goals for 2019? Any new projects or music coming our way from Skitty?
My goal for this year is for the world to know my name and I won’t stop until that happens ya dig. As far as projects go I ain’t really thought about it but I am sitting on 51 songs as of right now.
What has been the highlight of your artist journey so far and what challenges have you encountered?
Highlights would be opening for Maxo Kream, Trip and Lito etc and also just traveling state to state to share my music and meeting dope artist in the process.
What artists have inspired you and who, besides yourself, do you listen to regularly?
Man I listen to Key glock, Gunna, DaBaby, Nipsey, LilGotit, Trapperman Dale and that’s just to name a few.
Do you like any Chattanooga artists, and if so, who?
Man I fux with TUT tuff and def trynna work with him.....Oh yea and the Uzi Boys. They dumb lit.
Rapid fire, random questions:
Favorite movie: Shotta
Drake or Pusha T: Drake
Game of Thrones or Avengers: Avengers
Favorite thing to cook yourself: Prime Rib and steamed asparagus
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