If you’ve ever been to Sin City, you’re probably well aware Nevada’s hot spot is not all it’s cracked up to be. The air is thick. The atmosphere is desperate. The people – those who are accessible at least – are either temporarily run-down or completely turned-out. So, when you listen to G-Scott’s new mixtape, Weekend In Los Vegas, don’t expect much high-rolling or many bright lights. Instead, the first official release from Gary, Indiana’s next-up since signing to Freddie Gibbs’ Str8 Slammin’ imprint is a bit more conducive to the atmosphere of endless casinos and brothels.
Laced with dark, twisted backdrops and themes of overcoming the purgatory of normal life in a place where the population is much more past than present, the 20-year-old Scott narrates the latest chapter in his burgeoning career with grown man vision. Whether he’s tackling the pressures of transcending current college studies into a rap career over the haunting strings on “Numb,” or the unimaginable difficulties of turning away females to succeed on the GLC & Boldy James-assisted “The Market,” Scizzy shows his priorities are in check via a variety a flows and bars that could inspire even the most successful listeners. However, if the tape’s ethos could be boiled down into one song, it’d be the Gary-dedicated “What I Need,” where the native son speaks on what separates him from the pack of the wolves he grew up around. Just check the line, “I’d rather be the only me than another you, so you can stay on the corner, I’ll stay in the zoo/ I’m sure we’ll both end up behind bars, both ending in sentences, mine ending in penmanship.”
If G-Scott can keep that mentality in tact and his current work-ethic up, we’re sure he’ll have no problem becoming everything he hopes for and more. That said, help the spread the young brother’s movement even further by downloading his Weekend In Los Vegas tape below, which is brought to you by Str8 Slammin, Good Music All Day, Mostly Junkfood and LiveMixtapes.
Download/Stream — G-Scott – Weekend In Los Vegas