Lil Scrappy See Potential In Crunk Revival: “I’m Definitely Back On It”
Lil Scrappy has had a successful 2010 courtesy of his work with Ludacris.
But the DTP member is looking to re-establish his solo career by utilizing the crunk style that initially brought him to prominence.
Last month, Scrappy appeared in Ludacris’ video for “Everybody Drunk,” off the gold-selling Battle of the Sexes.
For Scrappy, who last year was rebuilding his name on the independent scene, being featured on a successful commercial project has been a blessing.
“It’s real good. Me and him just put a record out that done went 8 million views on the internet,” Scrappy said. “We’ve been doing shows and just putting a buzz together so people can see it and put the visuals together. DTP, Def Jam, G’$ Up, we’re all doing good right now.”
Even with Ludacris’ album being several months old, the DTP leader has been a topic of conversation courtesy of two controversial emcee lists from BET and MTV.
The former placed him as #7 on of their Top Rappers of the 21st Century list.
MTV, who will reveal their entire Hottest MCs In the Game list this weekend, positioned Ludacris at the #10 spot.
Having worked closely with Ludacris, 50 Cent and Lil Jon, Lil Scrappy praised Luda as the most creative artist out of that trio.
“Same work ethic, they all like to work,” Scrappy detailed. “I’d say Luda is a more creative type person, because he goes overboard. I’m like I can’t say nothing like that, I’m too street. [laughs] I’ll let him say that, but everything is good.”
Fellow Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s debut album, Flockaveli, hit the Billboard chart last week at #6.
With the popularity of Waka’s singles “O Let’s Do It” and “Hard in da Paint,” Lil Scrappy believes the Hip-Hop scene is receptive again to the sound of his previous hits like “Head Bussa” and “No Problem.”
“I’m definitely back on it,” he affirmed. “I’m back on my old style, because my old style is what birthed the A into what it is now. It went from Outkast to trickling on down to where it is now. I’m just trying to keep it moving.”