With an irrepressible charisma and an uncommon acuity for emotional storytelling, Young Scooter is one of trap music’s unsung heavyweights. Rocking a percussive cadence over an emotional piano-laden instrumental, Scooter recounts a timeline of his life and legal issues in “Bail Out.” Tracing a roller coaster of personal accomplishments and roadblocks, the Black Migo Gang chieftain affirms his love for his family, even as he remembers his father leaving home when he was a child, and poignantly relays the struggles of life in the trap: “2008, n*gga, I couldn’t even make bail/2006, I had my son and I was broke as hell/2009, I start increasing my clientele/Real talk I used to sleep in a house full of bills.” “Bail Out” features a verse from YoungBoy Never BrokeAgain, who speaks on his own trials and tribulations. “Bail Out” is the latest single from Trippple Cross, Young Scooter’s upcoming album.
The follow-up to 2017’s Jugg King mixtape, Trippple Cross features multiple guest appearances from ATL innovators Young Thug and Future, whose hyper-melodic flights of fancy mesh perfectly with Scooter’s earth-shaking baritone. Last week, Scooter shared the Billboard-premiered “Trippple Cross,” the titanic trunk-rattling title track from the upcoming tape, featuring a helium-voiced hook from Thug and a typically charismatic and hypnotic guest verse from Future, whose hyper-melodic flights of fancy mesh perfectly with Scooter’s earth-shaking baritone. With production from some of the South’s best producers and featuring appearances from Thug, Future, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Casino, and VL Deck, Trippple Cross is a trap event album, re-establishing Scooter as one of the scene’s major players. Distributed by EMPIRE, Trippple Cross releases on February 23rd.