Nitty Scott

 ”There was one place I could make safe for me – a place inside myself.”

  • Name: Nitty Scott
  • Born: October 10, 1990 
  • From: Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Contribution/Impact: In 2010, her freestyle over the song ‘Monster’ went viral. She has performed at the BET hip hop awards and the Brooklyn hip hop festival, has had two albums and an EP release so far. She was a poet before becoming a musician, and moved to New York at 17 to pursue a rap career. She uses her music to explore a past before colonialism, using references to Afro-Caribbean music, recordings of coqui frogs, and tumba drums.
  • Occupation: Musician, Emcee
  • Known For: “La Diaspora” (2017), “Flower Child” (2013), “Kaleidoscopes” (2018)
  • Awards:  Performances at the BET Hip-hop Awards and Brooklyn Hip-hop Festival
  • Interesting Facts: She created the Boombox family hip hop movement to ‘preserve and progress hip hop culture,’ The label was dissolved in 2014, but during this time she performed in Switzerland, Brooklyn, and released albums and a song with Kendrick Lamar called ‘Flower child.’

Nitty Scott is an American emcee and rapper seeking to make a name for women in the industry, as well as use her music to connect to a pre-colonial culture. She was discovered in 2010 when her freestyle rap went viral. She has released two albums and an EP, including a music video with Kendrick Lamar titled “Flower Child”.


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