This Queens native may only be twenty three years old, but his life lessons learned are incomparable to most young men his age. Charlie Scott has just celebrated one year sober, he has become twenty years wiser and has turned his trials and tribulations into beats that simultaneously create a new and old phenomenon. His "lyrical therapy" is going to save a life one day. Listen in and enjoy:
Have you always enjoyed the art of music?
Yes, the first song I ever memorized on my own was, "Don't Worry Be Happy" in the first grade.
What was the first song you have written?
"The Sound of My Bottom" while I was in a rehab facility in South Florida.
Are all your songs considered "Hip hop?"
Hip-hop is a very loose and general term. I simply call it music, although most of my music is categorized as Hip-hop because of the rhyme schemes and wordplay.
What do you do when you are not in the studio recording?
I write and I perform. I'm a part-time student and I work a full time job doing physical labor at a tile store. I enjoy spending time with my lovely girlfriend and eating with my family... I do a lot of eating.
What are your top three favorite songs of all time?
Stairway To heaven - Led Zeppelin
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
One Mic - Nas ...in no particular order
What words of inspiration can you offer today's youth?
With a dream, a plan and some work, there is not a single thing that is impossible.
What family values do you consider important?
Full disclosure and honesty, secrets tear people apart. No matter what I go through, I learned that my family will accept it and love me, offering advice and help free from ulterior motives. Family is the only constant in life and it doesn't always have to be blood related. Friends are the family we chose.
When is your next performance?
October 23rd at Tammany Hall in NY, NY. I'll be closing the show, following a few elite underestimated artists. It starts at 7:30p.m.
Where are your links?
All of my links are accessible via: www.charliescotthiphop.com
People can listen to my latest music, www.soundcloud.com/charliescotthiphop