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Nitty Scott



Biography

Nitty Scott is an Afro-Latina recording artist, societal advocate and poet. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she later moved to Florida and attended art school as a creative writing major before leaving to Brooklyn, New York at age 17. Scott first popped up on radars when a video of her freestyling over Kanye West’s track for Monster went viral. That led to an appearance at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. She released her debut project The Cassette Chronicles in 2011, followed by her EP The Boombox Diaries, Vol. 1 in 2012, and her debut album Art Of Chill in 2014. In 2016, she contributed to the score for the Paramount Pictures film Zoolander 2, became an official SPRITE P.O.U.R. artist and the face of the Miller Lite Kickback Series. She later joined the Salaam Remi-produced collective No Panty with fellow spitters Joell Ortiz and Bodega Bamz. In 2017, she released her critically acclaimed love letter to her AfroLatina roots Creature!. Her track Bby Grl was chosen by Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson for their HBO comedy series 2 Dope Queens. Nitty also lends her voice to activism and women's rights, guest speaking at The Ray of Hope Walk, the Sadie Nash Foundation and university panels, as well as performing at The United Nations Peace Day Concert. Her flair with phonetics has caught the attention of others in hip hop and led to collaborations and performances with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Zap Mama and Cardi B. Whether she's releasing her music solely independent, touring internationally or engaged in community outreach, Nitty's work continues to evolve and expand as a promising lyricist, performer and social justice advocate.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/27/2019: Nitty Scott

Recording artist, poet, and activist Nitty Scott brings her thought provoking music to the nation’s capital. She performs a collection of favorites spanning her career to energize, engage, and enlighten the audience.

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