Savannah, Ga is our beloved Port City; lots of history, legacy, great food, great people, great books, and great movies were made in Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia. 20 years ago, the city was put on the Hip Hop map, by a young great rapper named Camoflauge, and just in a blink of an eye, his climb to fame was cut short by violence. His daughter, Flau’Jae has put the city on the map again by reclaiming the destiny, her father prophesied for her life. And now two other artists are ready to shoot their shot for fame and glory, in the pursuit of keeping Savannah’s name tied in with the history of Hip Hop. GI Rob and 6ix 24 Scrilla. DirtySouthHipHop.com sat down with both artists recently to find out more about their direction. Flau’jae has reopened the doors for Hip Hop in the Port City, so the time is now. The time is now for Port City Muzik.
What’s the significance of your name?
Significance of my name really came as a description of work ethic. GI has so many meaning behind it and one of the way I used since I was in the military it was Goverment Issued but once I applied it personally meant Grinding Independently. Shows I’m work with what I got and gone work as hard as I can to get to where I need to be
What city do you hail from?
Savannah Georgia WestSide to be exact.
How are you going to approach the game as an artist?
My approach to the game is to really be myself. My goal as a Artist is for my fans to see and grow with me as my career progresses.
Who are some of the artists and producers you’ve worked with for your new music?
My personal producers such as JayPlayBeats, WynnOnTheTrack but not gone lie most of my beats came from YouTube
Whom would you say are your greatest influences in music today?
NBA Youngboy Quando Polo G Rio Da Yung OG Juice wrld Lil Wayne Lil Durk Tee Grizzly it’s so many it’s hard to choose.
What are you bringing new to the game for the culture?
It’s so hard to bring something new to the game because so much has been done in the game already but it’s never been done the way that I’m doing it
Explain your new single and what’s your current project.
My new single shake this feelin dives into the fact when your going through live and you hit a obstacle or even discomfort you can chose to stay and be messed up about it or you realize you can’t shake the feelin but continue to push on.
So with the climate of today’s artists using ghostwriters, would you use any, and have you done any, for any artists out there now?
I personally don’t see the issue of having but I wouldn’t get one only because my passion for my music has to organically come from me and it’s a couple of singles from artists I helped co-create
Where can fans and followers find everything about you on social media?
All my fans and supporters can find me on all streaming platforms under GI Rob
In the Port City, Savannah Ga, you have a few choices, in life. You can be an inspiring, international art student, you can run the streets and hustle anything and everything from clothes to drugs, coming off those super cargo ships that frequent the South’s busiest seaport. Or you can shoot your shot, like our beloved local hip hop shero, Flau’jae and become a rapper.
6ix24 Scrilla tried many things growing up in Savannah but rapping and producing is more of a passion than anything.
DirtySouthHipHop talked to the young hustler turnt rapper and this is what he had to say:
What’s the significance of your name? 6ix24 is the date my friend was born and he died on 6/11
What city do you hail from? Savannah Ga
How are you going to approach the game as an artist? I’m approaching as a label, I’m more than an artist
Who are some of the artists and producers you’ve worked with for your new music? GI Rob, OffThaHip E
Whom would you say are your greatest influences in music today? Lil Double 0 9lokkNine, Soulja Slim, Boosie, Gucci
What are you bringing new to the game for the culture? A new way of thinking and a new taste for the music
Explain your new single and what’s your current project. Underrated is my new single and it’s basically just a hard song that lets people know how much I’m being underrated
So with the climate of today’s artists using ghostwriters, would you use any, and have you done any, for any artists out there now? I wouldn’t use any but I used to ghostwrite but the people I did it for no longer make music
Where can fans and followers find everything about you on social media? IG: 6iix24scrilla Facebook: stikkup Kidd