Atlantic Records and T.R.U. (The Real University) recording artist, Hott LockedN, drops his debut label single “G-Wagon” (prod: Zale) with a video directed by PG.
Hott LockedN recently sat down with Dirty Glove Bastard for a candid “Off the Porch” conversation about signing with 2 Chainz and a near-fatal shooting that left him with half a lung: http://www.dirty-glove.net/exclusive-hott-lockedn-talks-about-signing-w-2-chainz-only-having-half-a-lung-more/
Earlier this year, 2 Chainz announced a partnership between T.R.U. and Atlantic Records with a goal of formally presenting a new vanguard of Atlanta-based hip-hop talent from the city’s various Zones with flagship artists Skooly, Sleepy Rose, Worl, and Hott LockedN.
This is the third single from an upcoming project following Skooly’s “Pop Off,” Sleepy Rose’s “Georgia,” and the T.R.U. posse cut “Shoot It Out.”
Born and raised in the Southside Atlanta neighborhood of College Park, Hott LockedN picked up a microphone in 2017 but had his momentum derailed the following year by a gunshot wound to the neck that forced him to work even harder to find his voice. He developed his signature style of “slide music” on his breakthrough mixtape, LOCKED’N DA STREETZ, featuring the single, “Buddy Dem.” Having grown up on the same block as Sleepy Rose, 2 Chainz flew both MCs to Los Angeles for a session that led to a signing to T.R.U. in 2019.
“I made Hott fly to L.A. with no friends and no guns,” says 2 Chainz. “I told him to just come around be young. In three days, we did thirteen records in that time. If I don’t do anything else in my career, I’ve got to give back to the Southside. I grew up with Hott’s daddy and uncle. This kid got shot and came back. He has a story to tell. We’re bringing that energy in a way where he can make some money and build a life. He deserves it.”
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