Scott Taylor Jr.
“In many ways, my life parallels music theory. It’s all about bringing together different sounds to create on a body of work that speaks for itself. This is what my journey is about. It’s about encapturing timeless music by living in your truth. Music can be a beautiful way to process and become oriented to your truth. I want exemplifying this intentional positivity to be legacy”.
Music theory is all-encompassing. It is about incorporating the breadth of vibrations necessary to make a melodious sound. It requires a meticulous theorist with a keen ear. This is Scotti Taylor Jr. Originally from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Scotti Taylor Jr. has already left his mark in the music industry as a sound engineer with an incredible ear for vocals, beats, and breaks. It is decisively clear that Scotti’s work will be timeless.
Although Scotti was born in Alaska, he spent his formative years in Atlanta, Georgia. In Georgia, Scotti attended the Art Institute of Atlanta where he earned his bachelor’s in audio production in 2015. During his time in postsecondary school, Scotti received premiere training in the technical skills of Audio engineering, trained on classical mixing boards, refined his public speaking abilities, and received formal business education. The pinnacle of Scotti’s time in undergrad was when he interned at Blue Room Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. During this time, he earned his first Album credit by Assistant Engineering Win is A Win, a beloved song on Young Jeezy’s Seen it All album.
Scotti’s talents have already been recognized and awarded by numerous academies. In 2018, he was won Hip Hop Album of the Year for Rae Sremmurd’s Sremmlife 2. The album went Gold and Platinum and peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100. In 2018, he sounds engineered Sr3mm which charted #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and went Gold. The diversity of Scotti’s ear is mirrored in the diversity of his awards. In 2017, he sound engineered Dear Future Me for James Fortune which charted and remained #1 on the Billboard’s Gospel category for three weeks. And, finally, in 2018, he was nominated for 3 Stellar Awards including Gospel Album of the Year. Scotti has worked with a wide array of artists including Monica, David and Tamela Mann, Damien Lillard, Da Baby, Zaytoven, and Tamar Braxton.
Scotti believes and credits his musical talents to God. He grew up in Church which, between the key changes, choirs, breakdowns, and catchy hooks, was his first true introduction to music theory. As Scotti grew older and began to explore different music genres, his ear expanded. He was able to hear how different musical genres capitalized on live instruments, vocals, and sounds to create something distinct yet eerily recognizable. Merging these distinct sounds into a timeless masterpiece that resonates across cultures, generations, and creeds is what makes Scotti Taylor Jr. legendary.