Self-made man Lil Poots uses stories of survival to connect with fans
SAVANNAH, GA – A lot of people from Lil Poots neck of the woods grow up wanting to rap. The Southern Georgia native has grown up, like many other aspiring rappers, in the midst of the struggle. And like many other aspiring rappers, his point of view is one that explores a life of survival.
But to think of Lil Poots like every other aspiring rapper would be a mistake. His delivery, his sound and his style are all ingredients that make him stand out from the crowd. And his stories from the struggle aren’t what one would normally think of – he’s rapping about the truth and weaving in tales of relationships and love along the way.
“I just write about how I feel at the time or what I’m going through at the time,” Lil Poots said of the things that inspire him to create new music. “I just go in the studio and just freestyle until I find what I want. Most of my music is about a life of survival that a lot of people don’t get to know about, but lately I’ve been writing about a lot of what’s going on the streets. I also have one song that I wrote recently that’s about this chick I used to think about all the time.
Everybody sounds like somebody else, but I only sound like myself. There’s only one Poots.” Lil Poots emphasizes through his music that he is a self-made man. He grew up with a single mother with 3 children who worked her hardest to take care of all of them. He saved enough money on his own to move out to California to pursue his dreams. Once he got to California, he cleared out his closet to build a makeshift home studio. He got software and a laptop and started making music. As he developed as an artist and got better, he expanded his studio into a shed behind his house and began to “scratch my own stuff.” He’d freestyle in his own studio and organically come upon great lyrics that he’d scramble to write down before he forgot them.
“I would do whatever I gotta do to get where I want to get,” he said. “Nobody has helped me. No one has helped record my music. I just did it on my own. When people I hung out with used to drink and do crazy stuff, I would always say I was gonna be a rapper. I’d write down song and show my friends, and they liked it. I’ve always brought my own little energy and ad-libs, and I’m making it happen.”
Most recently Lil Poots released a party song called “It’s Going Down,” which is currently available on all digital downloading sites. It’s a song that he said is “just turnt,” with a hard beat and an upbeat vibe. He is also getting ready to release another single called “Trap Chronicles,” which he said is based on the mindset of a trapper and hustler.
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