Tell me about yourself.
SB: My name is Scottie. I am 25 years old, but spiritually 74 years old. I currently live in Brooklyn but hail from Piscataway, NJ by way of Bronx, NY. I am a digital producer for Hot97’s Ebro In The Morning, disco enthusiast & unsigned hype whisperer.
How would you describe your personal style?
SB: I am a bonafide Tomboy. I dress strictly for comfort like your favorite football jock. I love jerseys and sneakers (NIKE). I love my leggings like most women living on this Earth.
You give us a calm slay all the time! From leggings and kicks to maxi dresses, you're no stranger to switching up! How do you decide what to wear for the day?
SB: Dressing is self expression. Depending on what I am listening to I might dress up my leggings and STUSSY shirt with a pair of earrings (that's as far as I’ll go). When I am feeling real cute and my hair is done, you can catch me in a streetwear shirt/jersey with a skirt or a oversized jersey as a dress.
If you had to rock one pair of kicks for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
SB: I would love to say any solid color huarache just because of comfort but my favorite sneaker is the Ferris Buellers SB Dunks. They have a special place in my heart.
Please tell us about #ScottieFeedback and #PutYouOnPlaylist! What made you start those projects?
SB: #ScottieFeedback is a hashtag on twitter I use to help connect the unsigned artist with an influential guest from the music industry. Me and a guest listen to an underground artists' tracks and give feedback to the artist seeking help and guidance on twitter. I am also interested in “overlooked” music that needs to be put on a platform, even if it is for a few seconds.
Which is why I came up with #PutYouOnPlaylist, most of the songs on my playlist are songs people may not have heard of. It is posted on Hot97.com. I'm just trying to build different outlets for people to get their music heard.
How do you stay focused and true to yourself in such a male dominated industry? And how important is it for other women in the business to stick together?
SB: You have to stay passionate and practice self love. My passion goes unmatched. My love for music is also unmatched. All I’ve ever wanted to do was help a culture that has saved my life. That's my dream.
Let your work speak for itself. Talking the talk is cool but it's nothing if you don’t have the receipts to prove it.
It is very important for women to stick together and let go of that “there can only be one woman in a room full of men” mentality. Make room for yourself. inspire others to do the same.
Do you remember your first interview? If so, who did you interview and how did it go?
SB: I don’t even remember my first interview. I treat every interview like it's my first because it's a different person. I'm not heavily invested in the personal lives & gossip of artists but deeply interested in their life’s musical path.
Who or what motivates you, Ms. Scottie Beam?
SB: All the negative comments that were thrown at me when college didn't work out for me. that's WHAT motivates me. The severe amount of men that discredit me because I am a woman.
My Mother is WHO motivates me, because she is the only person who did not give up on me. Love you mom.
Follow Scottie Beam on IG/Twitter: @ScottieBeam