Not to draw comparisons, but nobody who dug the fresh sound of 18 year-old Craig David as he sang of his girl-next-door drama on ‘Fill Me In’ will fail to liken Lingo Scott to him. But the truth is that Scott has his own style and David had his. While David was happy to harp on about teenage love, Scott is all about the Benjamins in this jam. As he celebrates his elevation from obscurity and getting paid like he’s ‘posed to, I can’t help but draw more comparisons, this time to Canadian crooner The Weeknd. And again I’ll counter myself and insist that Scott’s his own man. A man whose influences are not limited to R&B and hip hop, but stretch into reggae and electronica. The East London native’s been honing his craft and chiseling at his musical identity since 2009 and he’s about to prove his coming of age with a debut project on Geneva-based Ovaground Records. If ‘Spend It Up’ is a sign of things to come…well, let them come!
Now that you’ve basked under the voice of this up-and-comer, let him know if you Hate it or Love it.