GO MODE: SNOOTIE WILD PREMIERES “12” FEATURING YO GOTTI, TELLS US HIS LIFE STORY

Snootie Wild is an uneasy rock star. He looks cool—when I meet him at a Midtown Manhattan hotel he’s wearing a studded leather jacket and painted sneakers—but it’s a sort of DIY cool. He has neither the jaded poise of an established star nor the cocky swagger of the 21-year-old overnight success. Not much more than a year ago, the Memphis rapper was just another struggling musician with little on his resume other than a bunch of open mics. Now, thanks to a couple major breakout hits, he’s one of the hottest rappers in the country. And, at 29, he’s clearly aware of how fortunate he is to finally be in that position. READ MORE VIA NOISEY

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015.