SV: B.A. Scott

You’ve spoken before about your history as the son of a preacher. Has that ever come into conflict with your performance persona?

 Photo Credit: Susan McLaren Photography

Photo Credit: Susan McLaren Photography

- For the longest, I struggled with my identity. Growing up in church, worldly music was so taboo. I was not sure how I could be a believer, and then play secular music. My parents were always supportive ofmy musical endeavors, but for a while, they weren’t aware that it wasn’t Christian music. Once they realized it, they were apprehensive at first, but then moved on. They know my heart. When I get on stage, I go to another place where everything that could have been bothering me is gone. It’s beautiful. So I don’t honestly care who likes it or not. I am confident in who I am in God, and the “church” will never phase me.

What is your favorite song to perform?

- Right now, my favorite song to perform is a song I wrote titled, “Tell Me”. It is a love song about telling the person you love that you are in love with them, and overcoming the fear of possible rejection.

Basically, my life story.

Name an overrated performer.

 Rihanna.

Rihanna.

Give us a guilty pleasure to listen to.

What does America need to hear from you?

 Photo Credit: Susan McLaren Photography

Photo Credit: Susan McLaren Photography

- America needs to hear that I am more than what I look, talk, and act like. I am a proud black man in this country, and me and my people aren’t going anywhere. For some reason, its killing season for black men. I am here to stand in the gap for those who can’t speak for themselves. Trust and believe, I will never stop talking until I am no longer breathing.

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- Catalyst for hope and freedom.