Decatur-based Young Scooter has been plugging away in the hip-hop industry long before the success of his 2012 breakout hit 'Columbia.'

The Freeband Gang member has been running with Atlanta rapper Future for a while now, scoring features on several of his mixtapes before dropping his own, 'Street Lottery,' on the first day of 2013. Talk about starting the year off right.

Since then, Scooter's been everywhere working and interviewing, building onto his own potential superstar status. The reception of 'Columbia' has been even across the board -- there's no denying that it's a smash -- even piquing the interest of rap heavy-hitters like Rick Ross, Gucci Mane and Birdman, who were featured on the remixed version.

Watch Young Scooter's 'Columbia' Video

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