Snootie Wild visited The Breakfast Club to talk about his debut EP, Go Mode, and new single “She’s A Keeper” featuring August Alsina and Yo Gotti. Wild is also known for the success of his singles “Yayo”, and “Made Me” featuring K. Camp.
Snootie was born and raised in North Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee. He was an avid basketball player in high school until he was stabbed above the knee on his left leg when he was 17 years old, which ended his playing days. Starting when he was 21, Snootie spent four years in jail on an aggravated robbery charge (the attempted murder charge was dropped.)
He was out for two years but was arrested and accused on another charge. Wild was facing a long jail sentence until the victims came forward and admitted it wasn’t him. He attained his GED in prison and concedes that the four year bid did benefit him in some ways.
He linked up with fellow Memphis representative Yo Gotti and signed to his label imprint with Epic Records. He still hasn’t met label head L.A. Reid but says other label employees have talked about trying to change him.
Wild talks about raising his four children, starting with his 12 year old son. He hasn’t seen his three daughters (ages 10, 9, and 7) in six months after his baby mother ran off. He says she is worried that he’s going to try to take custody of the kids because of his newfound success.Finally, He hopes to do a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Hospital in the near future.