Langdon Auger

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Langdon Auger
Birth name Scott Langejan
Also known as Lang, The A-U-G, Augz
Born Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, producer
Years active 1995–present
Website langdonauger.com

Scott Langejan, better known by his stage name Langdon Auger, is a Canadian rapper and producer from Victoria, British Columbia.[1] He has recorded six albums and a mixtape so far.

Early life and education[edit]

Auger grew up in Victoria, and graduated from Claremont Secondary School. His grandmother encouraged him to pursue his ambitions of becoming a musician.[2] He moved to Vancouver in 2001.[3] He studied at BCIT, earning a degree in sales and marketing.[1]

Career[edit]

In April 2003, a virtually unknown rapper at the time, Auger won the Scorch the Mic battle, a freestyle emcee competition in Vancouver BC.[4] In June of that same year, Auger gained attention for his song "Island Nights", from the Crisp Living album, recorded in his basement.[2] It was the first time an independent song reached number one on The Beat 94.5's Top 7 at 7 request program.[1] "Island Nights" was later named the fourth-best-written song about Victoria by the city's top music reviewer.[5] He was an opening act on one of Maestro's tours.[2][6] In 2004 Auger released the Wizard of Augz album which spawned another hit single, "Got You Caught", which went to number one on the Beat 94.5's Top 7 at 7 as well.[1] Later the song won third place in the R&B/hip hop category for the 2005 International Songwriting Competition.[7][8] From the same album, "Pat's Song" is a tribute to the brother of his old manager, broadcast personality Dylan "Big D" Willows. Pat died in a motor vehicle accident.[4]

In 2008, he released the album Inaugeration, again independently to a sellout crowd in Victoria, BC[9] In 2009, Auger released "The AUG Ep", again independently. 2011 saw Auger release his 4th full length album "The Illuminaugi" on 11/11/11. Auger's raps feature countless local references - Clover Point, the drivethru at Wendy's, the tennis bubble at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre - but they are also full of tributes to his fallen friends and family. Life has thrown Auger some curveballs, a journey he details in depth on The Illuminaugi.[10]

Langdon was nominated as one of the best artists in Victoria in the "Times Colonist Music Awards" for 2011.[11]

Discography[edit]

  • Songs from the Hills – 2001
  • Island Nights - The Mixtape – 2002
  • Crisp Living – 2003
  • The Wizard of Augz – 2004
  • Inaugeration – 2008
  • The Aug EP – 2009
  • The Illuminaugi - 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Devlin, Mike (18 November 2004). "He's no overnight rap sensation, but he's as close as you can get". Times Colonist (Victoria: Postmedia Network). p. D3. OCLC 760301460. 
  2. ^ a b c Devlin, Mike (20 September 2003). "Rapper hip-hops on Victoria bandwagon". Times Colonist (Victoria: Postmedia Network). p. C4. OCLC 760301460. 
  3. ^ Conley, Tara (May 2003). "Langdon Auger". MVRemix. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Leary, Joe (22 October 2004). "DJ Big D manages emerging rapper". The Province (Vancouver: CanWest Digital Media). p. B21. 
  5. ^ Devlin, Mike (25 May 2010). "Sing a song of home". Times Colonist (Victoria: Postmedia Network). timescolonist.com. p. C12. OCLC 760301460. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Devlin, Mike (18 September 2003). "Maestro conducts hip-hop extravaganza". Times Colonist (Victoria: Postmedia Network). p. D4. OCLC 760301460. 
  7. ^ "International Songwriting Competition: Previous winners". songwritingcompetition.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "News of members across Canada". Words & Music (Don Mills: SOCAN) 13 (2): 7. Summer 2006. ISSN 1195-8316. 
  9. ^ Burland, Chris (17 August 2010). "Hip-Hop Chart For August 17, 2010". Chart (Toronto: Chart Communications). chartattack.com. ISSN 1198-7235. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Devlin, Mike (1 February 2012). "Happy to be a Homeboy". Times Colonist (Victoria: Postmedia Network). p. C9. OCLC 760301460. 
  11. ^ Devlin, Mike (10 December 2011). "Victoria's Got Talent". Times Colonist (Victoria: Postmedia Network). OCLC 760301460.