|Birth name||Tayo Jarrett|
|Also known as||Scorcher, Skywalker|
|Born||28 November 1986|
|Origin||Bush Hill Park, London, England|
|Genres||Grime, British hip hop|
|Occupations||UK Grime/Rap artist|
|Associated acts||The Movement, Staple House, Cold Blooded, Wretch 32, Ghetts, Bashy, Kano, Mercston|
He began his career in Cold Blooded where he became known for his 'shank' bars,[disambiguation needed] and would regularly attend pirate radio and work his way up through the North London grime circuit. It has been claimed Scorcher had to serve a prison sentence for a short period of time in 2006, for driving offences, and while in jail his mixtape Simply the Best dropped and was greeted with good reviews from the grime scene.
After an incident with fellow Cold Blooded member Cookie, Scorcher left Cold Blooded to concentrate on a new collective known as The Movement,[disambiguation needed] which featured Scorcher alongside Wretch 32, Devlin, Mercston, and Ghetto. At this point he was involved in a momentous clash that saw him and fellow movement members go up against rival grime collective Boy Better Know. Scorcher did 3 dubs directed at Wiley, Jammer and Frisco.
His debut single 'It's My Time' charted on the UK R&B chart at number 38.
Scorcher's first single of 2012 was premieried on MistaJam's 1XTRA show on March 3.
"Concrete Jungle" is a 2009 debut album by Scorcher released independently. The album is seen as a critical success in electronic music, but a major disappointment to grime fans. The albums has spawned two singles, 'I Know' and 'Lipsin' Ting', neither of which charted. The albums has been widely anticipated by many in the grime scene, but disappointed many in the scene. It features collaborations with the likes of Wiley, J2K, and Wretch 32. The album was inspired by a short freestyle by Scorcher. The 3rd single from the album is 'Dark Knight'.
He was signed to the major record label, Geffen Records in 2010 but was released from the label in 2011/2012 because his single "It's My Time" didn't sell nor chart as well as expected.
Scorcher also produces beats, and Thunder Power was a release that was made up of entirely his own production. He has produced beats such as 'Way Down The Road', 'Beef with T', 'Igloo Remix', 'Talk of the Ghetto' and others which have been big through the year of 2006. Scorcher won an Official Mixtape Award for best producer in 2009 and Scorcher is also nominated for best Grime mixtape of 2010.Vote for Scorcher at http://officialmixtapeawards.com
He has played the major role of Kamale, in the 2011 Channel 4 drama, Top Boy. "Making the transition from music to acting hasn't really been that hard for me, as you get used to performing its just performance in a different setting." He described his character as sinister, and an all-out bad man and is working with other rappers such as Ashley Walters, Kano and other first time actors. He has also played a part in the upcoming movie Offender which is to be released on December 24 on DVD and Blu-ray[when?].
- 2009: Concrete Jungle
- 2006: Simply The Best
- 2006: Tempo Specialists [w/The Movement]
- 2007: Leader Of The New School
- 2008: Simply The Best 2
- 2010: Jungle Book
- 2011: Audio Wave
- 2012: Simply The Best 3
Scorcher Guest appearances
|2006||Dealers (Also Featuring Wretch 32 & Ghetto)||Devlin||Tales Of The Crypt|
|2006||Used To Be (Also Featuring Ghetto & Mercston)||Wretch 32||Learn From My Mixtape|
|2006||Why's He Tryin' It (Also Featuring Skilla B)||Wretch 32||Learn From My Mixtape|
|2006||Young SammieCell 22 & Heady)||Wretch 32||Learn From My Mixtape|
|2006||Sorry Remix (Also Featuring P. Nero, Frisco, Cell 22 & Calibar)||Wretch 32||Learn From My Mixtape|
|2006||16 Bar Rally (Also Featuring Rage, Esco, Jammer,& God's Gift)||Wiley||Tunnel Vision Volume 1|
|2006||Sometimes I... (Also Featuring Frisco)||Wiley||Tunnel Vision Volume 1|
|2007||Big Love (Also Featuring Big Narstie)||Bashy||Chupa Chups Mixtape|
|2007||The Youts (Also Featuring Bashy)||Wretch 32||Teacher's Training Day|
|2007||They Can't Like Us (Also Featuring Calibar)||Wretch 32||Teacher's Training Day|
|2007||Gully Flossing (Also Featuring Bigz, Danny B, Calibar, Heady, Frisco & Roman)||Wretch 32||Teacher's Training Day|
|2007||Touching Music||Wretch 32||Verses 3 And 2 Chapter|
|2007||Testify||Wretch 32||Verses 3 And 2 Chapter|
|2007||Trying To Prevail||Wretch 32||Verses 3 And 2 Chapter|
|2007||DJ Tribute||Wretch 32||Verses 3 And 2 Chapter|
|2007||Flyboy (Also Featuring Mercston & Tinie Tempah)||Wiley||Playtime is Over|
|2007||U & Me (Also Featuring Wretch 32)||Ghetto||Ghetto Gospel|
|2007||Biker's Anthem||Ghetto||Ghetto Gospel|
|2007||Freestyle||S.K.I.T.Z. Beats||In The Zone|
|2008||Hustle Hard (Also Featuring Slix)||Lightnin||Young and Gifted|
|2008||5AM||Wiley||See Clear Now|
|2008||See Clear Now(Also Featuring Kano)||Wiley||See Clear Now|
|2008||Chinese Whispers (Also Featuring Chipmunk)||Wretch 32||Wretchrospective|
|2008||Be Cool (Remix) (Also Featuring Chipmunk, Sway, Bashy, Wizzy Wow & Tinie Tempah)||Wretch 32||For The Fun Of It|
|2009||Ransom (Also Featuring Wretch 32)||Bashy||Catch Me If You Can|
|2009||She Likes To Remix (England Top 10)||Wiley||The Elusive|
|2009||Im Not Alone||Revolver||The Lost Tapes|
|2009||Dark Knight||Target/Danny Weed||Aim High: The Revolution|
|2010||Pass It Over (Remix) (Also Featuring Ghetts, G Frsh, Wretch 32 & Little Dee)||Sincere|
|2011||Good As Gold||Talay Riley||Sergeant Smash|
|2011||The City Remix||Ed Sheeran||+|
|2013||Golddiggin||John Galea||Under Attack E.P|
- "Scorcher - Leader Of The New School". Ukrecordshop.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09.