Scrufizzer

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Scrufizzer
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Background information
Birth name Romani Lorenzo
Born (1990-08-10) August 10, 1990 (age 24)
Origin London, UK
Genres Hip hop, grime
Occupations MC, musician, producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels Stay Fizzy Records/Ministry of Sound, Black Butter Records
Associated acts DJ Cameo, Wiley, Dizzee Rascal

Romani Lorenzo (born 10 August 1989), better known as Scrufizzer, is an English MC and producer from West London.

Career[edit]

Scrufizzer released his first mixtape entitled My First Steps[1] in 2007. With support ranging from Zane Lowe and Annie Mac to Dizzee Rascal, Ed Sheeran and Wiley, Scrufizzer has gone on to perform with top names, including Wiley and DJ Cameo as well as opening for Kendrick Lamar in shows across the UK.[2] BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ, DJ Cameo, joined the Kendrick Lamar tour as Scrufizzer's DJ, and has called Scrufizzer his protégé. In a January 2013 interview, Rock Feedback claimed Scrufizzer to have "the quickest flow in the game right now, and with it, Scrufizzer has become one of the most exciting prospects in the grimescene."[3]

Scrufizzer has appeared on tracks of high-profile artists, including "Guts N' Glory" by Dizzee Rascal,[4] "Werkin Girls" by Angel Haze,[5] "Kingpin" by DJ Friction & Skream,[6] M. J. Cole's "Southern Electric",[7] and Loadstar's "Do You Feel Me".[8] Scrufizzer also featured on Toddla T & Cleo Sol's "Code to Crack" which received its first radio play by MistaJam. He appeared on Lunar C's track "Back on the Step" alongside Mic Righteous and on Danny Brown's 2013 album Old. Other collaborations include DJ Cameo alongside Maxsta, Kozzie and Dot Rotten.

With his trademark "fizzy flow",[9] Scrufizzer combines rap with modern |grime, which led The Guardian to name him one of the "ones to watch in 2013".[10]

Scrufizzer's debut single "Rap Rave" was released on 28 January 2013 on Stay Fizzy Records/Ministry of Sound.[11] The Independent said that Scrufizzer "might, perhaps be considered one of the highest rated young MCs to be part of this new wave."[12] "Rap Rave", produced by Paperbwoy, shows off Scrufizzer's distinct 'fizzy flow' and spitting techniques. In early 2013, BBC 1xtra's Nick Bright reckoned that Scrufizzer was the fastest spitter in the UK.[13]

On 21 May 2013, Scrufizzer signed with UK label Black Butter Records via Polydor Records, and released the single "Kick It" in October 2013.[14] The song charted at number 62 on the UK Singles Chart. The video for "Kick It" was produced by Zed Bias, directed by Mister Whitmore and released in August 2013. It was filmed in LA and features attractive girls all in the same dress, an homage to the Robert Palmer video for "Addicted to Love".

Scrufizzer appeared on the bill of many festivals during the summer of 2013, including FSTVL, Friday at London's Lovebox Festival, Global Gathering and the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage Reading and Leeds Festival.[15] He also performed at a Rudimental headline show at "Black Butter Records presents at Ibiza Rocks", and jumped on DJ Friction's set with a special performance of "Kingpin" and a freestyle at Creamfields and SW4 Festivals.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Featured songs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MR SCRUFIZZER – MY 1ST STEPZ PROMO CD (MIXED BY DJ VECTRA)". Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cameo to DJ for Scrufizzer on Kendrick Lamar tour". The Hub Entertainment. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Mike, Harounoff. "Inspiration: Scrufizzer". Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "DIZZEE RASCAL FT. SCRUFIZZER – GUTS N' GLORY (TAKEN FROM DIRTEETV.COM THE MIXTAPE)". Dirteestanktv. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Angel Haze Feat Scrufizzer – Werkin Girls (Remix)". Yt2doubleo7. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Friction & Skream – Kingpin (Ft. Scrufizzer, P Money & Riko Dan) (Official Video)". UKFMusic. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "MJ Cole & Scrufizzer "Southern Electric"". Prolificrecs. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Loadstar – Do You Feel Me Feat. Scrufizzer". Loadstar. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Pratt, Josh. "Interview: Scrufizzer (HTF Exclusive)". Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (1 January 2013). "One's To Watch in 2013: Scrufizzer". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "21st Nov: Scrufizzer unveils 'Rap Rave' video". Machine Management. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  12. ^ Lewis, Jamie. "Scrufizzer interview: The inner circle of grime". The Independent (London). Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Scrufizzer brings Breakfast for Nick Bright". BBC. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "21st May: Scrufizzer signs with Black Butter Records". Machine Management. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  15. ^ Festival Republic. (2013). Scrufizzer. Available: http://www.leedsfestival.com/line-up/artist/scrufizzer. Retrieved 12 September 2013.

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