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|Birth name||Marc Shemer|
|Also known as||SCRZA|
|Origin||New Rochelle, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||DJ, Producer, Rapper|
|Instruments||Sampler, Keyboards, Turntable|
|Labels||Beast Music (current)|
|Associated acts||Raekwon, Styles P, Saigon, N.O.R.E., Tragedy Khadafi|
|"1's and 2's" turntables|
Marc Shemer, better known by his stage name Scram Jones, is a producer, DJ and emcee from New Rochelle, New York. He has produced music for the Wu-Tang Clan, Mariah Carey, Jae Millz, Saigon, and Lloyd Banks. As an emcee he has been featured alongside Nas, Saigon, Styles P, Kool G Rap and Immortal Technique. He has also been featured in The Source magazine's "Unsigned Hype" column.
Working as a DJ
After teaching himself how to scratch, mix, and blend, Scram Jones won second place in the 2003 East Coast Finals of Guitar Center's DJ Battles. Scram then went on to receive three consecutive nominations for Best Mixtape Producer at the respected Justo Mixtape Awards. He also hosted his own weekly radio show called "The Chop Shop" for 4 years on the WICB radio station in New York. Scram has since been DJing for Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Kool G Rap, N.O.R.E., and Saigon. He has also performed in various clubs around the world and in New York.
Working as a record producer
Scram's first break as a producer came with rapper Tragedy Khadafi. He served as A&R director for Tragedy's album Still Reporting and produced 4 tracks on the project, two featuring Havoc from Mobb Deep. He then went on to produce Jae Millz's first single "No, No, No" and its remix with rappers Cam'Ron and T.I., the Terror Squad single "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" and Black Rob's single "Ready". He also produced Remy Ma's buzz single "Lights, Camera, Action". Other notable tracks include: Lloyd Banks' song "Work Magic" featuring Young Buck and The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Just a Memory" featuring Clipse. Scram Jones was nominated for a Grammy award for his production on the song "Your Girl" from Mariah Carey's multi-platinum album The Emancipation of Mimi.
Working as an MC
As an emcee, Scram released his first record "Liquid Heat" which gained underground buzz in 1999. In 2000, he helped start the first weekly open-mic show in NYC: "End of the Weak", where he performed on stage as both an MC and DJ. In 2001, Scram won first place in Tommy Hilfiger's National Demo Contest. Hilfiger launched a national campaign featuring Scram Jones, providing a platform to promote his music. In 2002, Scram was featured in The Source magazine's "Unsigned Hype". Scram Jones has appeared in various hip-hop magazines, such as XXL, Vibe, and Scratch Magazine. Additionally, he has worked with Pharrell on Latin artist Sergio Veneno's project. Scram is currently managing Veneno and has helped to earn him a deal with Star Trak and Interscope. Scram has also performed and collaborated with the multi-platinum Latin group Aventura.
Discography (as lead artist)
- 2011: The Hat Trick
- 2013: Dead Giveaway
- 1999: "Liquid Heat"
- 1999: "Shady 380 Lady"
- 2004: "Bang Bang"
- 2005: "Speed Demons"
- 2005: "Speed Demons"
- 2005: "12 Years Ago"
- 2005: "64 Bit"
- 2011: "Back in the Park"
- 2011: "One September Day"
- 2011: "Boom Bap Jones"
- "Don't Need Protection" (featuring Scram Jones & Sadat X)
- "Neva Die Aline Pt.2"
- "The Code" (featuring Havoc of Mobb Deep & Littles)
- "Fall Back" (featuring Havoc of Mobb Deep)
- "Crying On The Inside"
- "Work Magic" (featuring Young Buck)
- "Back To Back" (featuring Scram Jones & Saigon)
- "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
- "Your Girl"
Dipset - More Than Music, Vol. 1
- "40th Boys"
- "If Only You Believe"
- "Shine" (featuring Vis A Vis)
- "Just A Memory" (featuring The Clipse)
- "Lights, Camera, Action"
Capone - Menace 2 Society
- "No Problem"
Dipset - The Movement Moves On
- "Yall Can't Live His Life"
N.O.R.E. - Norminacal - The Underbelly Mixtape
- "Bad Man" (featuring Beanie Sigel)
Saigon - Warning Shots
- "Let A Nigga Know"
- "N.Y. Streetz"
Scram Jones - Loose Cannons (The Mixtape)
- All Tracks
Smitty - The Voice Of The Ghetto
- "Pop Quiz"
Jae Millz - The Time Is Now
- "Lick Off A Shot"
Tony Touch - ReggaeTony 2
- "Ando Fumando" (featuring Sergio Veneno)
- "Yapp City" (featuring Sung God & Trife)
- "White Linen Affair" (Toney Awards) (featuring Shawn Wigs)
- "Not Your Average Girl" (featuring Shareefa)
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
- "Broken Safety" (featuring Jadakiss & Styles P)
- "Walk Wit Me"
- "Never Used To Matter" (featuring Bun B)
- "Youngstown Heist"
- "Its That Wu Shit"
- "Captn Cold Crush"
Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids
Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
- "Last Train To Scotland" (featuring Lloyd Banks)
- "Crane Style" (featuring Busta Rhymes)
- "Kiss the Ring" (featuring Inspectah Deck & Masta Killa)
CF - Storm Mode
- "Walk With Me" (CF Version)
Raekwon - Lost Jewlry
- "Prince of Thieves"
- "Young Boy Penalties"
- "Came Up"
Styles P - Float
- All tracks
Raekwon & Scram Jones - The Chef vs The Beast
- All tracks
- "Cigar Smoke" (featuring King Sevin)
- "Hot Out"
Sammy Adams - WIZZY
- "Plate It"
- Freeway - "Stand Up"
- Peedi Crakk - "It Don't Stop"
- Rhymefest - "Coming For You"
- Kool G Rap - "This is How We Do NYC"
- Ray Cash - "E-Room"
Grammy, Award, Grammy, retrieved 2009-09-03
Tommy, Hilfiger (2000-03-06), "Tommy Hilfiger", Business Wire, retrieved 2009-09-03