Scrufizzer

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Scrufizzer
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Background information
Birth name Romani Lorenzo
Also known as Scruface
Born (1990-08-10) 10 August 1990 (age 26)
Origin West Ealing, West London
Genres Hip hop, grime
Occupation(s) MC, musician, producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005–present
Labels Black Butter Records
Stay Fizzy Records
Ministry of Sound
Associated acts DJ Cameo, Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, SafOne, Swaggerbran Fonzie Magic Handlesman (TDNB)

Romani Lorenzo (born 10 August 1990), better known as Scrufizzer, is an English MC and producer from West London. He is the cousin of hip-hop artist Fonzie from Acton, West London. He is known for his skippy flow.

Career[edit]

Scrufizzer, a member of the production group Funkystepz, 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 43 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.

Feud with Ghetts[edit]

After Scrufizzer released "Oh No (Dun Kno Already Remix)", a refix of the So Solid Crew track inspired by East London MC Ghetts' 2016 single "You Dun Know Already", Ghetts took offence at the lack of credit given to him for the creative vision. On "You Dun Know Already (Remix)", Ghetts' verse served as a diss track directed at Scrufizzer.[16] Scrufizzer responded to this with the track "I Don't Believe You (Megaman Hat)", claiming that he gave Ghetts due credit but would be willing to clash.[17] Ghetts, however, dismissed the beef at this point.

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Fizzy Flow (2012)
  • Fizzy Flow 2 (2016)

Singles[edit]

Featured songs[edit]

  • 2008: "Ealing Rally" – Krazee feat. Scrufizzer, Pai Dee & Klapz
  • 2011: "Guts N' Glory" – Dizzee Rascal feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2011: "Dirty Dancer" – Oh My! feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2011: "Southern Electric" – M. J. Cole feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2011: "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" (True Tiger Remix) – Ed Sheeran feat. Scrufizzer & Dot Rotten
  • 2011: "Laters I'm Off" – Russo feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2011: "Spartan (Remix)" – Kozzie feat. Marger, Merky ACE, Rival, Ego & Scrufizzer
  • 2011: "Paper Haters II (Tribal Mix)" – Baby Blue feat. J2K, Ghetts & Scrufizzer
  • 2011: "Gangster" – Zdot feat. Scrufizzer, Rio, Warlock, Shifty, Revolver & Wariko
  • 2012: "Leave It Yeah" (Remix) – Lethal Bizzle feat. Scrufizzer, Emmanuel Frimpong, JME, Face, Frisco & Flowdan
  • 2012: "Werkin Girl" – Angel Haze feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2012: "Put Your Bets On" – True Tiger feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2012: "Goonz" – Marger feat. Scrufizzer & Nolay
  • 2012: "Hoods Up (Raw Edit)" – Teddy Music feat. Lil Nasty, Double S, Lady Leshurr, Scrufizzer, Dot Rotten & Tre Mission
  • 2013: "Kingpin" – Friction & Skream feat. Scrufizzer, P Money & Riko Dan
  • 2013: "Do You Feel Me" – Loadstar feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2013: "Code to Crack" – Toddla T & Cleo Sol feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2013: "Back on the Step" – Lunar C feat. Mic Righteous & Scrufizzer
  • 2013: "Dubstep" – Danny Brown feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2013: "Fire Blaze (Dot Rotten Remix)" – Rascals feat. Scrufizzer & Dot Rotten
  • 2013: "Image Ting (Remix)" – Macca feat. SafOne & Scrufizzer
  • 2014: "ESG (Remix)" – Tinchy Stryder feat. Scrufizzer, Meridian Dan & Big Narstie
  • 2014: "Stress" – Eyez & Zdot feat. Scrufizzer & Dubzy
  • 2015: "Go Hard" – Rio feat. Scrufizzer & Kozzie
  • 2015: "Fantastic" – DJ MK & DJ GO feat. Lunar C & Scrufizzer
  • 2015: "Big Round & Juicy" – Jaded feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2015: "Pray for You" – Ahadadream feat. Olivia Louise & Scrufizzer
  • 2015: "Stable" – Milli Major feat. Little Nasty & Scrufizzer
  • 2016: "Lambo Refuelled" – KSI feat. Youngs Teflon, Sway & Scrufizzer
  • 2016: "Par" – Darq E Freaker feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2016: "Made" – Mikill Pane feat. Trim & Scrufizzer
  • 2016: "Fuck Dem Youts (Remix)" – Joe Grind & The HeavyTrackerz feat. Scrufizzer & Meridian Dan
  • 2016: "The Vibe" – Motez feat. Scrufizzer
  • 2016: "Trya Thing" – SLOWOLF feat. Scrufizzer

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.
  16. ^ http://www.spotlightfirst.com/ghetts-send-shots-at-scrufizzer-on-dun-know-already-remix/
  17. ^ http://grimenation.co.uk/scrufizzer-i-dont-believe/

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