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Snak the Ripper
Snak The Ripper in Vancouver, October 2017. .jpg
Snak The Ripper, October 2017.
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Scott Fyvie
Born (1982-11-16) November 16, 1982 (age 36)
New Westminster, British Columbia
GenresHip hop, rap, Underground hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2007-present
LabelsCamobear,[1] Stealth Bomb
Associated actsMadchild, Onyx, Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz, R.A. The Rugged Man, Crooked I, Snowgoons, Datsik, Ill Bill, Outlawz, Merkules

William Scott Fyvie (born November 16, 1982), better known as Snak the Ripper is a Canadian rapper from New Westminster, British Columbia.[2]

Affiliations[edit]

Snak The Ripper is one of the founding members of the Stompdown Killaz hip hop collective (SDK).[2] In 2010, Snak The Ripper became a member of 100MAD (hip hop collective founded by Fredro Starr & Sticky Fingaz of Queens, New York rap group Onyx).[2]

Early Years[edit]

Snak The Ripper grew up in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, a suburb located just outside Vancouver, BC. He attended Garibaldi Secondary School from grade 8 through 11 before dropping out.[3] In 2001, he was charged with 150 counts of mischief, but due to lack of evidence, the charges were dropped.[2] Between 2003 and 2006, Snak moved around between Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto to perfect his Graffiti skills and build notoriety in the Canadian Hip Hop Scene[4] Snak The Ripper was homeless and struggled with substance abuse, using his love for writing songs as an escape.[5]

Career[edit]

Snak The Ripper's 2016 release, From The Dirt, debuted at #1 on iTunes Hip Hop & Rap Charts.[6][7] He was nominated for Hip Hop Recording of the year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2015 and 2016.[8]

In 2012, Snak The Ripper collaborated with Dubstep producer Datsik.[9] He collaborated with Crooked I,[10] Snowgoons,[11] Ill Bill,[12] Mobb Deep[13] and Onyx.[14] In 2016 Snak The Ripper collaborated with Outlawz.[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Off the Rails (August 16, 2018; Stealth Bomb Records)
  • From the Dirt (June 17, 2016; Stealth Bomb Records)
  • Just Giver (April 29, 2014; Stealth Bomb Records)
  • White Dynamite [16] (May 22, 2012; Camobear Records)
  • Fear of a Snak Planet [17] (May 11, 2011; self-released)
  • Sex Machine [18] (July 1, 2009; Camobear Records)
  • Fatt Snak (April 2008; Low Pressure Fried Chicken)
  • The Ripper (April 1, 2007; self-released)

Appearances[edit]

  • Joe Fixit by Ill Bill (2019)
  • Move In Silence by Snak the Ripper & Merkules (2019)
  • What You Make It by Junk (2017)
  • Shotgunz In Hell [19] by Onyx & Dope D.O.D. (2017)
  • Goon Bap [20] by Snowgoons (2016)
  • Gypsy Rose [21] by Jaclyn Gee (2015)
  • WakeDaFucUp [22] by Onyx (2014)
  • Beautiful Death Machine [23] by Swollen Members (2013)
  • Vitamin D [24] by Datsik (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snak The Ripper". discogs. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Keep it Grimy: An Oral History of Ephin and Stompdown Killaz". Noisey. February 9, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  3. ^ VALENTE, MUSIC SCENE BY ANGIE. "Snak the Ripper rises from the dirt". The Chronicle-Journal. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Snak The Ripper Interview | Senses Lost". senseslost.com. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "Getting To Know Vancouver's Snak The Ripper [Interview]". HipHopCanada.com. April 22, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  6. ^ "Snak The Ripper's From The Dirt Reaches No. 1 On ITunes Canada Hip-Hop Chart". HipHopCanada.com. June 17, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "*NEW ALBUM* Snak The Ripper – From The Dirt". Up Top HipHop - Canadian HipHop Media Site. June 18, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "2016 WCMA Nominees". BreakOut West. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  9. ^ "Datsik - Fully Blown feat. Snak The Ripper - Out Now!". Dim Mak. January 30, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  10. ^ "New Music: Snak The Ripper ft. Kxng Crooked – Premium Dope (Prod. Marco Polo)". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  11. ^ "New Video: Snowgoons Ft. Sicknature, Snak The Ripper & Block McCloud – Freedom". The Dope Show. February 23, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  12. ^ "Snak The Ripper Ft. Ill Bill - Fuck the Internet (Stream)". DotGotIt. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  13. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "Young Kazh f. Onyx, Mobb Deep, JD Era, Snak The Ripper & Merkules - "Canadian Ties"". HipHopDX. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  14. ^ "Snak The Ripper - "Vandalize Shit" ft. Onyx". UGSMAG. November 14, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  15. ^ "Snak The Ripper - Stress Ft. The Outlawz (Music Video)". Canadian Hip Hop. December 5, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  16. ^ "Snak The Ripper – White Dynamite (2012)". onlyrealhiphop.blogspot.ca. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  17. ^ "Snak the Ripper - Fear of a snak planet » Álbum Hip Hop Groups". hhgroups.com. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  18. ^ "Snak the Ripper Sex Machine". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  19. ^ "Onyx & Dope D.O.D. – Shotgunz In Hell (Album)". The Cypher Effect. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  20. ^ "Snowgoons - Goon Bap (Cover, Tracklist, Stream, Snippet)". Internationale Hip Hop & Deutschrap Alben (in German). November 30, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  21. ^ "Release 'Gypsy Rose' by Jaclyn Gee - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  22. ^ "Onyx - #wakedafucup (Cover, Tracklist, Infos)". Internationale Hip Hop & Deutschrap Alben (in German). March 16, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  23. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "Swollen Members 'Beautiful Death Machine' Tracklist & Cover Art". HipHopDX. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  24. ^ "Vitamin D from Dim Mak Records on Beatport". beatport.com. Retrieved October 31, 2017.

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