The Grouch (rapper)

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The Grouch
Birth name Corey Scoffern
Born (1975-05-20) May 20, 1975 (age 41)
Oakland, California
Genres Alternative hip hop
Underground hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 1994–present
Labels Legendary Music, Outhouse
Associated acts Living Legends, Felt, Zion I, CunninLynguists, Daddy Kev, D-Styles
Website therealgrouch.com

Corey Scoffern (born May 20, 1975[1]), better known by his stage name The Grouch, is an American rapper and producer currently based in Maui, Hawaii but grew up and spent most of his time in the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland, California).[2] He is a founding member of Living Legends, an underground hip hop collective based in Los Angeles, California.[3]

Life and career[edit]

The Grouch was born in Oakland, California, where he attended Skyline High School.[4]

He entirely produced Felt's debut album, Felt: A Tribute to Christina Ricci, in 2002.[5]

He collaborated with Eligh, Evidence and Zion I on the song "Amp Live for President" in 2011.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Don't Talk to Me (1995)
  • Nothing Changes (1996)
  • Success Is Destiny (1997)
  • Fuck the Dumb (1998)
  • Overall (1999) (with Luckyiam, as CMA)
  • Making Perfect Sense (1999)
  • G&E Music Volume 1 & 2 (2000) (with Eligh)
  • Crusader for Justice (2003)
  • No More Greener Grasses (2003) (with Eligh)
  • All Over (2004) (with Luckyiam, as CMA)
  • Heroes in the City of Dope (2006) (with Zion I)
  • Show You the World (2008)
  • Three Eyes Off the Time (2009)
  • Say G&E! (2009) (with Eligh)
  • Heroes in the Healing of the Nation (2011) (with Zion I)
  • The Tortoise and the Crow (2014) (with Eligh)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • They Don't Have This (2000)
  • My Baddest Bitches (2005)
  • Simple Man: Beans and Rice Sampler '07 (2007)

EPs[edit]

  • G&E Music Volume 1 (1998) (with Eligh)
  • G&E Music Volume 2 (2000) (with Eligh)
  • Sound Advice (2004) (with Daddy Kev and D-Styles)
  • The Winterfire EP (2014) (with Eligh and CunninLynguists)

Singles[edit]

  • "You're Not the 1" (1998)
  • "Simple Man" (1999)
  • "Wish You a Good Day" (2000)
  • "The Clap" (2003) (with Eligh)
  • "No More Greener Grass" (2004) (with Eligh)
  • "Windows" (2004) (with Luckyiam, as CMA)
  • "Hit 'Em" (2006) (with Zion I)
  • "Lift Me Up" (2007) (with Zion I)
  • "Artsy" (2008)
  • "All In" (2009) (with Eligh)

DVDs[edit]

  • Servin' Justice (2003)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Mystik Journeymen - "Billie & Me" from Walkman Invaders (1995)
  • Murs - "Speed Bumps" from Comurshul (1996)
  • Eligh - "The Dragon" from As They Pass (1996)
  • Eligh - "Doghouse Bar" from A Story of 2 Worlds (1997)
  • Murs - "Say Anything" from F'Real (1997)
  • Scarub - "Love vs. Hate" from A Fact of the Matter (1999)
  • Zion I - "Silly Puddy" from Mind over Matter (2000)
  • Sunspot Jonz - "Loose Cannon" from Dirty Faces (2001)
  • Zion I - "Flow" from Deep Water Slang V2.0 (2002)
  • Mystik Journeymen - "Sweat" and "Mmmmmm" from Magic (2002)
  • Luckyiam - "Unsatisfied" from Justify the Means (2002)
  • DJ Drez - "Hallways & Doors" from The Capture of Sound (2003)
  • Sunspot Jonz - "Unstoppable" from Don't Let Em Stop You (2003)
  • Scarub - "You Know" from A New Perspective (2004)
  • Fat Jack - "Without Love" from Cater to the DJ 2 (2004)
  • Pigeon John - "Sleeping Giants" from Sings the Blues (2005)
  • Edit - "Artsy Remix" and "Back Up Off the Floor Pt. 2" from Certified Air Raid Material (2008)
  • Sunspot Jonz - "Ride the Rhythm" from Never Surrender (2008)
  • BK-One with Benzilla - "Here I Am" from Rádio Do Canibal (2009)
  • Bicasso - "The Town" from Rebel Musiq (2009)
  • Eligh & Jo Wilkinson - "By and By" from On Sacred Ground (2009)
  • Eligh - "Shine" from Grey Crow (2010)
  • Amp Live - "Hot Right Now" from Murder at the Discotech (2010)
  • Mystik Journeymen - "The Doorman Song" from Return 2 the Love (2010)
  • Eligh & Amp Live - "Destination Unknown" from Therapy at 3 (2011)
  • Lateef the Truthspeaker - "Oakland" from Firewire (2011)
  • Headnodic - "Turn Your Radio Up" from Red Line Radio (2011)
  • Bill Ortiz - "Winter in America" from Winter in America (2012)
  • Casual - "Mama" from He Still Think He Raw (2012)
  • Luckyiam - "Change This" from Time to Get Lucky (2012)
  • Zion I - "We Don't" from Shadowboxing (2012)
  • Qwel & Maker - "Pilfer" from Beautiful Raw (2013)
  • Amp Live - "Last Wall" from Headphone Concerto (2014)
  • Mr. Brady - "Time" from Timing Is Everything (2014)
  • Abstract Rude - "Kan of Whoop Ass Reprise" from Keep the Feel: A Legacy of Hip Hop Soul (2015)

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "The Grouch - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ Wilhelm, Kalani (May 25, 2011). "The Grouch Ain't Grumpy". Honolulu Weekly. 
  3. ^ Maesyn (November 13, 2010). "Hip-Hop icons The Grouch and Scarub sell out Casanova's". Maui Now. 
  4. ^ Swan, Rachel (May 14, 2008). "Anti-Artsy Emcee". East Bay Express. 
  5. ^ Horgen, Tom (September 19, 2002). "Slug loves Christina Ricci". Minnesota Daily. 
  6. ^ Shamz (December 26, 2011). "Video: The Grouch, Evidence, Zion I & Eligh "Amp Live For President"". Okayplayer. 

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