Scrub: Great White Rap Revisited

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Maybe it’s just me but any emcee dubbed Scrub seems destined to be initially overlooked. Factor in the fact that Scrub is white and (completely) unassuming looking from a stereotypical standpoint. Then consider that he’s cut his teeth on the rap game in the rural countryside of Missouri and Scrub’s story starts sounding like a movie plot. A spoof movie that is. Except Scrub isn’t Woody Harrelson. MCA and Marshall Mathers proved that white men can rap. Scrub (along with Super Delegate crew mate M.A. Double, mentor J Skills and his new Far Fetched label mates www.wearefarfetched.net) is poised to eviscerate the Macklemores and Asher Roths of late and usher in the return of the great white emcee.

“Aside from being one of my closest friends Adam, I mean Scrub, is one of my favorite emcees of ALL TIME,” gushes Columbia, Missouri based super emcee Silly J Skills “You catch me on the right day, and I’ll say he is my favorite overall! He has Everything you look for in a rapper, from wit, and charisma, to delivery, and lyrical prowess and originality…He’s fuckin’ dope!”

‘Tornado Alley’ by Silly J Skills ft Scrub from an upcoming J Skills release on Scrub’s 9 Ball ENT label:

What separates Scrub from so many of his earnest white emcee contemporaries is his innate dopeness. He has the delivery of a Rhyme Sayer while still maintaining an original voice and flow. Scrub’s sense of humor is immaculate and his word play punchtastic. He also has a great flare for anthropology, as demonstrated on the instant Missouri pastoral anthem ‘Country Thang’:

According to Scrub’s Facebook page:

“Scrub is a unique voice in a world of homogeny. He spent his early childhood in a rural area observing conservative America at work. Craving more, Scrub moved to Columbia, MO where he began to hone his skills for song writing, production and composition.

After a steady slew of mixtapes, Scrub released the highly-anticipated album ‘Big In Europe‘ in November 09’. Scrub is also one half of the Super Delegates, along with producer M.A. Double. The Super D’s debut is titled ‘Too Big To Fail‘.”

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Scrub claims to be “addicted to traveling” and asserts that he has a number of new recording projects and upcoming performances in the works. You can catch him and his We Are Far Fetched constituents at the Brave New World Festival at The Demo on September 14th, 2013 in St. Louis. With so many great things right in front of him Scrub may end up saving White Rap from itself sooner than later. In the words of STL taste maker DJ Innovation :

“Cats that are looking to do things, and don’t collaborate with Scrub, are missing out!”

Listen to Scrub’s Kill Radio interview with TDB:

Tucker Booth writes for Locash Magazine , Hip-Hop Club and is a recording artist for Tantrum Niche Records. Tucker also hosts the Internet Radio Podcast ‘Tucker Booth Needs A Job’ Mondays 2-4 PM PST on www.killradio.org. Check out past podcasts/interviews at www.radio4all.net under ‘Tucker Booth’ in the podcast directory.

Written by tuckerdalebooth

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Tucker Booth writes for Locash Magazine, Hip-Hop Club and is a recording artist for Tantrum Niche Records. Tucker also hosts the Internet Radio Podcast ‘Tucker Booth Needs A Job’ Mondays 2-4 PM PST on www.killradio.org. Check out past podcasts/interviews at www.radio4all.net under ‘Tucker Booth’ in the podcast directory. TDB is on Twitter @tuckerdalebooth.

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