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Scum is a Russian-American rapper from Denver, Colorado.[Citation needed] He is recognized for his extremely violent, grotesque, horror-themed lyrics.

Career beginningsEdit

Scum’s career began in 1996 when he moved from Moscow, Russia to Denver, Colorado and became involved in an experimental grind/noise project called Down Syndrome. They released 3 tapes from 1996-1998 before disbanding, following their third and final release. From there, he joined forces with his brother Sevill and became involved in a variety of underground rap projects including DL; Underground Cult; and LnG, a duo featuring Scum; all of which shared violent themes and highly offensive, suggestive lyrics. Most of his early projects only released demos and mixtapes; however, LnG released a full length album on CD in 2002. Sevill persuaded Scum to go solo; and since then, he has released eight solo albums to date.[Citation needed]

Scum has sold thousands of albums worldwide while representing a genre of music considered “dead” by most.He has traveled across the country, performing with numerous national rap and metal acts. He has also appeared at numerous festivals such as the Gathering of the Juggalos, Bury the Living, Strictly for the Wicked, Hell On Earth, WestCoast Wickedfest, Minnesotta Mayhem, Soundsick Fest, and more. Scum founded and headlines GoreFest and Black Xmas, Colorado’s biggest annual horrorcore festivals.[Citation needed]

StyleEdit

Scum is known for mixing his extremely violent, horror-themed lyrics with a bouncy style of hip hop beats which is uncommon to horrorcore. His music is commonly referred to as GoreHop.[Citation needed]

Record labelEdit

Scum is the founder and co-owner of an underground rap label, Lyrikal Snuff Productionz (LSP), which he started in 2000 with his brother Sevill. After Sevill's death in 2007, Scum became the sole owner of the company. In 2011, additional partners/investors were brought on and LSP, LLC was founded. There are currently 8 artists/groups signed to the label including horrorcore act Insane Poetry,Wisconsin duo Dark Half, smallz one, and MMMFD which is SCUM with Insane Poetry As of yet, the label has released over 40 full length albums worldwide and is scheduled for 6 more releases in 2014.[Citation needed]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Enter the Asylum (2003)
  • Only Bodies Left Behind (2005)
  • Introduction to the Sickness Demos (2006)[Citation needed]
  • Dinner's Served (2007)
  • Bleed 4 This (2009)
  • Sick Shit (2010)
  • The Gorefather (2012)[1]

Singles & EPsEdit

  • Mr Zipperface (2012)[2]

ReferecnesEdit

  1. Scum Discography at Allmusic Retrieved August 30, 2014
  2. Scum Discography at Discogs Retrieved August 30, 2014

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