Scram Jones | Interview
Scram Jones is an emcee, DJ, and Grammy-nominated producer from New Rochelle, NY. Upon hearing the Fat Boys and Run DMC in elementary school, he began breakdancing and learning the turntables. After years of teaching himself to scratch, mix, and blend, Scram’s turntabling skills allowed him to win second place in the 2003 east coast finals of Guitar Center’s DJ Battles. He received three consecutive nominations for Best Mixtape Producer at the Justo Mixtape Awards. Scram’s production debut was on Tragedy Khadafi’s album Still Reporting, and later produced singles for Jae Millz, Terror Squad, Black Rob, and Remy Ma. In 1999, Scram released his first record, Liquid Heat. In 2000, he helped start the End Of The Weak, which became New York’s longest running hip hop open mic in history. In 2001, Scram won first place in Tommy Hilfiger’s National Demo Contest, which led to a feature in The Source’s Unsigned Hype section. Scram has toured the world DJing for Raekwon, Kool G Rap, N.O.R.E., and Saigon. He was nominated for a Grammy for producting the record “Your Girl” from Mariah Carey’s multi-platinum album, The Emancipation of Mimi. In 2013, Scram entirely produced Styles P’s latest album, Float.