BIG SCOOB IS A DAMN FOOL! The “fool” has always balanced out the pride of the king. It’s no different with Strange Music founder Tech N9ne and his longtime buddy Big Scoob.
Big Scoob is no ordinary fool, however, as his 26-track new album makes clear: he’s a Damn Fool, the title of the upcoming opus. Who else but Scoob would describe his car as “shining like a can of root beer”?
“Growing up in the ‘hood in Kansas City, a damn fool, that was me!” Scoob explains. “I’d stick to my whiskey bottle, go as hard as I wanted to. But now I’m seeing the effects of that over the long term, so I’m in a position to tell cautionary tales. Don’t worry, I got jokes!”
Standout tracks for Damn Fool include bass anthem “DAMU”, a riotous posse cut featuring Bay Area rapper Messy Marv, and Strange labelmates, Jay Rock, Skatterman and Bumpy Knuckles; and open-hand slapper “They DNT Want It” featuring Glasses Malone and Boogieman.
“All I Kno Is Hood”, co-starring Scoob’s labelmate Krizz Kaliko, is uncut street gospel as Scoob raps: “Gang bang reppin’ the name, I’m from the soil / rap game nuthin’ but flames, I got that oil / gutter butter seepin’ and leakin’ like I’m a boil / old school actin’ the fool, that Delta Royal!” .
Big Scoob and Tech N9ne grew up together in Kansas City, cliqued in the group 57th Rogue Dog Villains (RDVs for short), scoring a huge local hit with “Let’s Get F***ed Up”. In 2009, Big Scoob recorded his debut album, Monsterifik for Tech’s label Strange Music … and his journey continues with Damn Fool!
“When I let my personality out on tour, cats like Fat Joe and E-40 were howling and said ‘You a damn fool!’ Tech N9ne was watching and told me, ‘That’s what I want you to give people on this new album,’ ” Scoob recalls.
Set to appear on select dates of Tech N9ne’s upcoming “All 6s & 7s” tour starting in May, Scoob will serve his new cups-up anthems, “Lemonade Delight” and “Drunk & Stupid”, to fans young and old.
“It’s party time!” enthuses Scoob. “And this Damn Fool says everyone’s invited.”
Damn Fool drops Tuesday (May 3). Below is the official music video for his single, “All I Kno Is Hood.”