IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – SCRU FACE JEAN – NEBRASKA’S HOTTEST STAR!

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Scru Face Jean is the fastest rising hip-hop star in Nebraska, a state on the verge of a booming scene. Since the age of 14 SFJ has been releasing mixtapes and videos that have pushed the boundaries of what many might think can come out of the state of Nebraska or the midwest region. Scru has been one of the only artist in Nebraska to have a sold out show at the Bourbon theater and to be featured on regular rotation on Omaha Ne, radio. Over the years SFJ has Toured With Chevy Woods and Taylor Gang on the TGOD Tour. He has done shows with countless artist such as Kid Ink, MGK, Logic, Chris Webby, Young Jeezy, Tech 9, Hopsin, Twista. As of recently was added on to the Nebraska leg of Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid Maad city tour.SFJ’s first major mixtape “Inside out Swishers 2 :Burn slow” was hosted by XXL 2012 DJ of the year DJ Ill Will and Rockstar. SFJ is now on the verge of dropping the highly anticipated W.I.N.G.S. (We Invent the New Generations Sound) mixtape Aug.22 with such songs as “C4” and “Red Cups” feat. Dizzy Wright and Pedro Bizz Juan Julio (video on Youtube). The sky is the limit for young Fizza Fizza and he’s reaching for the stars. Join the #SFJnation movement by following SFJ on Twitter.com/ScruFaceJean and Facebook.com/ScruFaceJean

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What is your music background?   

SCRU FACE JEAN:  I have been rapping since I was 11. I started taking it more serious when I was 15. I released my first solo mixtape my freshmen year of high school. My older brother was a rapper and he got me into it. After that, I fell in love with it and haven’t looked back. 

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

SCRU FACE JEAN:  I want to record and release music for many different reasons . The  two most prominent reasons would be that I am a huge hip hop fanatic.  For all the years I have listened to it, I’ve never seen the perspective of someone from where I’m from. There is a big voice not being spoken for. I fell like we have what it takes to be the ones who put our region on the map. The other reason would be the fact that nobody has made major progress in my area. There is a lot of self -doubt where I’m from but when we accomplish that goal we will have a permanent place in history. That is my ultimate goal. I want to be more then just another artist, but in fact the next artist to make an imprint in history. 

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your songs about?   

SCRU FACE JEAN:  I would like to say that my songs cover a various subject matters. For the sake of the question I would say my songs are about life through the eyes of someone like me. My songs are for someone who has overcome adversity to do something in a city not a lot of people see possible.  My songs are for the person who has tried to fit into a different situation many times. I feel like there are many people who fall in that category so I speak for them. In my music I usually have a message, but I wrap it in a enjoyable package.  I know how to get people to party and think without knowing it sometimes. I created energetic music that can get a party started and music to make people talk.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

SCRU FACE JEAN:  My fan base is directed more towards the high school to college kids. I have a lot of music promoting partying and having a good time. That is something both of those age groups enjoy. I have a very fast paced mentality to my performance. I have seen a lot more college and high school kids at my shows. I get a good response in college towns being that that’s where my core demographic started.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

SCRU FACE JEAN:   My musical influence would have to be Jay-Z. The reason he impacted me so much is that I have studied him as well as listened to him. I look up to the way he learned to be more then just a good rapper. In almost every venture he goes through, he excels.  Even in failure, he learns. I strive to be the same way. I want to be able to say I left a legacy like his when it’s all over. I want to come into the industry and learn as much as possible. Everything will be looked at as a new opportunity. Even in failure I want to gain knowledge.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How would you describe your music to people?     

SCRU FACE JEAN:   I have always described my music as the balance. The balance between fun and thought. I have always been able to get a deep message across through lyrics. I also have catchy hooks, melodies and choruses to  keep everyone repeating it. I have had fans tell me they listen to me  during parties and also while studying. The people who listen to lyrics deeply will get something. The people who just listen to have fun will  get something without the compromise of anything.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What makes you stand out from other artists?  

SCRU FACE JEAN:   The thing that makes me stand out as an artist, besides being from a region that has never had a major artist; is my ability to merge thought with partying. I have seen many rappers stay on one side of things.  Every song which either makes them too “preachy” or  “dumbed down,” but I have found a good blend between both. I have fans of all races, colors and creed. I strive on bringing everyone into my movement and making them feel as if they own a part of it.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

SCRU FACE JEAN:   We just got back from San Francisco, where we were shot the 2013 TBP cypher video. Also, my next full length mixtape is set to be released on August 22nd ,2013, entitled W.I.N.G.S or We Invent the New Generations Sound. We are currently in talks with DJ Holiday to have him host the mixtape.   

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

SCRU FACE JEAN:  My career goals include many things, but manly being a mogul. I plan on using this to take me into many businesses and further strengthen my brand. In 10 years I want my brand to be in the conversation with other respected labels and brands. I want to go into many different ventures besides just rapping such as fashion, sports etc. The ultimate goal is to make a label that is strong enough to continue generating opportunity for years to come. I know all of this will only come with hard work and dedication, but I have no doubt in me or my team’s work ethic.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

SCRU FACE JEAN:  My fans can contact me through many various ways such as Facebook.com/ScruFaceJean , twitter.com/scrufacejean, youtube.com/captownstateofmind , hotnewhiphop.com/scrufacejean, or at my > official website www.SFJworld.com

 

 

 

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131 COMMENTS

  1. Scru’s shit is nice. I like the fact that he is puttin Lincoln…Nebraska for that matter, on. He is bringing a lot of great artist to our city for example my guy Dizzy Wright (twice). Overall like the article said the sky is the limit for him. I wish him and his team the best of of luck God Bless! #NORTHSTAREDUCATED

  2. Scru Face has been holding it down since the Awkwords broke up.. I think he could legitimately call himself the biggest rapper in Lincoln and quite possibly the whole 402

  3. I been waiting for W.I.N.G.S for a long time!! I’m so glad it’s finally here! S/o to Scru Face Jean!! Your the best!!

  4. I used to live across the street from Scru Face Jean when we were kids so I was downloading his shit when he was still in high school. He’s definitely still at a point where every mixtape is better than the last! Who knows how far he could go??

  5. Scru is the next rapper to blow out of the Midwest he deserves his big break and he’s almost there! By far the dopest lyrics and flow. #sfjnation

  6. Scru is the beacon of what can be possible in this state. With a mindset and talent like his, geographical location and lack of media is the only downfall, and despite that he still has a cult like following in the state. #SFJNation all day!!

  7. Scru face jean can make real music, lyrical genius. He’s got heart which a lot of rappers don’t, and also talent. It’s only a matter of time where his mind set will take him to the next step so people can see his talent, dude is gifted its a shame that some people don’t see it, but he’s nowhere near his capacity, he barely scratched the surface with his career. Those haters and fair weathered fans will come around saying “yeah I was apart of his upcoming” when he’s receiving a Grammy.

  8. Scruface the god!!! Man, to be honest there isn’t a reason why this kid hasn’t made it at this point. Scru, is the only rapper that stays consistent in the state of NE. The thing that makes him stand out more then everyone else is his energy and conviction. The kid has talent and drive that will push him to the top. SFJNATION

  9. Faaaccccceeee…. He has remain true to his fans, to his movement! I fuck with the kid tough! Bars out of this world! His flow is unlike a lot of rappers these days! Keep up the hard work my brother!

  10. SFJ is down to earth, and true to his words. The state of Nebraska is LUCKY to have him! Not only is he the best in town…someday soon he’ll be the best in the world. There will be a day his status lives up to my last name! 😉

  11. Scru is definitely underrated! He has come a long way and has grown to be such a dope artist! Says even more that he’s worked with so many great rappers! Keep up the good work! #thegoodlife

  12. Been reppin SFJ since I moved to Omaha over 2 years ago! Scru is an amazing rapper and shows much love to his fans. You will defiantly be hearing his name more often in the near future! #SFJnation

  13. Scru face jean is literally thee best to come out of Nebraska! Just take a look at his résumé, it’s amazing. There’s no doubt that he has the drive, determination, and dedication to make it but also how skilled and talented he his at his craft. Only a matter of time! #sfjnation #GoGetWINGS

  14. I usually don’t listen to rap music. One of my friends let me listen to his CD and I am impressed. SFJ has a flow to his music that is unmatched by other rappers thats on the radio today. His voice is so crisp and smooth. If you like rap music, check out SFJ!

  15. I been followlin srcu since 08. I remember back in 07 when I met him at my high school parkview christian (he came to visit one of his homeboys, they used to rap together). I remember Scru and his homeboy spittin some stuff off their mixtape they came out with at the time, track called “drumma boy”. His homeboy would also often play some of his music on his phone, which is when I first heard of scru. Dudes a monsta for sure, and for those who think scru dont have crazy bars, just like music 1.5 the clearance will shut u up, I still think thats one of his best mixtapes ever. Since then he has def grown as a artist, and I like his future, very bright indeed.

  16. Ever since I heard his music I have been a huge fan. Scru is on his way to something big and were all just waiting to see it happen!!!!! SFJ Nation!!!!!!

  17. Scru is not only a great rapper/artists but also a better performer. I love going to his concerts. They are the most fun whenever i’m back home. I have all his CD’s and the new wings is on point as always killing it. If you haven’t heard it your really missing out. SFJ is headed to the top you better believe that. Bring the NE out and putting us on the map. Thanks big guy. Keep up the hard work. Here to serve you.

    Jeremy Zelt
    Get on the this facebook or twitter fast.

  18. Let me name my top 5 rappers of all time scru face jean, scru face jean, scru face jean, scru face jean and fizza facceeee!!!

  19. Scru and his team are a great example of what it takes to make moves in the industry. It is surreal to consider him a “local artist”; it’s like being from Pittsburg and considering Wiz local. SFJ = next level

  20. Ive always said this kid WILL make it and he is definitely on his way!!! He is an Amazing and talented arisit!!! Can’t wait to see him on tv…performing and receiving awards!!! yay baby!!!

  21. You know i’m all about SFJ! Keep tearing shit up man, you are almost to the top. You are letting the world know that the NEB is bout to shine.

  22. scru face is seriously a humble ass dude that knows how to put his city on the map. All of his mix tapes go hard as fuck. The concerts go harder.
    #sfjnation

  23. Scru Face Jean is a PERFECT example of somebody who made their dreams become reality!! “Cant chase your dreams from the couch!!” 🙂

  24. Scru is by far my favorite rapper. Very talented and might be the most humble musician I’ve heard. Nothing but big things in your future… Congrats SFJ

  25. Wow can’t believe it just u soo little and working on ur music and now u have chase ur dream and making it big and I have been here supporting sence day one 🙂 and always telling u that u will make it big I have soo muvh faith in u and seee where it has got u dayumm love ur music and just songs thag tounch my heart because u know how to write from ur heart and somemany don’t really know how todo that but u have stay strong through everything and jist breakes me down in to tears how much u have came and still going strong love u SFJ forever and always going to be here no matter what hapens always going to be there for u and if u make a mistake I learn from it and people goingto hate but people also gotta remeber nobody is perfect stay strong and handsome love u ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  26. Scru is what Nebraska (Lincoln) needed. To see where he came from and what he’s doing now not only makes you proud but also motivates you just to follow your dreams. He knows how to speak to an audience and hype em up at the same time. When you talk to him, he still talks to you like your the same people and that’s what i respect most about him. You don’t feel like he’s ignoring you cuz he’s making it. I’m rootin’ for him all the way.

  27. Scru is very hard working and passionate about this he is a good role model for high school and college kids in this region of the world. Chase your dreams never give up. Not only does he believe in himself but he believes in the people in the city he’s from. He deserves this

  28. Anyone who respects lyrical genius and good music should be listening to Scru Face Jean. Hard works guna pay off stay on the grind, and keep working toward your goals!

  29. #SFJNATION IZ RISING SO FAST ..ALMOST AS FAST AS MOMZ HOMEMADE BREAD !! LOL..NO SERIOUSLY MY FRIENDS. NEBRASKA HAS GOT ONE OF THE FRESHEST NEWEST MUSICIANS AROUND ( ANYWHERE) IF U HAVENT YET HEARD OF THE #SFJNATION BY NOW. YOUR NOT CHEKIN OUT THE RIGHTEOUS SPOTS!!! HES ON HOT NEW HIP HOP,,,SCRU FACE JEAN ON FACEBOOK AN TWITTER AN OF COURSE WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW!!! #SFJNATION IZ BLOWIN UP ALL OVER THE NET……CANT WAIT TO SEE WHERE HE WILL BE SITTIN ON THE TOP 10 CHARTS ( right on top where he belongs!!!). SO IF YOU ARE JUS NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT NEBRASKAS BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST …GO CHEK HIM OUT ON YOU TUBE AN HNHH AN ANYWHERE ELSE YOU FIND HIS MUSIC..YOU. WILL. B. GLAD. U. DID !!!! KEEP THOSE HITS COMIN #SFJ ,,THE WORLD IZ WAITIN !!!!! KIM. FRUM. THA. BURGH > 3

  30. my favorite thing about scru face is that he keeps it real for the 402 – no fake trappin just for shock value. of course nebraska has its drug problems like everywhere else (north omaha looks like gary indiana) but there is so much more to rap about #GOODLIFE

  31. Scru face is an inspiration…makes great music because thats what he loves do to, kids got passion and its gonna take him far in life #scrufacejean

  32. #SFJ is a movement that can`t be stopped…keep killin` em Scru cuz u are the best thing to ever happen to Nebraska when it comes to rap.

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  34. This dude is already a legend in my heart. Not only is he getting better and better with everything he puts out, but he stays humble and appreciative. A quality rarely found within anybody these days. SFJ Nation Is only beginning and is sure to be at the top in due time. I say truly say, I’m proud to be apart of it.

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