Sophisticated hardcore rap, Scott Ramirez is an emcee that’ll put you in a headlock and serenade you at the same time.
Coming out of a songwriting incubation period since his past release of the Mad Work, Low Pay, Big Dreams EP, he is currently prepping a new project. Taking inspiration from Black Moon’s debut album, Enta Da Stage, this EP (currently untitled) aims to manifest similar vibes that the Brooklyn group brought to the table.
Ramirez has been keeping busy with shows, maintaining a presence on the live show circuit as well as joining Canadian Hip Hop duo, Perfeck Strangers on their Dreams Tour in several stops.
“Ramirez’ sound will soothe any hip hop-loving fan like a smoothie made from an M.O.P. album and a Canadian flag that got tossed into a blender.” - Brandon Bastaldo, Quip Magazine
Along with the help of his DJ, Ryan de Rushe, Ramirez’s live shows are punctuated with a boisterous presence and tight crowd control, culminating in an emcee/DJ 1-2 combination. Having performed under the likes of J-Live, Mike Swift, Maybach Music's Stalley and the legendary Wu-Tang Clan's GZA and Masta Killa; and also with Toronto luminaries such as Alex Dimez, Dan-e-o and Angerville, Ramirez delivers a strong performance with a no-nonsense approach. Complementing his musical endeavours, he is also a graphic designer by trade, having completed his undergrad with the University of Toronto. His portfolio includes work for the U of T Scarborough campus, Bell Media, Canadian Hip Hop legend/actor Maestro Fresh Wes, and political activist/writer Tarek Fatah.