Scribbling Idiots, STEP UP & GET LIVE **MC BATTLE**

Scribbling Idiots

Mark Twain called himself "a scribbler of books", and any self-respecting emcee would call himself a scribbler of rhymes. Still, Scribbling Idiots is a strange name for a rap group. But in the current climate of lackluster braggadocio, a group with so much God-given talent needs a self-deprecating name to keep them grounded. Enter Scribbling Idiots.

JustMe and Cas Metah met at Scribble Jam 2002 in Cincinnati, OH. JustMe had paid dues in the L.A. Underground scene, receiving praise in Rap Sheet Magazine and topping mp3.com's hip-hop charts. Cas jumped at the opportunity to work with the California transplant. The duo began recording an album and somehow formed a massive crew that included producer MattmaN (IL), emcees: Mouth Warren (OH), Kaboose (MN), Elias (CA), Ruffian (OH) and producer/emcee Re:Flex (UK). Realizing that live performances were near impossible with this line-up, the original duo decided to focus on their partnership. They released Scribbling Idiots Present JustMe & Cas Metah in 2004, and performed throughout the South and Midwest in support of the album. It was at one of these shows that they would meet another duo that had been grinding in the Cincinnati area.

Theory Hazit and Wonder Brown had linked up around the same time that Just and Cas had. After rocking shows together the duos joined forces, rounding out the group with Ohio native Mouth Warren. They decided that this would be the core group of Scribbling Idiots. While all the other members would maintain their allegiance, these five young men would perform and record under the name, and they did just that. When they dropped The Idiomatic Mixtape Vol. 1 in 2005, the comparisons to super-groups like Wu-tang Clan and Hieroglyphics became more and more frequent.

The past few years have been huge for S.I.! They've shared the stage with notable acts like Blueprint, Glue, Pigeon John, Pack FM, The Pharcyde, and The Dungeon Family's Witchdoctor. They've dropped several side projects, and made numerous standout guest appearances. In February the guys dropped their first 12-inch single "Told You So" featuring Masta Ace, in which the legendary Juice Crew member co-signs "Scribbling Idiots is real hip-hop over here!" Adding to the group's buzz is Theory Hazit's solo debut Extra Credit (Superrappin/Groove Attack), which has received critical praise worldwide since its release. Along the way, each member has saved their best for the full-length crew effort The Have Nots.

Two years in the making, The Have Nots is sure to be an instant classic. Boasting guest appearances from Masta Ace and LMNO, as well as production help from CunninLynguists, Lostmind, and Vintage. Scribbling Idiots have gone the extra mile to deliver a solid debut worthy of heavy rotation in any rap fan's boombox. Look out world, the Idiots are here!

STEP UP & GET LIVE **MC BATTLE**

APN_Music, We Get Live Entertainment and Herman's Hideaway present "Step Up and Get Live" the search for Denver's top performance MC! Starting April 14th, Denver's talent will start squaring off, with a $4000 cash grand prize!

Rules for entry:

This is a contest for an MC fronted performance group. The winner will be able to stage a show that competes at the national level. You are encouraged (but not required) to include live DJs and other musical performers as part of your set.

You must have at least 2 songs to perform in the preliminary round. You must have 5 songs ready for semifinals, and 8 should you make it to the final.

Winner each night will be determined by three factors:
1.) Your draw at the door
2.) Crowd response as measured by DB meter
3.) Judge's panel: including sponsors, special guests and someone from APN_Music.

For registration, sponsorship and general information contact: stepupandgetlive@gmail.com

God's Side Project

Thought provoking hip hop with content consisting of politics, religion, social issues and more.

Quotes & Jared Ming

Quotes is from the north side of the Denver area. Jared Ming grew up in the southern tip of the city. They first met in the middle, as part of a musical theater production at Metro State, and since have formed one of the city’s most cutting-edge musical groups.

A rap-and-vocal duo, Quotes and Jared Ming began to establish themselves on the city’s music scene in the summer of 2013. They performed several times at quaint Herman’s Hideaway, one of the city’s most notable venues for aspiring artists, as part of the Step Up & Get Live contest.

The group advanced to the finals in a field of more than 40 competitors and opened for national act Mix Master Mike in the fall of 2013 at Summit Music Hall. The bookings have increased since, and the band released its first video for Crumbling Down in Dec. 2013.

Quotes, aka James Miller, has drawn comparisons to Drake and Childish Gambino, performers who have taken on the multiple roles of rapping, singing and acting. Quotes cites many influences, but was first drawn to the industry when listening to Tupac as a youngster.

“He could really paint pictures with his lyrics,” Quotes said.

Quotes graduated from Horizon High School in Thornton, Colo. where he was heavily involved in the theater, including a well-publicized production of High School Musical.

Ming competed in American Idol in 2012 and advanced to the Hollywood rounds after being selected from an Aspen, Colo.-based preliminary round. He also has appeared in a national commercial for the Coors Brewing Co. He attended Chaparral High School in Parker, Colo. and has been a longtime performer, both as a singer and an actor.

While rap-and-vocal duos are somewhat prevalent in collaborations (Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco and Guy Sebastian, etc.), it is uncommon for a group to be composed of a fulltime rapper in addition to a range-style vocalist. In that regard, Quotes and Jared Ming are groundbreakers in the field.

Terrell Mattheny

My Name is Terrell Matheny A.k.A Rello, The King Of R&B. I’m from Aurora, Colorado born and raised, I have been dancing and making music my whole life. It started with talent shows in elementary school and moved up to doing shows such as Cleo Parker Robinson and doing assemblies in high school. I was on channel 7 news for a dance I did at Gateway high school and have done much more since then. I took second place in rap wars of Denver in 2003 and danced three seasons with the Denver Nuggets as a solo dancer on the big screen doing old school dances for the people in the stands about three times a game. I have entertained sold out Pepsi centers alone and have done that very well. I also sold about 70,000 underground cd’s hand to hand when I was sixteen taking record label trips to Atlanta and getting the name out which at the time was called Hard head Ent, my independent label out of Aurora. Then I became City Of The Snow Records and started really working on my musical talents such as singing, rapping and dancing.

Contenderz

ContenderZ represent the practical knowledge and die hard experiences we share not only as a collective conscious but as individuals. From philosophical writes, exploring lifes deepest temptations, to the physical aspects of a world we all have grown a custom too. They are a true balance of what we are worldwide. We think, We party, We love, We hate, We cry, We worry, We fear, We second guess, We always change, We adapt, We find solutions to our problems or we soak in our sorrows. We all have moments where we feel invincible and as well our moments may be filled with endless holes that we somehow stumble into. Listen to multiple songs in order to understand the depth of their talent and awareness.

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Scribbling Idiots, STEP UP & GET LIVE **MC BATTLE** with God's Side Project, Quotes & Jared Ming, Terrell Mattheny, Contenderz, KNOWLEDGE

Sunday, May 19 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM at Herman's Hideaway