Scottie B

Scottie B

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Becoming one of the most requested and sought after djs in the world isn’t something that happens overnight. Scottie B has accomplished what every other DJ aspires to: he’ll forever be known as the innovator of a musical genre that transformed a regional sound into a style that now influences countless DJs worldwide.

Baltimore Club music is raw. Ol’ Dirty Bastard raw. Like eating hamburger that has not been cooked, teeth clenched into the meat as blood drips down your chin, raw. B-more Club music prides itself on being rough, rugged. It’s nothing if not unpretentious.

“The DJ was an extension of the crowd,” Scottie B says, “and there was a lot of nonsense going on at these clubs, from fist fights to cheating, so the sound was made as a reflection of that.”

This is the kind of primal music that makes you want to dance. It exists off emotion. In the late 1980s, Scottie B was known for his ability to mix any style of music, and out of this developed a hybrid of hip-hop, house, club and hip-house. The sound is exemplified by an 8/4 beat structure, a tempo that ranges from 126 to 130 beats per minute. There might be sampled break beats of the songs, repetitive hooks of well known hip-hop and R&B songs, as well as the use of weird pop culture references and of course, most notably, there’s the kind of raw sex talk that would make Luke from 2 Live Crew blush and Bill O’Reilly’s head explode.

Besides being one of the pioneers of the scene and a top-notch DJ and producer, Scottie B also runs one of the most successful B-more Club record labels, Unruly Records (unrulyonline.com), with his partner, Shawn Caesar. Since 1994, they have been putting out the best releases in B-more Club, and their label roster now reads like a Who’s Who of the scene, with artists such as Rod Lee, Blaqstarr, KW Griff, DJ Class, Say Wut and K-Swift.

"I know everybody will say Scottie B = club music, but I play more than that, you know what I mean," he says. "And I try to get out of that hole to a point. Of course, I want 'em to know who the best guy for that job is, but it's not the only job that I can do."
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Scottie B Discography

Singles & EPs

HH05 Howard St. Connection* Doo-It(12") Hardhead Records HH05 US 1995 Sell This Version
ST-01 Scottie B & Karizma Scottie B & Karizma - Feel The Power(12") Stompin' Records ST-01 US 1995 Sell This Version
HH16 Howard St. Connection* Dosey Doe / Git Your Punk Ass Up(12") Hardhead Records HH16 US 1996 Sell This Version
HH 45 DJ Scottie B* None(12") Hardhead Records HH 45 US 1998 Sell This Version
UR-103 Scottie B Untitled(12") Unruly Records UR-103 US 2000 Sell This Version
UR 2066 Low Budget* Vs. Scottie B & King Tut* Low Budget* Vs. Scottie B & King Tut* - Unruly Records Presents:(12") Unruly Records UR 2066 US 2006 Sell This Version
UP004X Scottie B & King Tutt (2) Scottie B & King Tutt (2) - You Can Call Me Al(12", S/Sided) Uppercuts UP004X UK 2007 Sell This Version
MAN 026 Scottie B Moleque Bil King Tutt (2) Moleque Bil MC Gus* Scottie B Moleque Bil King Tutt (2) Moleque Bil MC Gus* - Funk Mundial #6(12") Man Recordings MAN 026 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
ms-038 Scottie B Feat. Chavy Boys Of London Scottie B Feat. Chavy Boys Of London - Money Lotion #5(12", EP) Money Studies Records ms-038 US 2008 Sell This Version
UR-115 DJ Class, Scottie B DJ Class, Scottie B - Light That Ass Up / Hot(12") Unruly Records UR-115 Unknown Sell This Version
UR - 121 Scottie B We Don't Give A F@*#!(12", EP) Unruly Records UR - 121 US Unknown Sell This Version