Marc Shemer, better known by his stage name Scram Jones, is a producer, DJ and emcee from New Rochelle, New York. He has produced music for the Wu-Tang Clan, Mariah Carey, Jae Millz, Saigon, and Lloyd Banks. As an emcee he has been featured alongside Nas, Saigon, Styles P, Kool G Rap and Immortal Technique. He has also been featured in The Source magazine’s “Unsigned Hype” column.
Working as a DJ
After teaching himself how to scratch, mix, and blend, Scram Jones won second place in the 2003 East Coast Finals of Guitar Center’s DJ Battles. Scram then went on to receive three consecutive nominations for Best Mixtape Producer at the respected Justo Mixtape Awards. He also hosted his own weekly radio show called “The Chop Shop” for 4 years on the WICB radio station in New York. Scram has since been DJing for Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Kool G Rap, N.O.R.E., and Saigon. He has also performed in various clubs around the world and in New York.
Working as a record producer
Scram’s first break as a producer came with rapper Tragedy Khadafi. He served as A&R director for Tragedy’s album Still Reporting and produced 4 tracks on the project, two featuring Havoc fromMobb Deep. He then went on to produce Jae Millz’s first single “No, No, No” and its remix with rappers Cam’Ron and T.I., the Terror Squad single “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” and Black Rob’s single “Ready”. He also produced Remy Ma’s buzz single “Lights, Camera, Action”. Other notable tracks include: Lloyd Banks’ song “Work Magic” featuring Young Buck and The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Just a Memory” featuring Clipse. Scram Jones was nominated for a Grammy award for his production on the song “Your Girl” from Mariah Carey’s multi-platinum album The Emancipation of Mimi.
Working as an MC
As an emcee, Scram released his first record “Liquid Heat” which gained underground buzz in 1999. In 2000, he helped start the first weekly open-mic show in NYC: “End of the Weak”, where he performed on stage as both an MC and DJ. In 2001, Scram won first place in Tommy Hilfiger’s National Demo Contest. Hilfiger launched a national campaign featuring Scram Jones, providing a platform to promote his music. In 2002, Scram was featured in The Source magazine’s “Unsigned Hype”. Scram Jones has appeared in various hip-hop magazines, such as XXL, Vibe, and Scratch Magazine. Additionally, he has worked with Pharrell on Latin artist Sergio Veneno’s project. Scram is currently managing Veneno and has helped to earn him a deal with Star Trak andInterscope. Scram has also performed and collaborated with the multi-platinum Latin group Aventura.
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