"I'm demanding the best, and I overachieve, so if I fall I will land on success." – Scolla
The popular activity of labeling an artist and throwing his style into a singular genre need not be done when discussing recording artist, Scolla. It's simply a waste of time. For the product of two Cameroonian parents, born Fredrick Fungwe on a September morning in North Memphis, and unabashedly raised and molded in the hard city of Detroit, Michigan, his entire life revolves around thinking outside the box, adjusting in the moment and doing what others thought couldn't be achieved. Citing influences from the music and literary worlds as well as his travels and life experiences, Scolla's background and passions are directly tied to the groundbreaking music he has created throughout his career.
Six years have passed since the release of his debut album, ”Seconds Away” (his last full-length project) and the body of work is still revered. In that time Scolla’s artistry has matured beyond measure, leaving you the feeling that he can’t miss. Single’s like the Billboard digital-chart topping, “Play It Cool” and the sensational “Soul Food” are the gem moments where you get see the connection he makes with people and his incredible skill for genre bending.
The city of Detroit has always played an integral role in Scolla’s sound. He describes his city as “The Beautiful Struggle, the place that built my spirit and made me tough”. It’s his Cameroonian Roots, his travels and love for music that made it so that he never let borders confine his style. The multi-media artist’s eclectic taste makes both his sound and style the perfect marriage with the production and visuals of his in-house collective, VibeHaus, comprised of himself, HeizenBURR!, Blaaq.au (Formerly SoundBoy) and co-founder iRockSays as well as host of closely affiliated producers like Ashton Woods, W$Kharri and Rascal who have all helped him hone his sound. VibeHaus represents what music world will sound and look like heading into the future. It’s this passion and vision that has garnered him a loyal fan base that is growing infinitely with each release.
The work that Scolla has put in hasn't gone unnoticed by the movers and shakers of the music world either. Scolla has been featured in over 300 media platforms (Both Digital & Print), including such prominent ones as The Source, Fader, DJ Booth, XXL, 2DopeBoyz, The Smoking Section, GMAD, Pigeons & Planes, Earmilk and OnSmash. With over 400 shows under his belt, Scolla has developed a large buzz surrounding his captivating skills as a live performer.
With accolades pouring in for Scolla on a regular basis, his love for his home has never wavered. Despite touring, promoting, and constantly recording, he remains an active member in the greater-Detroit community. Between volunteering at food banks, organizing drug awareness programs, and curating events that highlight the talents and potential of Detroit youths, he truly is one of the city's finest sons and brightest stars.
Scolla is beginning the next chapter in his story. The life he lives, the music he creates, and the passion in which it is all delivered will surely be a breath of fresh air for any music fan.
1. Sign Of Greatness: Tale Of Barack Scobama - July 22nd 2008
2. Prelude To Perfection - Sept 25th 2009
3. Built For More: Journey To Tears & Triumphs - October 19th 2010
1. Escaping Reality EP - February 24th 2010
2. Seconds Away (Young Scolla Meets SMKA) - August 30th 2011
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