Super prolific Portland MC Cool Nutz teams with Detroit’s own Slum Village on the “Best & Worst” (Remix) from his forthcoming N.P.Y. (Never Play Yaself) LP, due out February 23rd.
Also featuring longtime collaborator Bosko – most recently known for his work with Outkast’s Big Boi, the track produced by Portland-to-Oakland transplant and BROKEBOYSYNDROME architect TOPE. An ode to crew love punctuated by hard verses, “Best & Worst” is the fruit of Cool Nutz’s time spent out on the road touring with Slum Village for a good portion of 2015.
The end result is a lush remix that flashes back to the heyday of the sped up sample and stands as a true testament to the sonic influence of Slum founder and celebrated beat god J Dilla.
Check the track below to listen to the “Best & Worst” (Remix). Purchase Cool Nutz’s 2015 #BRUH LP via iTunes. – Karas Lamb
Growing up in Northeast Portland, OR, Terrance Scott aka Cool Nutz always kept his eyes on the prize. Hip-Hop culture had always played a huge role in his life, but early on he didn’t imagine that Hip-Hop and business would mix to put food on the table. Using Run DMC’s “Rock Box” as his initial inspiration, Cool Nutz teamed up with childhood friend Bosco Kante to start their pursuit of the proverbial dream.
From the early days in the basement studio to tours of Europe, Cool Nutz has represented Portland Hip-Hop not only locally, but has carried the flag for The City of Roses on a global level.
From the vocal booth to the boardroom, Cool Nutz and Bosko went from aspiring artist and producer to the heads of independent powerhouse record label Jus Family Records. Using Jus Family Records as the outlet to release albums from Cool Nutz, it was also the vehicle to release titles from a roster made up of G-Ism, Maniac Lok, Izaya, Luni Coleone & Cool Nutz, D.B.A., and Kenny Mack.
With 14 acclaimed solo albums under his belt: Dis Bros. Nutz(1993), Harsh Game For The People(1995), Speakin Upon A Million(1997), Verbal Porn(1999), Collabos(2001),
Every Single Day(2007), King Cool Nutz(2007), The Miracle(2008), Incredible(2009), The Cook Up(2010), Portland Ni$%#(2012), Bars(2013), Elegant Thuggin(2013), and #BRUH(2015) Cool Nutz has stood up to the test of time, and is a demonstration of longevity and relevance from a truly independent perspective.
From features in national publications The Source, XXL, Frank 151, Vice, Scratch, XLR8R, Spin, Murderdog, and more, to cover stories in regional publications Willamette Week, The Portland Mercury, The Oregonian A&E, Eugene Weekly and more, Cool Nutz has proven that his musical creations and career moves are more then press worthy.
With over 400 shows under his belt, Cool Nutz has graced the stage alongside hip-hop greats Wu-Tang Clan, The Game, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Tech N9ne, E-40, Too Short, Mac Dre, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Trick Daddy, Run DMC, The Clipse, The Cool Kids, Common, The Dogg Pound, Sir Mix A Lot, Redman, The Grouch, 2 Live Crew, Andre Nickatina, Baby Bash, and more.
Cool Nutz has experienced the highs and lows of this ever-changing music industry. From the excitement of signing recording contracts with Big Beat/Atlantic Records and Universal Records, to the disappointment of seeing those deals take a left turn for the worst. But with the mindset of a champion, Cool Nutz would only persevere to have his greatest career successes independently on Jus Family Records.
Understanding that diversity is the key to success in any business environment, Cool Nutz has applied his skills and business acumen to open many doors for not only himself, but the City of Portland as well. From iHeart Media’s The Breakout Radio Show, The Portland Oregon Hip-Hop Festival, and Executive Branch Management, he has used his professional moniker to create revenue, opportunity, and a very fruitful business career.
Standing as a testament of quality, creativity, integrity, selflessness, and professionalism, Cool Nutz’s career is still in full swing.