SongVault Artist Profile
Block Scholars/Slimdog Productions
Colorado, United States
HipHop / Rap / Alternative Rap
Block Scholars was named officially in 2008 from the combination of the artists; 2mental (Nathan Andreas), NOBULL (Bennett Baskerville) and Slimdog of Slimdog Productions (David Bell Jr.). Both 2mental & NOBULL have worked on separate projects with Slimdog Productions, but all decided to become a force to be reckoned with in 2008, with one goal: To bring real Hip Hop back to the forefront of the music industry with their own unique style. Both 2mental & NOBULL are skilled lyricists from different parts of the US. 2mental, from Austin, TX. by way of Philadelphia, PA. and NOBULL from Colorado Springs, CO. by way of The Bronx, NYC. Slimdog also is from Colorado Springs, CO. by way of Akron, OH.
All have had top music chart positions on many independent sites such as, IACmusic.com, Soundclick.com, Audiostreet.net, Garageband.com (song of the day), mp3unsigned.com & ArtistLaunch.com. The claim to fame was back in November 25,2007 when 2mental, Jewelz & Slimdog Productions charted on Cashbox Magazine's top 10 Indie Hip Hop/R&B Charts with "Dear Momz". The song soon hit the prestigious #1 spot on the chart on December 17, 2007. Block Scholars are the KIAC OPEN SONGS COMPETITION WINNER 2009: HIP HOP for, "Livin' In Tha' Jungle ft. 2mental" & IACmusic.com's 2007 IAIA GOLDEN KAYAK INDIE HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR for Slimdog Productions, "Dear Momz ft. 2mental & Jewelz". Block Scholars were selected by URB MAGAZINE'S, "NEXT 1000" artists to watch for in 2009 and were 1 of 100 finalists invited to NYC for the URBAN MUSIC AWARDS, "AMERICA'S NEXT URBAN SUPERSTAR" out of 10,000 entries. Slimdog Productions, "Crunk It Up Man!!!, was selected by NBC/UNIVERSAL SPORTS for licensing for their programming. In January 2010, Slimdog Productions was a finalist in AllHipHop.com/Uplaya.com's contest to find the next up and coming Hip Hop group with, "Fantasy ft. Preach Ankobia & Acapa Da Kid" out of Montreal, Canada.
April 2010: Block Scholars receive "Collective Works" Honor from Songoftheyear.com which recognizes excellence in songwritng in multiple entries. You can see the award at:
Because of other obligations, 2mental is no longer with Block Scholars. Block Scholars wish 2mental the best in his future endeavors. You can also hear more of Block Scholars music along with works with 2mental on, "Slimdog's Slimdizzle Fo' Shizzle Show" podcast at: www.slimdog.podomatic.com with currently over 5700 feeds a month.
Block Scholars do Hip Hop in the truest sense; to reach and teach others with their music in their own style. Block Scholars album "Weather The Storm", a best seller, is for sale on Magnatune.com.
Block Scholars are only the second Hip Hop group to have their music selected by Magnatune's founder, John Buckman, for sale on Magnatune.com.
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