SongVault Artist Profile
Texas, United States
HipHop / Rap / Old School
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, 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 (Jazz song of the day for "Majestic Son" in March of 2006), 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. Also, "Dear Momz" received the honor of being IACmusic.com's Golden Kayak Award for "2007 Indie Hip Hop Song Of The Year".
2007: 2mental & Jewelz
-Dear Momz (2007)
IAIA's 2007 INDIE HIP HOP/RAP SONG OF
THE YEAR: "DEAR MOMZ FT. 2MENTAL & JEWELZ"
-Enters CASHBOX MAGAZINE'S TOP
10 INDIE PICKS FOR R&B/HIP HOP
at 10 for the week of 11/25/07.
It comes in at 1 for the week of
-3/18/08 Nominated for
IACmusic.com's 2008 IAIA Golden
Kayak Award for Best Hip Hop/Rap
2007: Def Jam's DJ DMA & Shadyville DJs
DJ DOMINATION present: Coast 2
Coast: Instrumentals Vol 1.
-MOS Definitely (2006)
2007: Sprite's: "NBA Freeflow on B.E.T." 2/13/07
-2 to da 3 (2007)
2006: Slimdog has 5 songs in the score of documentary film , "Mixtape Inc., The Movie" by Cando
Entertainment and Pixel Propaganda:
-Hateradez Beat (2004)
-Bubba's Beat (2005)
-The Westside Rattle(2005)
-Tripped Hopped (2006)
-Xtra Tight (2006)
The Unknownn: The Unknownn by Darkstone Ltd. (UK)
-The Unknownn's "Raw" Slimdog Remix ft. 2mental of The M7
-The Unknownn's "Raw" Remix (2006)
-The Unknownn's "Duplicituous Too" Slimdog Remix (2006)