The Scrayper Boyz:
Were established in 2005 by Czar, the group’s founding member and “big brother.” The Group at one time consisted of 7 members however after going through the normal ups and downs of keeping a newly formed group together and relevant Zar saw fit to cut the group down to 4. Those 4 members are Zar-30 something Jwill 24 Yung Tay- 24 and The Prince-24. Since the end of 2005 they have developed a very strong following in the Bay Area and Central Valley. The group’s singles "Go Dumtastic", "Yellow Bus" "Get Stupid Now and "Side Show Flossin’" have hit the streets hard and often can be heard booming from cars in the area, as well as being spun at the hands of DJ’s in local clubs and at parties. The Scrayper Boyz also have been a runaway success on MySpace, earning more than 13,000 friends and 120,000 plays. In June 2006 The Scrayper Boyz maxi single "The Triple Stack” went on the shelves at Tower Records and quickly sold more than 500 copies. It also had strong independent hand to hand street sales.
In the Spring of 2006 the group and their then labelmates, The Warlords, purchased a 40-seat Big Yellow School Bus and headed to Texas for The 2006 Galveston Beach Party (Kappa Party). In Galveston they drove up and down the south beach strip shouting “The Hyphy Movement has arrived” through a bullhorn from the bus windows. Onlookers were fascinated by the spectacle of dreadlocked brothers in a yellow school bus with California license plates. They spent three days in Galveston and were the talk of the town.
Upon their return to California The Scrayper Boyz filmed and released their debut music video for "Yellow Bus" one of their more popular songs which features AtlanticRecords/Thizz artist Mistah Fab. It can be viewed today on You Tube and local cable stations, currently on You Tube the video has received over 80,000 plays
And is a favorite among hyphy bay area videos. The song “Yellow Bus” received air play on mix shows on various popular Hip Hop and R&B stations in their region.
During the past 2 years The Scrayper Boyz also have started a record label – “Black Fellas Entertainment” , as well as a clothing line “Scrayper Wear Clothing Co”., and they are working on producing an energy drink "Dumtastic. In a a time in the record industry where music is only one aspect of your success The Scrayper Boyz have come on strong in a short amount of time with not just music but a movement to keep them relevant in the industry for years to come.
The group’s first mixtape, "Scrayper Bizness the Mixtape, volume 1” dropped in November 2006 and is hands down a favorite among northern california’s mixtapes. The mixtape was sold through digital distribution and hand to hand street sales exclusively . The mixtape to date has had over 4,347 paid digital downloads on Itunes,Ruckus and Napster. Their highly Anticipated Debut Album “4 THA HARD WAY ” hits the stores and Itunes on April 22, 2008 They are confidant that the 3 years of hard work will pay off and that their heavy buzz and widespread fanbase will translate into store transactions. As of late The Scrayper Boyz continue to perform at shows in the Bay area and Central Valley increasing their popularity among unsigned independent artists. With the group’s exploding popularity in the Bay Area and Central Valley, it’s only a matter of time before they ink a major recording or distribution deal.