Aural Fixation: Scroobius Pip

Okay here are the wiki bits on this weeks

David (Dave) Meads (born 3 August 1981), known professionally as Scroobius Pip, is an English spoken wordpoet and hip hop recording artist from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. He first gained prominence as one half of hip hop duo Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip sparked by their debut single ‘Thou Shalt Always Kill’.

Scroobius Pip manages his own record label, Speech Development Records. He hosted the award-winning weekly radio show The Beatdown on XFM in the late 2000’s and currently hosts the Distraction Pieces Podcast. In August 2016 released a book entitled ‘Distraction Pieces’.

Scroobius Pip appears as French Bill, an assistant to Atticus, in the eight-part historical fiction series Taboo (2017) on BBC One and FX.

Scroobius Pip is quite fascinating as a performer with a strong DIY spirit. He moves from genre to genre as it suits him. As you can see in the playlist I have cobbled together, this eclectic artist shines through regardless of what he is doing at the time. Whether it is poetry, music, recording a video journal, or podcasting. He chooses the medium, but his style and unique perspective are present in all he does.

The selections for the playlist are a bit all over, but that’s kind of the point. Many artists stick with what works and rarely dare to venture into uncharted territory. Whereas SP seems to revel in it. You will find spoken word, hip hop, pop, electric, a television advert for BBC’s Taboo, and a vlog where he discusses his stutter & a new trick someone taught him.

You may put him into heavy rotation on your own playlist, you may not. You may download and listen to his podcast, you may not. You may, like me, attempt to locate and binge watch Taboo, or you may not. One thing you will do is appreciate one helluva self-made person you would most definitely enjoy chilling with.


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