Sco Da Criminal ..BIO www.myspace.com/scodacriminal SCO is not your first time wanna-be rapper. SCO is your seasoned veteran rapper. Hailing from the Bronx's infamous Gun Hill housing projects, SCO is no stranger to adversity and that is precisely what he had to deal with his first time around when he was thrust into the industry after winning his first high profile rap battle when he was only fourteen. The year was 1996, a prolific year for rap in general, and SCO found his voice after defeating in the heated battle. Soon after that SCO found himself in the scope of a few major labels. Diligence and persistence paid off when SCO was just at the ripe age of seventeen. He was signed to Def Jam records, but for SCO this is when the real work started. SCO had a few years to gain real professional recording experience under Def Jam, and while under their tutelage he had an inside experience SCO's time with Def Jam bore him a compilation effort under the label where he was featured on the Heineken Red Star Sounds, released in 2001, along side marquee Def Jam acts such as DMX and Foxy Brown. Now this is SCO's second time around. His passion for music has not dwindled, but has only strengthened having already previewed the lavish showbiz lifestyle only to realize it is not so lavish. SCO's new focus is the music and the people, nothing else.