|Birth name Tayo Jarrett|
Role Musical Artist
Years active 2005–present
|Name Tayo Jarrett|
Record label Geffen Records
|Origin Bush Hill Park, London, England|
Labels Geffen Records(2010–12)Blue Colla Music(2012–Present)
Albums Concrete Jungle, Thunder Power, Sugarman: The Best Of Scorcher Vol. 1, 1 of 1 (Clean)
Genres Grime music, British hip hop
Associated acts Wretch 32, Ghetts, Bashy, Kano, Richard Osborne
Similar People Wretch 32, Ghetts, Bashy, Kano, Talay Riley
Also known as Scorcher, Skywalker
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Tayo Jarrett (born 5 May 1986), better known as Scorcher, is an English grime artist and actor from Enfield, North London. He is currently a member of the grime collective The Movement and is signed to Blue Colla Music.
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- 200508 Early career
- 200910 Concrete Jungle and Geffen
- 2011present Blue Colla and acting career
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2005–08: Early career
He began his career in Cold Blooded where he became known for his "shank" bars, and would regularly attend pirate radio and work his way up through the North London grime circuit. Scorcher served a short prison sentence in 2006 for driving offences, and while in jail his mixtape Simply the Best was released and was greeted with good reviews from the grime scene. After an incident with fellow Cold Blooded member Cookie, Scorcher left Cold Blooded to concentrate on a new collective known as The Movement, which featured Scorcher alongside Wretch 32, Devlin, Mercston, and Ghetts. At this point he was involved in a momentous clash that saw him and fellow movement members go up against rival grime collective Boy Better Know. Scorcher did three dubs directed at Wiley, Jammer and Frisco. Scorcher also produces beats, and Thunder Power was a release entirely his own production. He has produced beats such as 'Way Down The Road', 'Beef with T', 'Igloo Remix', 'Talk of the Ghetto' and others which have been big through the year of 2006. Scorcher won an Official Mixtape Award for best producer in 2009 and was also nominated for best Grime mixtape of 2010.
2009–10: Concrete Jungle and Geffen
Concrete Jungle is a 2009 debut album by Scorcher released independently. The album is seen as a critical success in electronic music, but a major disappointment to grime fans. The albums has spawned two singles, "I Know" and "Lipsin' Ting", neither of which charted. The albums has been widely anticipated by many in the grime scene, but disappointed many in the scene. It features collaborations with the likes of Wiley, J2K, and Wretch 32. The album was inspired by a short freestyle by Scorcher. The third single from the album is "Dark Knight". His debut single, "It's My Time", charted on the UK R&B chart at number 38. When Geffen's MD left for Sony and the bigger artist moved to other labels within Universal, Scorcher's deal was ended.
2011–present: Blue Colla and acting career
In 2011, Scorcher began an acting career and played the major role of Kamale, in the 2011 Channel 4 drama, Top Boy. "Making the transition from music to acting hasn't really been that hard for me, as you get used to performing its just performance in a different setting." He described his character as sinister, and an all-out bad man and is working with other rappers such as Ashley Walters, Kano and other first time actors. He has also played a part in the movie Offender which was released on 24 December 2012. After being released from Geffen Records in 2011, Scorcher was signed to independent label Blue Colla Music in 2012 and his first single of the year "It's All Love" was premieried on MistaJam's 1XTRA show on 3 March.