witty lyricism over thunderous hip hop production
“Alphabetic Hammer”, title cut “Seven Eyes Seven Horns” and “The Death Letter” are three of the songs produced by ScholarWise on the "Seven Eyes Seven Horns" project. As quoted by the Hip Hop magazine Blaze, “The upbeat title track complete with organ moans and commanding drums courtesy of ScholarWise exemplifies the albums sonic qualities: hard, dark, unrelenting.” Andrew Emery from MixMag was moved to write “It’s about as complex, scary, and inaccessible and dense as any record you’ll hear all year. Classic Hip Hop.”
Large Professor,Mos Def,Talib Kweli,Black Moon,& The Roots.
Sly & The Family Stone,Boogie Down Productions,& Bob Marley and The Wailers
In 1991, ScholarWise made his production debut producing a song entitled “Back” for the Hip Hop Latino act Powerule. Their debut disc Powerule Volume 1 from Interscope Records; also featured production and vocal contributions from Busta Ryhmes and the Large Professor. From there Scholar moved on to providing music for television shows. His work has appeared on the sitcom classic “Family Matters” and “The John Laroquette Show”.
His production contributions are also featured on Seven Eyes Seven Horns (Sun Large/Fat Beats) and KRS-ONE project The Temple of Hip Hop (Warner Bros.) On Seven Eyes Seven Horns, Scaramanga(formally known as Sir Menelik from Kool Keith’s Dr. Octagon ) spits dizzying ryhme metaphors over Scholar’s brutally hot production. “Alphabetic Hammer”, title cut “Seven Eyes Seven Horns” and “The Death Letter” are three of the songs produced by ScholarWise on this project.