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Biography

Scalper is Nadeem Shafi, born and raised in East London of Pakistani descent. Now living on the wild West Coast of Auckland, having moved here in 2007.

Scalper is Hip Hop like you’ve never heard it before. Moody, gritty beats with introspective lyrics that conjure visions of epic proportions, and an electrifying live performance that demands attention.

Former live vocalist for British band Fun-da-mental, since going solo in 2000, Scalper has released several EPs, been featured as a vocalist on numerous releases both in the USA and Europe, and toured extensively.

In 2010 Scalper supported King Kapisi on his nationwide Hip Hop Lives Here tour, and in 2011 Scalper supported Public Enemy on the New Zealand leg (Auckland and Christchurch) of their Fear of a Black Planet world tour.

Scalper released his debut album Flesh & Bones in 2010 . Critics called it “a mesmerising debut” (NZ Musician), “what could be New Zealand’s most polished and accomplished album for 2010” (Sunday Star Times), and “an extremely serious release…very impressive” (Waikato Times).

Scalper’s second album Butchers Bakers was released (March 2012) and is already getting rave reviews: “Accomplished and polished…beautifully oppressive…Butchers Bakers is so good, not to mention unique to be coming out of this country, that we should claim him officially as one of our own” (New Zealand Herald).

Scalper has been releasing singles from the forthcoming album 'The Emperor's Clothes' due 2015 digitally. With 'Lullaby' featuring Claire Duncan the first, then 'Perfect Fix', followed by 'Phantom Ghost' and 'Puppets' with the latest being 'My Blood Your Blood' released 14th May 2014. You can see the video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjnU1qQeM8o

and download all my music via scalper.bandcamp.com

Thanks.

Management Contact

nad@scalper7.com

Tracks

Perfect Fix

Unreleased

Nothing

Released

Statues

Released

Scars

Released

Carrion

Released

Slanted

Released

Masterpieces

Released

Covet

Released

Butchers Bakers

Released

Toxic Faith

Released

Obsessive Idols

Released

Savage Itself

Released

Zero

Released

Numbers

Released

Abacus

Released

Shadows

Released

Necessary Evil

Released

Black Glory

Released

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SFTM (Intro)

Dartel

Released

Ohmm

The Bitter Suite

Unreleased