In April of 2009 the good folks who post on the message board over at Philaflava put forth the idea of creating a project to represent the talent that the board possessed; The Philaflava Project. The idea was to team producers and emcees who frequent the board. Jason Gloss aka Philaflava and Tim Baker aka Alaska decided to spearhead the project and after some trials and tribulations the project eventually came out. It was seen as a success by those involved and the fans of the music and even garnered some press outside of the site. The success of the project inspired Gloss and Baker to develop The PhilaFlava Series, which intends to give individual artists a chance to shine and see greater light. The premise is the same; team up the talent on the board and see what comes, only the focus has shifted. Instead of collection of various artists the PhilaFlava Series will spotlight only one, he or she will in turn select the talent on the board they wish to work with.
This brings us to our very first release – The Philaflava Series Presents: Big Scen – No Days Off. Big Scen was one of the stand outs on the original Philaflava Project. His track Represent to the Fullest was a personal favorite of both Gloss and Baker and decided that he would be a perfect artist to start the series with.
Big Scen, 23 years old, was born and raised in Toronto. Coming from a musical background, Scen attended an arts school in Toronto for Saxophone, and has been rapping since he was 16. Scen has always been a natural. Interested in pursuing post-secondary education, he went to university for three years, when he realized that he missed the music too much and put his education on hold. Since then he has been making quite a name for himself in the burgeoning Toronto scene. He has most notably opened for RA The Rugged Man, The Roots, Mixmaster Mike, and Killah Priest. Additionally Scen recently released the song “Broke As Fuck” with Sean Price and DMC Champion DJ Grouch.
Big Scen is currently working on his debut solo album, which is untitled, as well as a full length album with Rosario titled “The Standard.”