Pioneering Urban artist from Portland, OR. A melting pot of quality Hip-Hop with an Urban flavor. A mixture of Jay Z, E-40, Common, and Ice Cube. Creative urban flavor with a message.
Growing up in Northeast Portland, OR, Terrance Scott pka Cool Nutz always kept his eyes on the prize. Hip-Hop culture had always played a huge role in his life, but at no point did he think that Hip-Hop culture and business would mix to put food on the table. Using Run DMC’s “Rock Box” as his initial inspiration, Cool Nutz teamed up with childhood friend Bosco Kante to start their pursuit of the dream.
From the early days basement studio, to tours of Europe, Cool Nutz has represented Portland Hip-Hop not only on a local level, but has carried the city on his back on a global level.
From the vocal booth to the boardroom, Cool Nutz and Bosko went from aspiring artist and producer to the heads of independent powerhouse record label Jus Family Records. Using Jus Family Records as the outlet to release albums from Cool Nutz, it was also the vehicle to release titles from G-Ism, Maniac Lok, Izaya, Luni Coleone & Cool Nutz, D.B.A., and Kenny Mack.
With 7 critically acclaimed solo albums under his belt: Dis Niggaz Nutz(1993), Harsh Game For The People(1995), Speakin Upon A Million(1997), Verbal Porn(1999), Collabos(2001), King Cool Nutz(2007), and The Miracle(2008), Cool Nutz has stood up to the test of time, and is the blueprint of longevity and relevance from a truly independent perspective.
From features in national publications The Source, Scratch, XLR8R, Spin, Murderdog, and more, to cover stories in regional publications Willamette Week, The Portland Mercury, The Oregonian A&E, Eugene Weekly and more, Cool Nutz has proven that his musical creations and career moves are more then press worthy.
With over 500 shows under his belt, Cool Nutz has graced the stage with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, The Game, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Tech N9ne, E-40, Too Short, Mac Dre, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Trick Daddy, Run DMC, The Clipse, The Cool Kids, Common, The Dogg Pound, Sir Mix A Lot, Redman, The Grouch, 2 Live Crew, Andre Nickatina, Baby Bash, and more.
Cool Nutz has seen the highs and lows of this ever-changing music business. From the excitement of signing recording deals with Big Beat/Atlantic Records and Universal Records, to the disappointment of seeing those deals take a left turn for the worst. But with the mindset of a champion, Cool Nutz would only persevere to have his biggest recorded successes on Jus Family Records.
Understanding that diversity is the key to success in any business environment, Cool Nutz has applied his skills and business acumen to open many doors for not only himself, but the City of Portland as well. From Clearchannel Radio’s Northwest Breakout Radio Show, The Portland Oregon Hip-Hop Festival, and Executive Branch Management, Cool Nutz has used his professional moniker to create revenue, opportunity, and a very fruitful business career.
Standing as a testament of quality, creativity, integrity, selflessness, and professionalism, Cool Nutz’s career is still in full swing. With his recent signing to Suburban Noize Records, he will release his most polished work to date on the “Young Obama” album, which is scheduled for and early 2010 release.
1992-Cool Nutz "Dis Niggaz Nutz"
1993-Cool Nutz "Playervision b/w Notoz"
1996-Cool Nutz "Harsh Game For The People"
1998-Cool Nutz "Speakin Upon A Million"
1999-DBA "Doing Business As..."
2001-Cool Nutz "Verbal Porn Vol. 1"
2002-Cool Nutz "Verbal Porn Vol. 2"
2004-Cool Nutz "Collabos"
2005-Bosko "That Fire"
2005-Sick Wid It Records(E-40) "The Umbrella"
2006-Voice Of Northeast Portland Mixtape
2007-Luni Coleone & Cool Nutz "Every Single Day"
2008-Cool Nutz "King Cool Nutz"
2009-Cool Nutz "The Miracle"
2010-Cool Nutz "Incredible"
2011-Cool Nutz "The Cook Up"
Our setlist varies to the event and the crowd. We have a variety of material that caters to all audiences, and we feel the crowd out. Our set can go as long as 60 mins. The set can be performed profanity free for colleges, outdoor events, and other family oriented functions that require clean lyircs.