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Scratch Cat

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Rick Lawrence a.k.a. Scratch Cat was born in Kingston Ontario Canada on July 15th 1979. When he was growing up at the age of 12 years old, Scratch Cat met a friend who could beat box, who then showed him the scratch cat the basics. As time went on Scratch cat poured every bit of himself into perfecting the art and with years of dedication and practice finally acquired the skill of human Beat boxing. Now at the age of 29 Scratch Cat has become one of Canada’s top beat box artists along side others such as Poizonous, Spitz, Human Record, Scott box, The Kernel and Sick Sound Syndrome now formally known as the T Dot All Stars. The name Scratch Cat has no story however. Rick has always been fascinated by animals mainly wild cats, but foremost is known for his vocal scratches, thus the name Scratch Cat was born. Scratch is also known as The Beat Box Wizard sometimes performing the impossible .a.k.a Beat box Wizardry. With the help of others, Scratch Cat would like to resurrect the lost art of beat boxing by inspiring individuals to develop interest with this unique ability and to form unity with all beat box artists all over the globe. Stay tuned Canada, Beat box Union is coming soon. Scratch currently teaches the art of beat boxing to various youth in the community hoping to expand interest in the art. By teaching the basics as well as the history of beat boxing, Scratch hopes to inspire and encourage youth to expand in the art. During the years Scratch Cat has been associated with a variety of artist’s such as Dan-e o, Goldspade, Mindbender Supreme, Devo, Symbolik Muzik Crew, White Lotus, Live Wire, Sick Sound Syndrome and most recently The Rhyming Chef. He has also been featured on Da Mix, Much on demand, and C.B.C News Sunday. Skratch Kat will soon begin working on a CD project entitled Skratch Fu. It is an all-Canadian beat box album. It will contain some solo tracks, some local Toronto artists laying vocals over beats as well as feature beat boxers. It will contain no samples, keyboards, or drum machines. Scratch hopes that this album will re-introduce everyone to the lost element of Hip Hop. . . The element of Human Beat box. A few words of advice to upcoming beat boxers: “Keep God in your heart, practice every day, never give up, don’t bite from others, and be humble and most important of all stay true to yourself.”.

List of performances:

HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) AGO (Art Gallery Of Ontario) 2001

HYPE 2: PRELUDE. Mel Lastman Square 2002.

HYPE 2 AGO(Art Gallery Of Ontario) 2002.

HYPE 2: After Party Reverb 2002.

New Years Eve Bash Tequila Lounge 2002.

In Devine Style Open Mic Showcase Da Hooch/Gypsy Co-op 2002.

410-WORD Talent Showcase Metro Hall Square 2002.

Importfest (Project Bounce Freestyle Battle.) Sky Dome/Rogers Center 2002.

ADIDAS 3 On 3 Ball Tournament Dundas Square 2002.

New Years Eve Bash 2 Tequila Lounge 2003.

Culture Fest Milliken Park 2003.

Symbolik Muzic Crew Presents: The Freak Show El Macambo 2004.

BEN(Black Entrepreneur Network) Grad Ceremony Sheridan Hotel 2004.

Malvern Family Fun Day Malvern C. R .C 2006.

Fred E Fame Presents: The Jack & the Beat Box Edition Zemra Bar/Lounge 2007.

I Respect Music Presents: The Competitors Series(1st Place Winner) Vida Lounge/Nightclub 2007.

Concrete Chronicles Presents: Can’t Stop Saturday Jugz Billiards 2007.

Concrete Chronicles Presents: Canada Day Showcase Jugz Billiards 2007.

Concrete Chronicles Presents: Raggaton Hip Hop Sunday Suba Lounge 2007.

Manifesto Presents: The One Drop Down One Lounge 2007.

Word Mag Presents: Toronto Urban Music Festival C. N . E Band Shell

Get it Str8 Entertainment Presents: Cabbage Town Festival Dundas/Parliament 2007.

Sick Sound Syndrome Presents: The 1'st Annual Beat Box Throw Down Harbourfront Center 2007.

Flow 93.5 Talent Showcase Seneca College 2007.

Jamal Foundation Fund-Raiser Clintons 2008.

Street Impact Festival Dundas Square 2008.

Councillor Raymond Cho Annual Picnic. Neilson Park 2008.

Canada Day Celebration. Thompson Park 2008.

Da Hype: Aids awareness showcase - Suba Lounge 2008

Carribbean Family Festival: Markham Museum 2008

102.1 The Edge Presents:
Dean Blundells Sausage Fest: Sound Academy 2008

The Score Street Party: The Score Headquarters 2008

Over the course of his career as a performer Scratch Cat has had various radio and television appearances.

Thus being:


CKLN 88.1 FM: (Interview) 2003

89.5 CIUT FM: (Interview) 2004.

102.1 The Edge FM:(Interview/showcase) 2008.


Much Music: Da Mix (Showcase) 2002.

CBC: News Sunday ( End Credits) 2003.

Much Music: Much On Demand (Beat Box Battle) 2004.

Breakfast Television: Live Segment 2008.