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This week’s Who Is…. London Raised Grammy Nominated Producer & Artist, Scribz Riley!
Who: Scribz Riley
What: Music Producer
Born: East London
2018 Grammy-nominated producer Mike ‘Scribz’ Riley is making waves with his urban-pop hits for an all-star bill of artists like Khalid, Chris Brown, H.E.R. and Tove Lo.
Scribz Riley was raised East London and has worked with the likes of Wiley and Chris Brown, as well as being nominated for a Grammy Award – produced the Zacari song on the film’s stellar soundtrack alongside The Arcade and Teddy Walton – which was entirely curated by Kendrick Lamar – which is dubbed “Redemption” and features in the back half of the tracklist.
This creative’s journey started in the church where he played the piano to support his older brother Talay Riley, and in St Bons Secondary School & YAP Youth Club where he cut his teeth freestyling over grime beats. Shortly after finishing school he discovered his admiration for music production and launched what has now become a stellar career.
In 2017, he was handpicked by Marvel to produce original material for its smash hit movie Black Panther, and this year has been enlisted to create original songs for Normani Kordei’s solo album following her departure from Fifth Harmony. ‘Growing up in the UK, around so many different cultures, particularly in London, allowed me to be able to listen to a wide range of music, which I feel has really helped with my career,’ Scribz Riley confessed. ‘Having such a diverse taste of music allows me to work with artists across all genres.’ He added: ‘If I had to give any advice to any up and coming songwriters or producers I’d say: Don’t limit yourself, listen to wide ranges of music, hard work always beats talent. Work hard, be humble and most importantly be original, no-one can do you better than you.’
You can view all his credits here.