Stewart Ashby, aka Big Scoob, spent his late adolescence and part of his early adulthood involved with gangs in his native Kansas City, Missouri. Rap music eventually provided a path out of the lifestyle. Along with fellow MC Tech N9ne, he formed the 57th Street Rogue Dog Villains, a group that released a handful of albums during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Frustrated with the industry, Scoob left music and focused on raising his daughters, but Tech N9ne convinced him to return after a few years of dormancy. Signed to Tech N9ne's Strange Music label, Scoob issued the solo albums Monsterifik (2009) and Damn Fool (2011), both of which were filled out with guest appearances from the extended Strange family. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi