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Who are you?
Well my name is Jack Speight, I’m originally from Bradford but living in Newcastle.  I’m 20 years old and I go by the name Scrannabis, but my friends tend to just call me scran for short.

What is it you do?
Im a musician! I produce everything I release myself, I rap, sing. I play piano and guitar among a few other things, I even dance a little! But that’s only after I’ve had one too many. 

How long have you been doing it?
Ive been putting out music for the past 3 years, but I’ve only been involved in the sceNE for the past year or so. However I’ve always been involved in music one way or another. I was in a band when I was like 10, but that didn’t go any further than performing at the school disco. The first memory I have of picking up a DAW I was about 13 though.

What inspires you?
I kinda take inspiration from a lot of things I guess. I think I feel most inspired when I think of certain concepts or ideas from different perspectives. For me I don’t think I create because I feel inspired though, I think it’s more of a need to express what and how I’m feeling at the time. 

Tell us about your music.
So the kind of music I make is alternative jazz hip hop, kind of like Loyle Carner mix with Dominic Fike with a hint of Mick Jenkins. A lot of what I tend to put out covers things like my childhood and situations I’ve been through, and sometimes even just observations on the world as a whole. Especially with the new project, in which I cover everything from my relationship with family and friends, my mental health while going through dark times when people close to me relapsed, to also why I’m driven to pursue the things I do. 

What have you got coming up in the future?
Yes I do! I have a brand new 8 track EP called Calm Amongst This Storm, being released on streaming platforms on the 11th of September! Featuring songs with Left-Blank, Phibi, and Ape. I’ll also be releasing physical copies at a later date! As well as this I’ll be releasing a line of merch with the EP which will be announced at a later date! I also have a few more tracks out with some amazing artists that’ll be out before the holidays!

Where can people find out more about you?
Everywhere! You can find me on all social platforms, under @scrannabis apart from twitter which is @yaboyscran you can also go check my website out at You can find my music on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud and every other streaming platform by again just searching Scrannabis.

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