Stewart D. Ashby Jr., better known by his stage name Big Scoob is rapper from Kansas City, Missouri, who records for Strange Music. Although he is one of the label's newest signees, he isn't new to the rap game. He has been rhyming since 1998 with a Local KC rap group called 57th Street Rogue Dog Villians. Big Scoob released his sophomore album, "Damn Fool", in 2011 on Strange Music.
During his teenage years and early 20s, Scoob lived life as a gangbanger (the result of a faction of the Crips and Bloods feud that spread to Kansas City from California in the 1980s), while growing up on 56th and Highland. He now considers himself fortunate to have survived. Friends were murdered. Others are serving consecutive life sentences for homicide.
Big Scoob first met Tech N9ne during their junior high days at Bingham Middle School. Tech N9ne, squared off against Big Scoob in a beatboxing competition. The two quickly became friends, particularly when Big Scoob learned that Tech N9ne lived in his same neighborhood. he two lost touch soon after graduating from Southwest High in 1991. Tech N9ne moved on to work on his rap career, while Big Scoob was still running the streets. In the mid ’90s after Big Scoob had cleaned up his act and began pursuing music, their paths crossed again. This time they met up at a music expo in Minnesota. Big Scoob was looking at starting his own group, while Tech N9ne was in between labels. The two helped form the successful local rap group, 57th Street Rogue Dog Villians, which released four albums under Midwestside Records, including the popular single, “Let’s Get Fucked Up.”
Tech N9ne was the one to coax Big Scoob back into the rap game after all those years. Big Scoob helped out on some collaboration with Tech N9ne and Strange Music and eventually his desire for music came back. In 2009, Big Scoob released his debut solo album titled "Monsterifik". There is also talk of a new album for the group 57th Street Rogue Dog Villians.