Born in Merced, California Scanlouz Deleon was raised by his mother, who has a love
for music, and his grandmother, who fed his spirituality through attending church and
joining the choir. Being the second of three, Deleon learned at a young age to make his
presence known. Acting in plays and studying his mother’s natural talent to replicate
anything on a beat gave Scanlouz the groundwork for his musical career.
Scanlouz grew up in a small town in Central California where the sun does not shine
quite as bright. The Northside of Merced is where Deleon learned some of life’s
greatest and hardest lessons. Although Deleon enjoyed hanging out with friends,
menacing the neighborhood, he always stayed true for his love of music. At a very
young age he was exposed to musical geniuses such as The Stylistics and Tupac
Shakur. As he got older he began studying and gaining inspirations from Snoop Dogg,
Nas, DMX, Fabolous, Scarface, Outcast; true Hip Hop legends.
One day while hanging out his two favorite pastimes collided.
That same year Scanlouz purchased a karaoke machine and he and his friends held
cypher after cypher until he was called inside. It was to Nelly’s “Hot in Here” that
Deleon wrote his ?rst o?cial verse. “After that, it was a wrap.
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