You may not have heard of him, but he plays one of the more important and pivotal roles in making #FEST a crazy and outrageous time for everyone. MC Johnny Benz will be co-hosting #FEST with Danny D. Johnny comes from Columbus and is making the trip down to Athens to ensure all you wild and crazy #FEST’ers, well, stay wild and crazy!
Cal Scruby (pronounced “SCROO-BEE”) has taken Ohio State by storm with his party performances and Buckeye hits that have garnered the attention of many OSU athletes. (Jared Sullinger, anyone?) His anthems in “The Nation” and his weekly releases - “Scruby Tuesdays” - have only add to his YouTube presence. We had the opportunity to ask him about his career, what’s planned for the future, and his upcoming #FEST performance.
#FEST: When did the start of your musical interest begin? What made you get started?
Cal: I first started listening to rap when I was in grade school. I stole all my older brother’s music. We would listen to Jay-Z when he drove me to school. Those are the first albums I knew from start to finish. My sophomore year at OSU, I was rapping to my friends and they made me rap to people I didn’t know. I wasn’t comfortable at first, but I got over that pretty quickly.
#FEST: You’re an engineering student at THE Ohio State University. How do you juggle your school work with your growing musical career?