Scott Kent, also known as rapper Wolverine, adopted the persona of the famous Marvel comic creation, full of rage and the unbreakable metal adamantium, long before Hugh Jackman brought the character to movie screens. And while Jackman honed his craft at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Kent also spent years honing his in Perth, except he did it in cyphers, studios and live shows around the city. With the nationwide release of his 4th album, Street Music, players nationwide are soon going to need adamantium speakers.
Any notions that Wolverine is just another rapper who has thrown together an album can be quickly discarded; his new release is being distributed through Australia’s premier hip hop distribution label Shogun, and features the breathtaking vocals of Porsah Laine on the single "Give it up".
He has also performed at some of Australia's premier live venues, and his intense live show has seen him share the stage with acts including Blackalicious, Method Man, Redman, Gza, Muggs, Foreign Legion, Brad Strut, Art of War, Downsyde, Hospice Crew, Bliss and Eso, Bias B, The Funkoars and SBX.
It was in 1994 that Wolverine first picked up the microphone, inspired by the likes of B.I.G, Wu Tang, NWA, Geto Boys and Public Enemy.
Wolverine established himself as a well respected member of the hip hop scene, and this can be seen in the calibre of his collaborations including Downsyde, Optamus, Billy Bunks, Porsah Laine, Trials, Dazastah, Hunter, Clandestien and many others.
He has received Triple J airplay and a host of other airplay from numerous radio shows around Australia.
It’s been a long road, but Wolverine is about to be unleashed into the world spotlight.