Lashawn ‘Scrouge’ Selwood is no stranger to the world of calypso, or soca. The entertainer, who hails from the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been singing and performing since 2012. He earmarks Bunji Garlin as his biggest influence in music; Scrouge says that he was following the artist since before he was well known, and has always admired the commitment and drive behind his music – something that Scrouge himself has adopted since jumping onto the soca bandwagon.
Scrouge possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Entertainment Business, and has used this knowledge to build a solid foundation from which his music has evolved. For the 2017 season, we can expect a lot of great work. He has already released Fettin Instinct, which he believes will be one of the bigger hits for the season. Produced and mastered by a mix of talent coming out of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Trinidad, Fettin Instinct has a sweet beat, and a memorable hook.
In addition, Scrouge is working on an EP to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is currently working on the visuals and different collaborations. Over the next week, his team will be travelling to Trinidad and Tobago to promote and market Fettin Instinct.
Scrouge has a long history of opening for some of the big names in soca, including Machel Montano and Alison Hinds. He works with a close team, whose main focus in building their brand is to target the Caribbean-based carnivals. He is most excited to see how his upcoming projects will unfold in the coming months, and in his bag of tricks is a remix of Fettin Instinct. He hopes to collaborate with other great performers like Bunji, Sekon Star and Preedy in the future.