For the Strange Music artist, see Big Scoob (Strange Music).

Big Scoob
Big Scoob

Birth name

Johnny Jackson

Also known as

Scoob Lover, Johnny Famous


New York City, New York, United States


Hip hop


Rapper, dancer

Years active



Cold Chillin' Records (1994-1996)
Fully-Blown Recordings (2000-2002)
Trendsetters (2003-2012)

Associated acts

Big Daddy Kane, Scrap Lover

Johnny Jackson, better known by his stage name Johnny Famous and formerly as Big Scoob, is an American rapper. He began his career as a back-up dancer for Big Daddy Kane, before making his debut rap appearance on Big Daddy Kane's 1989 album It's a Big Daddy Thing. In 1992, he released the single "Non Stop" with Scrap Lover, who was Big Daddy Kane's other dancer at the time.

In 1994, Jackson signed a deal with Cold Chillin' Records and released the single "Suckaz Can't Hang" as "Big Scoob and The Booty Bandits". Two years later, he released his third single, "Champagne on the Block".

After a period of inactivity in the late 1990s, Jackson returned at the turn of the century, releasing seven singles on the Fully-Blown Recordings label from 2000 to 2002. His final release as Big Scoob was the single "No More Mr. Nice Guy", released in 2003 on Trendsetters.

In 2010, Jackson changed his stage name to Johnny Famous and released the single "Money in da Bag". In 2012, he released the single "Day by Day".

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