"Born and bred in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, MC and producer, ScienZe (aka Jamal Monsanto) released his ﬁrst mixtape “The DOPEness, Vol. 1” in 2009. Drawing inspiration from the DIY aesthetic found in independent ﬁlms and world music; while exploring themes of love and loss and the importance of having a thirst for knowledge, Scienze has long-recognized the importance of collaboration and an open mind, when making music. After releasing “Ode 2 Dilla” in 2010, a tribute to the beloved producter and his critically acclaimed “Hall Pass”, Scienze has since garnered attention from popular online music blogs like 2dopeboyz, OkayPlayer, DJBooth.net, Fresh Daily and Pigeons and Planes. ScienZe has hit the stage with artists such as TiRoN & Ayomari, Homeboy Sandman, Recess, Fresh Daily, recorded with acclaimed producers Ski Beatz and Blu & Exile, and has most recently featured Def Jam Recordings artist, Asher Roth, on his 2011 release “When Skies Fall.” 'Iʼm all about organic music-making and natural vibes, where nothing is forced. I donʼt identify with one genre alone... I donʼt just make Hip Hop, I make music.'"