One Drop Scott is a hip-hop/rap producer from Berkeley, California. Born in Los Angeles, One Drop Scott moved to the Bay Area as a kid in the early '70s. The accomplished percussionist helped form Salsa de Berkeley, played drums for jazz giants like Bill Summers, and replaced then-girlfriend Sheila E in Confunkshun.
While a member of the Freaky Executives, One Drop Scott wrote and produced a novelty rap song "Surf or Die" – a 1987 full-length of that name, credited to the Surf MC's on Profile Records, just edges out "Life Is...Too Short" (Jive, 1988) as the first big-label Bay Area rap album. One Drop Scott worked with Tone Capone on Scarface and 3X Krazy projects, but it was his work on C-Bo's "Til My Casket Drops" (AWOL, 1998) that earned him his reputation for densely layered, musically sophisticated tracks that still bring the boom.