26-year-old John Orlan Padilla Lopez, also known as Scye, was born in Malabon but hails from Bulacan. Raised into the world of pop-inclined local inspirations between the likes of the Eraserheads and Parokya ni Edgar to AJ Rafael, he transitioned into the world of hip-hop in his teen years by way of Eminem and Gloc-9.

These inspirations informed his songwriting, which borrows elements from a variety of genres within and beyond hip-hop.He took his name from the PC games he grew into; in fact, he’s confident in being a good video game player. Over time, his storied childhood and adolescence lead him to reflect on his life—a quality he’s kept until now. He tackles relationships and politics in his lyrics naturally.