Category: New Artist Published on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 00:36 Written by kellie k Hits: 1471
It was obvious as a youngster, Smoke was bound to inherit a musical talent that could only be in God's favor. Embraced by different cultures of music, his artistry was magnified in childhood. Intense in his passion, he knew that music was a place where his poetic words would become emblematic to the ears of his listeners. Constantly, looking for a pen and paper his skills developed at an early age where the pen turned into a microphone and the paper was an engraved thought.
Smoke was born at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was raised on the southside on 101 and Union. Growing up in the inner-city amongst gangs, violence, poverty, & police brutality Smoke sought to find a way out. After leaving the Windy City with his family, he up rooted in Jackson Mississippi, where he expanded his rapping talents in a furious explosion. The youngster now known as Smoke, would enter high school talent shows and rapper contest that would soon start producing tracks that brought attention to the many skills he exemplified causing 100 Drums Production to seek him out as an independent artist and song writer. Smoke flirted with sports throughout his life, after playing high school and college basketball, he attempted a career at semi-pro basketball but after playing on the summer league team with 2 different semi-pro teams without any success Smoke went full throttle with his music career.
After many recordings and spins from the radio stations, Smoke settled into the mind of his listeners like dust…his definite swagger and street culture jelled into the hearts of everyone that knew him and everyone that would soon know him. Constantly on the grind, his passion sets the standards that has impressed society’s regime for decades. Not only is he an upcoming star but he is a truly talented work in progress.
Smoke has many accomplishments and community works that gained him respect and much love by many, such as his works with 99 Jams WJMI's Toy-4-Tots and National Safe Place for kids. He also has worked with and done shows for “Silence the Violence Movement” to raise money and help community kids in the state of Mississippi to be aware of choices they make in life and understand there is always better options.
Some of his upcoming endeavors are shooting his first video for his hit single”You Bad”. Soon releasing his intro CD like a mixtape but all original songs and tracks hosted by DJ Phingaprint and produced by the R&B croaner ML of 100 dRUMs Production... He also was recently introduced as one of the hottest upcoming artist in the game by the one and only DJ Cool Gee of Faze2Ent. in New York on his radio show Enta-The Faze which can be caught on Bounce-fm.com Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Est. Smoke has also been making preparation for trip to Ghana in June 2010 with Dr. Carol O'Conner, DJ Phingaprint, The Rhyme-N-Reason Foundation for an Hip-Hop workshop and concert. Smoke has also been in works with Jermaine Kamell (an Atlanta based screen-writer) and Gary Sturgis (actor from Daddy's Little Girls and many other films) on the soundtrack for their upcoming movie; in which was to be called The Quiet Storm but is currently under modification.
As a Songwriter, Performing Artist, as well as Promoter; Smoke has worked closely with and/or performed with such artist as ML, Recognition, Compozitionz, Day 26, Cupid, Dru Hill, Eddie Seawood, Pleasure P, Rob Gold, Rich Boy, Webbie, Shawty Lo, Deelishis, Rasheeda, and many others.
You can keep up with Smoke at IAmSmoke.ning.com.