I am better known by my stage name, SMI aka Smiley. From an early age, I knew that hip-hop was pulsing through my veins. Hearing the beats and the rhymes. As a child, I listened to Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas, 2Pac, and Biggie, but I love the new school, like The Migos, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Rick Ross. Although I was sure I would become a HipHop artist when I grew up, I kept my tastes diverse, and to this day, I listen to Trap music, Dirty South, and New Wave, drawing inspiration from a wide range of artists and styles.
A multi-talented artist, I am just as comfortable writing dope lyrics as I am getting up on stage and belting out a song. Coming up from nothing, earning minimum wage, I had a fire in my belly, and nothing will quell that fire but to become the very best in the game.