Stage Name:

Smiles Official

Hometown:

Cutler Ridge, FL

Label:

Streets Enterprise Entertainment

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/smilesofficial/


The streets have spoken, and Smiles Official is officially the guy to watch coming from the grind-heavy state of Florida. The Cutler Ridge native comes with an arsenal of wordplay and lyricism that seems to be missing from the majority of Florida spitters. It’s not “mumble rap” and it’s not a front. Smiles Official is about as legit as they come.

Currently signed to Streets Enterprise Entertainment, Official has been making waves in the Florida music scene for years, but now it seems he’s ready to venture to the mainstream limelight of rap culture. Showcasing a full profile of bars, clever double entendres, and hard-hitting lyricism, the rising rapper seems to have a lot in store for fans across the urban culture. Smiles Official has no gimmicks in his art form and is constantly seen evolving in his own sound, resulting in something you’re gonna want in all your playlists.

Despite multiple struggles early on, it seems Official is finally coming into his own and is ready to showcase his skills for the world to see. If you haven’t already peeped his unique sound, be sure to click play on his songs “I Got A Bag”, “Lil G”, and “Feelings” to name a few. Recently, we were able to catch up with the Florida rapper and discuss many subjects regarding his passions for his work and the results he has received thus far.


Culture Cartel:

“Hey, man thanks for talking with us! You’re new joint ‘I Got A Bag’ is really rising a good wave right now. How did the song come together?”

Smiles Official:

“The song came together messing around in the studio. We actually didn’t take it seriously but it’s been my most successful song up to date. It hit major radio all across the United States last year and even got me some label attention.”

Culture Cartel:

“Nice, it definitely has been one of our favorite drops from you. How would you say growing up in Cutler Ridge influenced the music you make?”

Smiles Official:

“Cutler Ridge taught me everything I know. The neighborhood taught me good and bad and made me the man I am today. So when I rap I speak about things that were going on in Cutler Ridge and I expect people from the same area to relate.”

Culture Cartel:

“Do your Jamaican and cultural roots influence your individual sound?”

Smiles Official:

“Some people say I have an accent. I can’t really tell. But my dad is Jamaican and my mom is Haitian. Caribbean parents raise us different so I would have to say yes. From the sound to the way I speak, etc.”

Culture Cartel:

“I can see that. what do you consider your biggest career milestone to date?”

Smiles Official:

“On a personal level getting in rotation on 99 JAMZ because it’s something I always dreamed of. Being played on major radio in your own city. But me and my team have accomplished a lot and we have some big things coming this upcoming year.”

Culture Cartel:

“Do you have any new projects in the works we can hear about? What can we expect this coming year from Smiles Official?”

Smiles Official:

“August 11th I dropped All Grams No Scams. Check it out when you get a chance. Will also have visuals coming soon.”

Culture Cartel:

“Definitely will. Is there anyone you’d like to work with in the industry in the future?”

Smiles Official:

“T.I., Jeezy, and Jay-Z if I get a chance”

Culture Cartel:

“Good choices. If there’s one thing you want people to know about you, what would it be?”

Smiles Official:

“I’m just a regular nigga. I think that why I like Biggie so much. He didn’t pretend to be no kingpin or boss he just portrayed the average hustler from Brooklyn and his story was so authentic. I believe I’m that for Miami.”

Culture Cartel:

“Besides Biggie, who else are some of your biggest idols in music?”

Smiles Official:

“T.I. is my favorite rapper. I was also heavily influenced by Jeezy and Lil Wayne. Jay-Z is the prime example of the type of career I would want to have though.”

Culture Cartel:

“Lastly, how would you describe the music you make?”

Smiles Official:

“I make music for the hustlers and trap niggas but I can also turn around and make a hit for the ladies or get conscience with you. My bread and butter is trap but I’m very diversified.”

Culture Cartel:

“I think people will see that for sure. Thanks so much for talking with us man. Hope for more good content from you in the future.”

Smiles Official:

“No doubt.”


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