Smokey Smothers cannot be confined to a box. The Wisconsin native is a special kind of artist. Writing raps and producing her own beats became a passion at the tender age of 9. Having a passion for art and entertainment, she’s also CEO of Spaceflight Media; specializing in videography, graphic design and script writing. Smokey has opened for acts such as Potluck and Bezz Believe, as well as headlined her own mini tour promoting her project “Hollywood Smoke”. Over the last 5 years Smokey has gained fans nationally and internationally. She is here to continue the legacy of her grandfather and great uncle, Chicago blues brothers Big Smokey Smothers and Little Smokey Smothers. Her commitment to this legacy and bringing good, relatable music to her fans is sure to keep her on the road to success.

Where are you based?

How long have you been making music?
23 Years

What genre would you consider your music to be?
I’d consider it Alternative Hip-Hop

What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
To be honest I can’t pinpoint one specific thing that inspired me. I just never saw any other choice besides music. It’s my everything. I will say my grandfather and great uncle inspired me a lot and growing up seeing other kids like Bow Wow and Lil Romeo pursuing rap careers made me feel like I could do it too.

What are your biggest musical influences?
Kanye West, Aaliyah, Timbaland and The Neptunes are my 4 major influences.

Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
Independent under Destine Records and The Maf

What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Building a fan base and obtaining finances to fund everything has been the biggest challenge overall. It’s gotten easier, but starting out in the early 2000’s as a kid and growing up during so many transitions in technology and the music industry, some things were difficult to adjust to. It took a lot of learning new tools and new techniques to grain some momentum in building a solid fanbase.

How many songs or albums have you released to date?
9 full projects. Before that, I think I released about 7 singles between elementary and high school.

Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
I believe when I made the beat for Cook, I intended on selling it or giving it away but I started flowing to it and loved how the lyrics were coming along so I kept it. The song presents feelings of power, certainty of myself and touches on family a little bit.

Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I plan to release more visuals for my latest single, Cook and I’ll be spending the rest of the year preparing for a new project summer of 2024. Until then, stay tuned, I may have something for the winter up my sleeve…