Mike Smith (entertainer)
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|Occupation||Country recording artist, singer/songwriter, musician, producer, labelhead|
|Notable work(s)||One Shot (TV series)|
|Home town||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
Mike Smith is an American musician, chart topping songwriter, country recording artist, producer and label head. Smith made official introductions in the country music sector in early April 2016 with the release of his single "Little Bit Of Us." Smith will release his country album ALWAYS YOU AND ME in July 2016. His successful career in music and entertainment led him to launch three record labels [22 Records, Razor Sharp Records and SMH Records]. Smith is also known for his work as executive producer and celebrity judge in the upcoming TV series and hip hop competition "One Shot" scheduled to air on BET fall 2016.
Mike’s songwriting craft propelled his successful career in music and entertainment. His distinct talents as a highly sought-after tunesmith have been recognized time and time again. He’s co-written and recorded alongside some of the most widely decorated performers in the music and entertainment industry [including [including RZA (Wu-Tang Clan), DMC (Run DMC), eight-time Grammy nominated producers, The Avila Brothers, along with members of Guns N’ Roses and Dave Matthews Band, Twista, Tech N9ne, T.I., Slaughterhouse and many more]. Mike is an artistic writer with a musical penmanship to paint the perfect story line in any genre.
Mike has lent a hand to pen numerous songs for artists, with more than 10 sweeping the Top 10 on the charts. He’s produced, written and performed with revolutionary Hip Hop artists including Dizzy Wright, Cyhi the Prynce, Nappy Roots and Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan, Justice League, DJ Revolution, Royce Da 5’9 and Troy Ave.
Mike will release his independent CD trademarked by his own signature sound - ALWAYS YOU AND ME. The album (scheduled for a July 2016 release) features a collection of Mike Smith originals such as the title track, "I Am What I Am," and “Sweet My Lady Be.”
In 2014, Mike opened the door to SMH Records with his long-time colleague King Tech. The label has since signed eight acts. The invigorating endeavor led Mike to launch a second label (with long-time friend and colleague, RZA); Razor Sharp Records signed three artists since its March 2015 organization. Smith is also the executive producer of the reality hip hop lyrical competition and TV series "One Shot."
In 2014, it was announced on Sway in the Morning, that a new reality show focusing on rappers and MCs would be "coming soon." The show, titled "One Shot" was launched by Sway Calloway, Mike Smith and KXNG CROOKED, features high profile guest judges such as T.I., The Game, DJ Khaled, RZA, Twista and E-40. The reality show focuses on countrywide auditions within the hip-hop genre to find the next rap star. The winner will receive a record deal signed with Smith's SMH Records and $100,000 prize money. "One Shot" is scheduled to air on BET in fall 2016.