The rhythm of hip-hop, the melody of R&B, and the energy of rap music. Put it all together and you have HBL Smoove, The next big thing in urban music. He is bringing a completely new and unique sound to the game. “I’m a breath of fresh air in a game where everyone is trying to be like the next hottest rapper. I just created my own lane and continue to speak real on what I know. Everything that I rap has either happened to me, or I’ve been a part of it.”
This is not just talk from Smoove. His journey started early. Born and raised in Hutchinson, KS and finely tuned in Pittsburg, KS Marcus “Smoove” Madison has become a force to be reckoned with. Smoove found his love for music at a young age. He recalls his parents listening to the Isley Brothers, Al Green, and Luther Vandross and he distinctly picked up on the beats. At the age of 10, Smoove, alongside his cousin, use to pretend they were the infamous “Kris Kross”. Soon after, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in this industry so he began writing his own raps and started off with a small audience of friends and family.
“My best quality is that I’m a leader. I’m a motivated and driven individual. Right now I’m striving to be the best at what I’m pursuing. And now with a daughter, I really have a reason to work to be the best and provide for her. “Smoove’s dedication to his craft has paid off as his career is growing and moves are being noticed. “My favorite memory is from a show we did in Lawrence, KS at the Granada Theatre. After we shut the stage down we started taking pictures with fans and we pulled them on stage and they just went crazy. That was the first time I knew that this was where I was meant to be. The first time is always the best.” He has since gone on to open up for many big-named artists such as Dorrough, Mac Miller, Smoke DZA, Big Krit, XV, Chevy Woods, Rich Da Factor and Kid Ink.
“My goals with music is not just to be heard, but heard by the masses. I want to take my state from the middle of the map to the forefront of Hip-Hop. I want to be successful and be able to provide for my family without the block. I’m taking on new projects. I’m trying to grow. My team and I have been working really hard.” The lyricist aims to be among the legends in the industry with his commercial appeal, witty lines, clever lyrics and animated delivery. Smoove effortlessly stands out amongst the rest. Smoove’s here and he is determined to change the sounds and face of entertainment and leave his mark.
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