hat is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is SMO and I rep the state of Tennessee.
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
This One’s for You is my new album inspired by my fans I call Kinfoke.
I also just released my autobiography My Life in a Jar: The Book of Smo.
What is unique about you and your music?
I’m just rapper from the country spitting Kuntry Livin’.
What shaped your music?
I was influence by my dad’s love of old country western music like Jerry Reed and Johnny Cash as well as my older brother’s favorites like Beastie Boys and Vanilla Ice.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
At a young age I became very infatuated with music. In my early 20s I decided to do music full time and I’ve been doing it ever since.
What type of music do you listen to?
Mostly classic rock and new releases in all genres
What inspires you to write music?
Life’s challenges and rewards
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I love to cook.
Happiness to you is…
a normal day at home with my life wife.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
Triple read everything and know what you’re signing before you sign it.
Tell us about your upcoming projects...
Right now we are wrapping up recording the audiobook that will be available very soon and then we will begin working on The Greatest Hits album.
Where do we find your music / music projects?
Any last words for the readers?
Don’t let the word “country” in country rap turn you off. This is real rap for real people.