FEATURED ARTIST FRIDAY: MR. SMIIRK
MR. SMIIRK has integrated his experience from behind the turntables to behind the mic, and garners inspiration from influential artists including, Tupac, 6ix9ine, Eminem, and Biggie. His charismatic rhythmic techniques and dynamic lyrical structures resonate with a signature sound that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; giving his audience a taste of something fresh, yet still identifiable. These days, he knows how to enjoy life, using his craft to be a voice for hip-hop, continuing its movement with his community and fanbase, and living the life of an artist on the rise. He has come a long way since his beginnings and is driven to maintain originality and to keep shooting for greatness. Judging by his success so far, MR. SMIIRK is well on his way to the top. Hip-hop fans will soon be used to hearing his name.
What genre would you describe yourself as? Why?
Hip-Hop/ Heavy Scream Rap… I would say that since my new style has a lot of energy and creative word play.
Tell us something that you’re doing now and are excited about.
I am working on another single called FUCCABE as well as constructing a new music video for it.
What artists influence you/do you look up to?
Alot of Linkin Park, Green Day, 6ix9ine, Zillakami, Meek Mill, Tupac… A different amount of influencers.
What is your proudest moment so far? (blogged/signed/etc..)
When one of my music videos hit 3.5k plays on Youtube, to me that is a huge small goal that could turn into a bigger one just by being consistent.
What DAW do you use?
I used to use FL 12 but now Im fluent in Ableton 10 and Logic Pro X.
What are some of your favorite plug-ins?
I love serum to create synths, and experimenting with the daws normal plugins to do some sound design.
What is something you cannot leave home without (besides keys, phone, wallet)?
Some gum… lol No cap.
Long days and nights in entertainment can take quite a toll on your body. How do you stay healthy?
I use to be really fit and go to the gym every day… Now I am starting back up again trying to stay fit.
If you had to do something else (outside of music), what would it be?
Being a philosopher.
What was your favorite show that you've played?
Lollapalooza and Reaction NYE because New Years was packed and intimate.
What’s your current favorite show (tv/Netflix/etc…) worth binging?
I dont watch TV not gonna lie haha.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what album would you have with you?
ALL EYEZ ON ME...
What is something that makes you stand out as an artist?
My look and sound combined give me the strength to project what I want to be said. With cutting edge creativity in my tracks, I feel as if all you need to do is take a listen.
What is a quote or phrase that you try to live by? Why?
Discipline equals freedom.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Appreciate anyone who takes the time out to get to know me a little better aye.