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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, the debut album from SMILEZ, Ur in My World, is a 15-track blend of hip-hop and punk rock, including Someday which samples The Strokes.
No stranger to standing out in the crowd with his vibrant, yellow presence, Los Angeles based artist SMILEZ is the missing link between grungy punk catharsis and unrestrained hip-hop bravado.
I like to put my DNA into everything I do which is why I produced my new album and directed all the music videos.
Having emerged as a rare disruptor in the new RAGE space, SMILEZ can turn up on a track with Snoop Dogg having having also graced the hallowed Warped Tour stage, had has opened for Trippie Redd, Wiz Khalifa and JuiceWRLD.
In 2021, he released a string of singles, including the number one on the SoundCloud charts hit “HAPPY,” which racked up more than seven million streams. He ended 2022 with a deeply emotional track in honor of his late brother titled “Sit Back & Relax,” which serves as a PSA to the fentanyl epidemic.
Known for his fluorescent yellow hair, his energetic, melodic rap style, and catchy melodies with upbeat production, SMILEZ released his debut album, “Ur in My World”, in 2022. The album was well-received by critics and fans alike, and it helped to establish SMILEZ as a rising star in the hip-hop world.
SMILEZ has been compared to artists like Lil Peep and Juice WRLD for his emo-rap style, often exploring topics of personal struggles, grief, and loss.
While SMILEZ is still relatively new to the scene, he has already made a big impact. He is a talented rapper with a unique sound, and he is sure to continue to be a force in the hip-hop world for years to come.
Ur In My World
The debut album from SMILEZ, Ur In My World, is a 15-track portrait of his life to date, blending hip-hop and punk rock, with an underlying theme of trying to make the best out of tough situations. The album includes SMILEZ hit single, “Someday”, which samples The Strokes, to create an instant hit that sticks in your head. The song “Mentally I’m Somewhere Else” narrates the mental struggles of losing a loved one, while “Party Party Party” is a loud 808 pounding mix of modern production and classic pop-punk.
SMILEZ started off 2023 with a Genius ‘Open Mic’ performance. Ur in My World, is out now.
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