Smokes graduated from high school he knew, without a doubt that this was the angle his life was about to go in. For him rapping came easier than most, Billy realized at a young age he has special gift. Once his lyrics are put onto paper, he automatically remembers the words in his mind. He put his first album out, Filthy Flint Money, about 2 years ago and sold over 3,000 copies in a city that is populated by only 116,000 people.
The album did extremely well in a short period of time and caught the likes of Nichols and Irv Gottie with who have expressed their interest and are currently reviewing his newest album. Soon after that Billy also released a mix tape, which fell into the right hands at Sony Records and caught their attention as well. They recently sent him a few sample tracks that he is in the process of finishing. Billy has been in the local newspaper 3 times concerning his rap career and has also appeared on Fox 66 news with an interview by Kim Russell focused on his newly found relationship with Sony Records.
Billy admits that he would not have made it this far without the support of long time friend Matt Hinkle. With their help he has been able to successfully outpour his emotions about his environment and the struggles of young black males trying to make it. B. Smokes have been influenced by Jay-Z, Biggie, Pac, Lil Wayne & Kanye West, feels hes unique because he is one of only a few true artist whose music has no boundaries.
He has experience doing live show performances with D-12, Ludacris, DTP, Bun B, Ying Yang Twinz, Shawna, David Banner, Lil Scrappy, Dayton Family & MC Breed. His new album (The Hustlaz Choice) is nearing completion and has already proven to be his best album yet. It contains an explosive single called When She Come, that is getting national attention from many DJ's across the states. Even Billys myspace page, http://www.myspace.com/billysmokes, has been on high demand gaining hundreds Read more on Last.fm.
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