HipHop Artist/Songwriter Smoke Decent has a history and passion for making and performing music. Very creative and capturing Songwriter who wants to share his craft and talent with the world and other talented artist. Let's Collab
Smoke Decent is offering his songwriting and collaboration services to fellow artist in the music bbusiness. I write Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, and other genres of music, I also perform on all different genres of music so feel free to book me even if your not a hip hop artist.
A Bit About Me:
I am from Virginia and currently a resident of Newport News Va, I am also an artist of local label Lavish Life Music Group and Founder of my own label and brand TopSouth Music. I recently gained distribution with Record Union and exposure on major sites and retailers such as Spotify and iTunes. I have several singles available now and currently working on a new EP.
Coming from Virginia I go hard to show support and appreciation for other artist. Sometimes we lack the support system in Va but I want to create an aura of support and encouragement amongst artist to gain stable longevity and success in the music business.
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Interview with Smoke Decent
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Lil Shawn was a single I made early in my career and I was the song writer and performer on the track. The song was built in story form and had a strong message. During a listening party this song made several people in attendance shed tears and mistake my story for actual events. This made me proud to know I could grab the listeners and paint a vivid picture with my lyrics to touch and even effect the people who hear it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To take there vision serious and dedicate myself to the agreement we made.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new EP called "Power Up" and a mix tape that hope to do well with features, a Dj host, and top producers.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kinda of song do you want and what's your time frame.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Happy but serious
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jon Legend cause his voice and skill is epic
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The more energy you put into recording your track the better the final product will sound, just relax and record.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting and performing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring energy and substance, I react to the way I'm feeling at the moment and bring my true self to a song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Review and study a beat, write to the beat, rehearse the material I wrote, than record it
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Well when I go to the studio I'm all prepared to share the beat with the engineer and start recording. No lolly gagging wasting time.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: T.I. because of his family values and locally Yung Money Yawn cause he cone from the same area as me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Performing on music tracks or just giving advice based on my knowledge
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Hearing the finished project, knowing I played a part in making something that someone else may love.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do I write music, my answer is I feel it first, the beat moves me thus setting the direction I go with the song.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's just hip hop, I'm an artist so I respect all genres of music and everyone's craft.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear about your inquiry and be professional, business is business but I work better with those I consider a friend.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Water jug, global phone(if possible lol), big bag if trail mix, tent, and knife
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was to become a mainstream artist with a major record deal and I have been doing this for atleast 10 years.