By Felix Casado –
I’m back with another interview! This time with the one and only SMO, who’s new album This One’s For You shows why he’s still on top of the Country Rap game! SMO shows the diversity when it comes to his music and fans. SMO takes it all the way with This One’s For You. He calls it “Smo 2.0” and explains, “My last two albums came from having the freedom to be different from what people expected, but with this album my goal was to make something legendary for my fans.”
To recapture the energy of his early work, SMO assembled the right team. David Ray, who produced the album, also co-wrote and sang on several tracks. SMO says, “D-Ray is an amazing guy. He runs a highly productive operation at Dammit Boy Entertainment and is a veteran member of the group I4NI. He was able to bring back my original producer DJ Orig. Having Orig back in the pocket and D-Ray behind the wheel created the perfect atmosphere for a musical masterpiece.”
During our chat, I had a few questions for SMO. Check out what he had to say….
How did you pick your new album’s cover art?
It’s a picture of me when I was crawling out of a window and my mom caught me. It captures everything that I am- an innocent little dude with my shirt off, hair blowing in the wind, and a big smile on my face. When you’re that young, you can’t fake who you are.”
One of SMO’s favorite tracks on the album Tear Da Mud Up, a collaboration with Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul, is a blend of electronic techno and country rap. Inspired by the variety of music at mud bogs, SMO found the sweet spot between rap and electronic music. “We wanted to make a country rap, dubstep record which has never been done. I call it mudstep.”’
In my opinion, This One’s For You is an album you want to jam out to anywhere you are no matter if it’s in the backwoods or just cruising down the street! This album has it all. MAKE SURE TO GET THE ALBUM!!